In southeastern Washington, an ongoing experimental grazing project administered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) now faces a major hurdle resulting from the decision of a Thurston County Superior Court judge.
The latest National Resources Inventory (NRI) report, released April 27 by the Agriculture Departments Natural Resources Conservation Service, puts some substantial meat on the bones of an environmental message farmers and ranchers have long conveyedthat they are careful and caring stewards of our nations natural resources.
Attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court to overturn a judges injunction banning the planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa told the high court that it will likely be at least a year before USDA completes an environmental impact study that could allow farmers to plant the crop.
In addition to developing the calculator so that ranchers can calculate what weeds are costing them on any given site, Rinella used the data to estimate what weeds are costing ranchers in a 17-state region.
Applications for the third annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award are now being accepted. The National BQA Award will recognize one outstanding beef and dairy producer who best demonstrate animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations.
Colorado Centennial Farms seeks nomination applications from families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more to be honored at the 24th Annual Centennial Farms celebration held at the summer Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, CO.
Panorama Meats, Inc., the nations largest producer of USDA Certified Organic and 100 percent grassfed and finished beef, is enlisting new family ranchers for its program. Panorama seeks to increase its supply of organic grass-fed and finished cattle in order to meet increased consumer demand.
The findings from the 2007 National Resources Inventory (NRI) serve as a stark reminder that our nations agricultural land baseand the benefits it suppliesis threatened by poorly planned development, says Jon Scholl, president of American Farmland Trust (AFT).
Entomologists are concerned about high numbers of pasture-eating grasshoppers this year, though the extent of the infestation wont be known until late May or early June, according to Bob Wright, entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincolns (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
In a fascinating new twist in the debate over the environmental impact of livestock production, an international team of scientists has recently published research that suggests grazing under certain conditions can significantly reduce the amount of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, released into the atmosphere.
Recently, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a federal order intended to make its bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication program more reflective of the current state of the U.S. cattle industry.
An attempt to expand federal authority over the waterways in the U.S. was reintroduced last week in the House of Representatives by Minnesota Democrat James Oberstar. The bill, "America's Commitment to Clean Water Act,"or H.R. 5088, would change the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the government control over all water in the U.
One signature occurrence of the frontier is not only alive, it is on the rise. Cattle rustlers are plaguing ranchers from Texas to Colorado to Missouri, using a variety of strategies and techniques to steal and sell millions of dollars worth of cattle.
Last week's trade appeared set to be a Friday affair, with buyers and sellers alike settling in to wait for the release of the cattle on feed report before conducting any business. At midday last Thursday, only a little light volume had changed hands to a regional packer in Nebraska at $160-161 dressed basis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of illness due to E. coli O157 significantly decreased in 2009. The 2009 E. coli illness rate is the lowest since 2004 and meets the Healthy People 2010
The U.S. beef industry imaging campaign launched late last year is finding a receptive audience among consumers and retailers in South Korea, helping to improve perceptions of our products while leading to increased sales.
Both U.S. beef and pork exports grew in February, with strong expansion in muscle cuts leading the way in both, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF).
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently announced a farreaching agreement to support the conservation of greater sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems in parts of 11 western states.
The 2010 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum.