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2017 September 15
This current decision is one in a long list of convoluted history that started over three years ago. In June 2014, a group of 15 Wyoming ranchers filed suit in their state’s district court. They alleged that Jonathan Ratner—Western Watersheds Project’s (WWP) director
2017 September 15
Farming and ranching families have reputations for keeping the business in the same family for generations. Many times, the business of owning and running a livestock auction also follows that tradition and the Sterling Livestock Commission in Sterling, CO is no exception.


by WLJ
2017 September 15
Hans Coetzee, professor and head of the anatomy and physiology department in the College of Veterinary Medicine, at Kansas State University (K-State) is one of six recipients of the World Veterinary Association’s Global Animal Welfare Awards.


by WLJ
2017 September 15
In an editorial for the non-profit group Farm Policy Facts, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) announced his intention to introduce a bill that would replace the H-2A program. He described his planned bill as the “Agricultural Guestworker Act” and that it would replace the H-2A program with a new H-2C program.
2017 September 15
Boellstorff, who is in Texas A&M University’s soil and crop sciences department, said floodwater may contain substances from upstream, such as manure, sewage from flooded septic systems, or wastewater treatment plants or other contaminants. A septic system near a well also can cause contamination when the soil is flooded.


2017 September 15
Making this auction unique from others is its location near the border with Mexico. William “Bill” Wallace III, manager of the STLA, explained that the auction is owned by the Chihuahua Cattlemen’s Association and is located about 25 yards from the import/ export inspection station on the Mexican border.


2017 September 8
In announcing the decision, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said DACA immigrants “denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same jobs to go to illegal aliens.” Still, the White House claimed the DACA immigrants will not be priority targets for deportation.
2017 September 8
Silage time has arrived for many producers. Some producers have been forced to put up silage due to hail but many are considering silage over grain based on economical beef production when feeding silage. Here are some key considerations for beef producers to consider before and during use of silage in their operation.
2017 September 8
“People are inherently good, but there may be opportunists who seek to take advantage of people in desperate or serious situations,” Ellingson says. “Miscommunication also can lead to problems, so making sure agreements and arrangements are qualified in writing is important.
2017 September 8
The “value-added” calf sales will begin in October. Therefore, some of the required weaning dates are only a few days away. Most of the “value-added” calf sales require that the calves are weaned at least 45 days prior to sale date. Some cowcalf producers may wonder why the post-weaning period needs to be so lengthy.
2017 September 8
Hundreds of thousands of acres of forest, rangeland, and cropland have sadly gone up in smoke this summer in Montana. In addition to the devastating effect on personal property and direct loss of crops and livestock, fire can affect soil properties and soil nutrients.
2017 September 8
Planning now for winter feeding can provide an opportunity to become more efficient in the use of winter feed dollars. Thoughtful sorting of the cow herd during the fall months as the summer grasses become dormant allows the cows to be supplemented through the winter according to their needs.
2017 September 8
Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas late last month while fires, many of which started in July, continue to burn in western states. In Montana alone, more than 1 million acres have burned while additional fires are burning in California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.


by WLJ
2017 September 8
President Donald Trump announced dozens of nominations last week. Several of the positions were relevant to agriculture, including upper-level USDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) positions. Though the senate has been slow to confirm Trump’s nominees, meaning these appointments likely won’t be.


by WLJ
2017 September 8
In 1987, Hyde served as the president of the American National Cattlewomen’s Association and served on the Oregon Cattle Women’s organization for decades. Among her many honors was being named the 2011 Citizen of the Year by the Klamath Falls, OR, Herald and News.


by WLJ
2017 September 8
Lance Pekus, also known as the Cowboy Ninja competed Sept. 4 in Stage 1 of the American Ninja Warrior finals. The rancher from Salmon, ID finished with the fastest time of the night and advances to Stage 2 of the finals which airs Sept. 18 on NBC.


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