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by WLJ
2016 November 11
Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), and Greg Walden (R-OR)—all of the House Committee on Natural Resources—sent a letter asserting that a pair of proposed monument designations would “exacerbate ongoing crises related to western drought and wildfire.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
Traceability in the equine industry has been a highlydiscussed topic for several years, with varying progress across the country to move forward with a national infrastructure. In an effort to coalesce and move forward, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) and the U.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
Impaction colic is essentially constipation and most often includes the accumulation of hard, dry fecal material in the colon. The usual signs of impending impaction colic are depression, a decreased appetite and decreased production and dryness of manure.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
The Food and Drug Administration recently announced amendments to earlier proposed changes to rules regulating drug residues in food animals. The amendments are to a suite of changes proposed in 2012 and deal mostly with changes to legal definitions.
by DTN
2016 November 11
“Corn moisture, with the help of recent sunshine, is moving closer to 18 percent. We have locations that are tight on corn space. Belmond just finished filling their 1.5-million-bushel bunker and is now piling corn in other areas. Other locations are either loading a train or shuffling bushels among locations to make more room.
by USDA
2016 November 11
The unemployment rate for young rural veterans (ages 18 to 34) has seen a large decline too—from a high of 15.7 percent in 2009 to 7.9 percent in 2015. Young veterans often face high unemployment due to servicerelated disabilities and a lack of civilian work experience, which is a greater obstacle when the economy is weak.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
David Townsend, an agricultural and natural resources and plant science major at the University of Delaware, was elected President. This is the first time the State of Delaware has had a national FFA President. Victoria Harris, a biology major at the University of Florida, will serve as Secretary.
2016 November 11
At the time the cover crop mixture was terminated in mid-May, Dille said, it was evident that the Palmer amaranth, a problem weed in Kansas and other states, was much larger in the field without a cover crop than in the field with the cover crop mixture.
by USDA
2016 November 11
The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded more than $4.3 million to 48 American veterinarians to help repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary...
by WLJ
2016 November 11
It is called the Range Allotment Owners (RAO) Association. It is run by the 13-person National Grazing Advisory Board representing 17 contiguous states; one for each of the 11 western states, one Indian allotment owner, and a Plains Region allotment owner for the national grasslands ranchers.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference wrapped up Friday, Nov. 4 with the election of new officers. USMEF Chairman for 2016-2017 is Bruce Schmoll, a soybean and corn producer from Claremont, MN, where he lives with his wife, Tarrie.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industryfunded research and promotion boards. They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently announced that a recent trade mission led by state officials to the European Union (EU) led to agreements expanding markets for Nebraska beef.
2016 November 11
The unexpectedly rapid and harsh adjustment in feeder cattle prices in 2016 has raised many questions about the status of herd expansion late in the year and beyond. Have changes in producer expectations altered herd expansion in 2016 and, more importantly, for 2017 and beyond?.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
A commonality among successful producers is their ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner. A few examples of activities best accomplished within a certain timeframe on the cattle side are purchasing calves, doctoring sick calves, administering vaccinations and assisting with calving.
by WLJ
2016 November 11
WR Reserve, in Hastings, NE, recently became the first packing plant in the U.S. approved to ship kosher beef to Israel since a 13-year ban was lifted earlier this year. Pictured are WR Reserve Owner-Operator Fischel Ziegelheim and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach with one of the first boxes of beef to be sent to Israel.


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