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2015 May 29
While U.S. meat exports face imposing challenges in 2015, this hasn’t dampened the industry’s enthusiasm for international marketing. This was the prevailing theme throughout the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) board of directors meeting, held recently in San Antonio, TX.


2015 May 29
I have been fooling around with electric fences for 40 years now and most of the time taking pride on building them all in a straight line. Why? Looks good to the eye? Will people think you are a poor fence builder if your fences are not straight? I am only talking about interior livestock management fences.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the foundation. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities,


by WLJ
2015 May 29
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won the bureaucratic race over Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS, or the “Clean Water Rule” as it is called by EPA). On Wednesday, May 27, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Army Corps of Engineers, and President Barrack Obama announced.

2015 May 29
The Senate passed S.995, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, commonly known as TPA, on May 22, prior to leaving town for the Memorial Day recess. With the support of most Republicans, it received only 14 votes from the Democrats.


by DTN
2015 May 29
What is the reasonable allocation of your purchase price to the fair market value of that tiling, given its age and condition? There is likely some fact-finding that is necessary to determine how many feet of tiling are in the ground and what is the...


2015 May 29
State officials see a crown jewel of research that will draw world-class scientists to Kansas State University (K-State), while federal officials say the new diagnostic lab under construction in Manhattan will provide a first line of defense against foreign animal diseases globally.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
“Research has always been a high priority for the Angus Foundation,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation President. “We’re excited about offering these additional research white papers for the educational benefit of our supporters, Angus breeders and beef cattle industry leaders.


2015 May 29
Pinkeye is known technically as Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis in recognition of its contagious nature and the damage that results to the cornea (the clear portion of the eye) and conjunctiva.


2015 May 29
Choice retail beef prices jumped over 9 cents per pound in April to a new record level at $640.2 cents per pound, up 9 percent from one year ago and up 22.5 percent from April, 2013. Choice retail beef prices have averaged 12.4 percent higher for the first four months of 2015 compared to last year.


2015 May 29
Many states including Nebraska have experienced higher than normal precipitation events recently with some areas receiving rainfall that far exceeded a 25-year, 24-hour storm event. This abnormally wet weather pattern has caused drainage and flooding issues in areas.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also played an important role in amplifying its adverse effects, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and university partners.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million—216 million fewer than in 1990- 92, or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report, “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015” (SO- FI), released May 27.


2015 May 29
“Beef producers need to do everything that they can to produce a calf from every cow,” said W. Mark Hilton, Clinical Professor of Beef Production Medicine. “If all of your bulls have passed their breeding soundness exam, you can turn them out with confidence.


2015 May 29
After several years of drought, rain in the West is allowing cool season forages to grow in abundance. Harvesting and baling cool season crops such as fescue and wheat hay is a challenge during a wet spring. The timing of the rains can make it difficult for cattlemen who are trying hard to put quality hay in the bale for next winter’s feed supply.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell unveiled the greater sage-grouse land use strategy May 28, made up of landscape-level, tailored state-by-state plans across the West.


2015 May 29
Cattle producers are concerned by the rules as they would relax a longstanding ban by APHIS from allowing fresh beef imports from countries that have a history of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in their animal herds. The U.S. has not had a case of FMD in cattle since 1929.




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