He said he expected these new documents to dominate a lot of the discussion at PLC’s annual meeting, which occurred last week in Boise, ID. PLC leaders planned to meet with BLM Deputy Director Steve Ellis and other high-level officials to discuss the documents,.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced last week that it has reopened the comment period on the proposed rule to delist the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population, which was initially published March 11, 2016.
Preconceived notions about food can drastically change a consumer’s mind. Offer a young child broccoli to eat and they might reject it. Offer that same child “little trees” and they might suddenly enjoy it. The same apparently holds true for consumers and beef.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) revealed on Sept. 1 a seven-year work plan to take a bite out of its backlog of Endangered Species Act (ESA) decisions. USFWS faces decision deadlines on over 550 species that have been petitioned for listing, and hundreds more that the agency has already determined may warrant listing.
Four New Mexico State University (NMSU) electrical engineering students are designing a camera prototype that may provide the answers. Seniors Zach Abbott, Christian De La Pena, German Montes and Adrian Palos are in the process of developing a camera that can be affixed to a harness around a cow’s neck.
Federal food intake surveys conducted between 1977 and 2012 reveal that, in the 1990s, fast food overtook school food as the largest source of food prepared away from home in children’s diets. However, school foods have remained a more important source of calories for lower income children than for higher income children.
Bacterial leaf streak disease of corn, caused by Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum, has been confirmed in some Nebraska corn fields. The disease had not been previously identified in the U.S., but had been reported on corn in South Africa. The bacterium also causes gumming disease in sugarcane in numerous other countries.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (ODA) confirmed the EIA-positive horse in a Sept. 3 statement and said the 13-yearold Quarter Horse gelding located in McCurtain County was euthanized. Past EIA test history for this horse is unknown. The first reported EIA case for 2016 was in a 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Atoka County on Sept.
Assistant Professor of Meat Science Dr. Amilton de Mello, who has redeveloped the use for the piece of meat, talked about the science behind the cut, its ease of trimming and profitability for the meat processing industry, as well as the potential for restaurants to offer it as a premier menu item.
“Ram fertility is a key component in flock reproductive performance during periods of drought,” Ollila explained. “Reduced ram fertility may result from heat stress and a lower plane of nutrition associated with reduced pasture availability.
The most common legal issue associated with verbal farm leases is how a lease may legally be terminated. For both year-to-year leases and holdover leases, six months advance notice must be given to legally terminate the lease. However, the lease date (the date from which the six months is counted) is different.
made hay harvest challenging. As a result, there has been some higher moisture hay baled, which has led to concerns about spontaneous combustion. “If hay is harvested in the upper 20 percent moisture range or higher, it is possible that within six weeks of baling a fire will occur internally in hay bales.
As Congress came back to Washington last Tuesday for the last legislative session before the November election, members will be under pressure to fund the government before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. However, the Zika virus may complicate the agriculture section of any appropriations bill.
Making critical decisions about the future of your breeding program demands the very best tools and up-to-date information available. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has released the 2016 Fall expected progeny differences (EPDs) that evaluate traits from calving ease to performance to carcass merit.
Member breeders send DNA samples to GeneSeek or Zoetis, where the DNA testing is performed. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) results are used by Livestock Genetic Services, in combination with traditional performance data, to perform the genetic evaluation on over 1.
Bevers shared the data from a large New Mexico ranch recently during the 62nd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station. In his evaluation of the past 25 years of income and expenses on the ranch, veterinary services and breeding per herd accounted for 3.
More than a decade after Nebraska created its “livestock friendly” designation, participating counties have gained more cattle farms and lost fewer hog farms than those that lack the designation, a new study by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL) shows.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently issued a statement on the first forecast for U.S. agricultural exports for fiscal year 2017 and a revised forecast for fiscal year 2016. Both forecasts indicate U.S. agricultural exports have begun to rally and will continue the recordsetting pace that began in 2009.
Last Monday, new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations on commercial drone use went into effect. While the regulations seem to put a number of restrictions on commercial drone operation, they have been described as making commercial drone operation easier compared to previous efforts at regulation.