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by WLJ
2017 March 3
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017. This will mark the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2017 is “Agriculture: Food For Life.
by DTN
2017 March 3
In an initial 2017 outlook comments for the beef, pork, and poultry industry, USDA cited 2016 as a record year for meat production in the U.S., which could weigh down markets as production continues to climb in 2017 and the U.S. beef herd enters its fourth year of expansion.
2017 March 3
Tim Burrack kept moving from session to session at the USDA Outlook Forum looking for some light at the end of the tunnel for commodity farmers. Whether it was income forecasts or the growing production strength in South America, Burrack eventually had to speak up and question the outlook for U.
by DTN
2017 March 3
Twenty-one Kansas witnesses made suggestions to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on how to make changes to the farm bill to address much more difficult times than when the 2008 and 2014 farm bills were passed.
2017 March 3
The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) announced Feb. 21 that its members were planning a one-day work stoppage in response to growing concerns among union workers that their livelihoods are being threatened by overregulation and job losses due to non-union labor and automation.
2017 March 3
“Good producers manage production to the best of their ability; top producers manage the financial components of their business in the same manner,” said Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
The young leaders include 10 Student Advisory Team members and 19 Campus Ambassadors. These students represent 29 schools in 25 states. During their year of service, these students will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty and fellow students as they represent AFA.
by USDA
2017 March 3
for March are as follows: • 1.5 percent with 3-year loan terms, unchanged from February; • 1.875 percent with 5-year loan terms, down from 2 percent in February; • 2.25 percent with 7-year loan terms, unchanged February; • 2.5 percent with 10-year loan terms, unchanged from February; and.
2017 March 3
Corps of Engineers; Jo-Ellen Darcy) to review WOTUS. The pair is ordered to ensure the nation’s navigable waters are protected, but also to promote economic growth, minimize economic uncertainty, and show “due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution” in their examination.


2017 March 3
On Feb. 28, the House Agriculture Committee’s subcommittee on conservation and forestry held its first hearing on the farm bill. That hearing included testimony from a panel of witnesses that included farmers and ranchers outlining their views on the importance and effectiveness of conservation policies.


2017 March 3
Proper bull management is necessary for successful breeding programs. Monitoring the health of bulls prior to and during breeding season can improve a producer’s chances of having a successful calf crop. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
John Anthony Santos, 62 of Hilmar, CA, was born April 3, 1954 in Los Banos, CA. He passed away Friday Feb. 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Tony Santos. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan; his daughter, Corinne; his son, Derek (Colby); and grandsons Alexander and Connor.
2017 March 3
“The key is to know which species you have and what causes them to increase,” he said. “The Banks grass mite and two-spotted spider mite both feed the same. The Banks grass mite is more common early in the season and stays on the lower portion of the plant, moving up as the population develops.


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