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by WLJ
2016 July 15
If you are not a student reading this right now, perhaps there is an ag student in your life. Please share this with them so they can get access to what we have to offer. We focus on the state of the cattle and beef industry and what it takes to be profitable in today’s chaotic world of politics, regulation, emerging science, and turbulent markets.


2016 July 8
The black-footed ferret (BFF), which was thought to be extinct, is returning this month to the ranch in Wyoming where it was rediscovered 35 years ago. A member of the weasel family, the mammal remains one of the most endangered species in North America, but progress is being made to restore its numbers.


by WLJ
2016 July 8
Last Wednesday, Oregon Court of Appeals Chief Judge Ericka Hadlock decided to reopen a judicial review of the Oregon state order to delist the gray wolf in the state. This order was later ratified in the form of HB 4040 and signed into law by Oregon Gov.


2016 July 8
When asked why there was no policy, Shepherd suggested that it was not likely something people ask about too often. He did note that the issue of taking multiple types of grazing livestock out onto an allotment designated for one species is not entirely novel.


by WLJ
2016 July 8
An online course from University of Nebraska Extension has been developed for feedlots to teach workers, pen riders and processors safe horse handling and care. This online certificate course is available 24/7 to allow cattle operations the flexibility of providing training to their workers as needed.


by USDA
2016 July 8
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced interest rates for July 2016. The CCC borrowing rate-based charge for July is 0.625 percent, unchanged from 0.625 percent in June.


by WLJ
2016 July 8
Thirteen prominent research institutions in the U.S. joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. The report released by this coalition, Retaking the Field, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S.



by WLJ
2016 July 8
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that $44.6 million is being awarded through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 states. Recipients for each project are providing more than $4.


2016 July 8
With the extreme conditions we have been experiencing this summer, it is important producers diligently document and report their death losses for possible Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) payments. It is a good risk management practice to keep good records anyway but it is at times like these that they can really pay dividends.


by WLJ
2016 July 1
Last September, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released their final sage-grouse regulations for over 60 million acres across 10 states. A flurry of litigation from all sides followed. A strange silence fell, leaving westerners waiting for on-the-ground agency action.




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