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by DTN
2017 August 4
President Donald Trump endorsed legislation last Wednesday to change the U.S. immigration system and reduce the number of legal immigrants coming into the country. He emphasized highly educated immigrants over those who are regarded as low-skilled laborers, which could be interpreted to mean those in agriculture.
by WLJ
2017 August 4
The Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) has distributed $2,751,233 in wildfire relief funds to 165 Kansas ranchers. A special committee including representatives from the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) and KLF reviewed applications and determined how the funds were allocated.
2017 August 4
Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, says one of those questions is related to weaning calves early: If producers are planning to wean next month, should they give preweaning vaccinations now?.
by DTN
2017 August 4
Conaway announced at the beginning of a farm bill listening session in San Angelo, TX, that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue would not attend the session as he had planned because President Donald Trump had called a cabinet meeting to introduce Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new chief of staff.
by WLJ
2017 August 4
Dan Ham began working with the Noble Research Institute (NRI) in March 2008 shortly after he purchased property in Pontotoc County, OK. NRI helped him develop a strategy to achieve his goals of managing the property for wildlife, especially white-tailed deer, puddle ducks, largemouth bass and wild turkey.
by WLJ
2017 August 4
The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and industry partners purchased the winning show steers at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Beef Expo in Murfreesboro July 13-14. The cattle will be processed and the meat donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
by WLJ
2017 August 4
Though attention has recently been on the Senate’s “RAISE Act” just announced last week, the Senate recently introduced two other immigration-related bills as well. S. 1034, the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017, was introduced in May and seeks to protect active agricultural workers with a clean record from deportation.
by WLJ
2017 August 4
Asked about some highlights of his time working in the auction business, Shawn said, “It was a really good business for us for long time, and it was certainly rewarding financially for us, but the main thing is the people that you get to deal with;...
2017 August 4
The Western Governors' Association (WGA) has also taken a stand on the importance of funding firefighting efforts and ending the practice of fire borrowing (the reallocation of resources to fire suppression activities from other intended uses).
by WLJ
2017 July 28
Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) based in Tokyo, Japan announced July 20 that it will acquire Kansasbased Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC (Creekstone) from private equity firm Sun Capital Partners. Creekstone supplies many of the U.S.
2017 July 28
Major agribusinesses have gone from being among the highest-returning investments for shareholders prior to 2012 to being among the lowest returners from 2012 to 2016 due to the downturn in the ag economy, according to a survey of 40 global agriculture companies released this month.
by WLJ
2017 July 28
Six families were honored with regional Environmental Stewardship awards during the 2017 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting July 13. The Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) recognizes the nation’s best cattle and livestock operations and their stewardship and conservation efforts.
2017 July 28
Forage rapeseed (canola) has a nutrient content that’s similar to alfalfa, with crude protein of 12-14 percent and total digestible nutrients (energy) of 55-60 percent. Crude protein and energy levels will be higher if the crop is cut in the early podded stage rather than after the lower leaves begin to drop.
2017 July 28
“As drought conditions deepen in South Dakota and the surrounding region, the likelihood of corn making a harvestable grain crop in some areas is so low that the best option is to take an early forage harvest,” he said. “However, we need to make certain that we aren’t just trading one problem for.
2017 July 28
In what is seen by some as a move to give the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) more flexibility to manage wild horse populations, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that would allow humane euthanasia of wild horses and burros.


2017 July 28
Jim Unsworth, director of WD- FW, said the action is consistent with Washington’s Wolf Management Plan of 2011, which was revised in June 2017. The wolf management policy says that wolves can be removed if they prey on livestock three times in a 30-day period or four times in a 10-month period, according to Jim Martorello, WDFW’s lead wolf manager.


by WLJ
2017 July 21
Last Monday saw the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) release the goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As with previous installments of the NAFTA renegotiation effort, agriculture and its interests received top billing.


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