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by WLJ
2017 August 11
The survey conducted by Morning Consult (http://tinyurl.com/AFBF-TaxReform) on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) found that seven out of 10 voters agreed passing tax reform legislation should be a priority for Congress.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) said in a press release that wildlife managers intend to remove some of the adult wolves in northeast Oregon’s Harl Butte pack to limit further livestock losses as non-lethal measures and hazing have not been successful in limiting wolf depredations.
2017 August 11
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last Monday said that, in light of an effort to rewrite the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, he’s hopeful the federal government can hold off on a lawsuit against a California wheat farmer who faces $2.
2017 August 11
Here are some basic biosecurity steps to protect show animals and those that were left at home after the fair has ended: • Keep animals that were at the fair separate from animals that were not for 28-30 days. If at all possible, do not allow nose-to-nose contact and provide as much distance between animals as possible.
by USDA
2017 August 11
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Aug. 5 with officials from SCORE (www.score. org), the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
JBS SA announced Aug. 3 that it has hired Alfred “Al” Almanza as global director of food safety and quality assurance.
2017 August 11
In the ongoing saga to effectively manage habitat for greater sage-grouse, a Department of Interior (DOI) Sage-grouse Review Team (Team) presented a report to DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke outlining possible modifications to previous conservation plans and policies.


by WLJ
2017 August 11
Adam Joseph McClung, 37, of Vilonia, AR, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock after a brief, but severe illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1980, in Conway, AR, to parents, Dickie and Marshia. On July 3, 2010, he married Chantel Powell in Little Rock, AR.
by WLJ
2017 August 11
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) announced a new lawsuit last week over the national monument review, and issued a letter “raising concerns” about how Washington has handled its wolf conservation and management.
2017 August 4
KC Olson, a beef cattle scientist for K-State Research and Extension, said the incidence of sericea lespedeza has fallen dramatically in research plots where the pasture was burned in August or September, as opposed to the normal practice of burning pastures in April.
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.


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