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2015 June 19
Cover crops have seen increased use over recent years to assist crop farmers to capture soil nutrients, protect soil, preserve moisture and generally improve soil health. Many cover crops are grown during fallow time between the main cash crops grown on the farm.


by WLJ
2015 June 19
The Flying Diamond Ranch, owned and managed by the Scott and Jean Johnson family, is the recipient of the 2015 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award. The award was presented during the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) annual convention last week in Steamboat Springs, CO.


2015 June 19
The calendar says June and fly season in the northern climates is under way. Now is the time to be implementing your fly control program. The two major species of flies that cause the most serious production losses are the horn fly and face fly. The horn fly alone is estimated to cause animal losses to the U.


2015 June 19
“Sulfur (S) deficiency in corn is as widespread as I have ever seen it,” he says. “I applied 20 pounds of S as gypsum preplant to all my corn plots in the southeastern part of the state this year and several, particularly in loams/sandy loams, look like green islands in a yellow sea of corn.


by WLJ
2015 June 19
However, the proposed action plan that came out for the CNF in 2011 not only significantly decreased the number of board feet of lumber that could be removed from the forest (a decline from 80 million board feet in the 1988 plan to 25-35 million...


2015 June 19
Lawsuits may be the last option for agriculture to stop the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule once it takes effect, but leaders from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) are counting on Congress to stop the rule before litigation becomes necessary..


by WLJ
2015 June 19
In the early years it was strictly a horse market and shipped thousands of military horses all over the world. In 1941 the auction began selling all classes of livestock with an emphasis on cattle. The company built a new facility at the present location in 1950.


2015 June 12
In a joint statement June 4, the governments of Canada and Mexico announced they are seeking retaliatory tariffs against U.S. goods. The countries were granted the ability to request the tariffs following the World Trade Organization (WTO) action in May up holding.


by WLJ
2015 June 12
During the committee’s deliberation over the bill, committee members debated about the bill and addressed proposed amendments. Bill author Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) argued that the repeal bill is necessary in the face of the EPA’s WOTUS law, finalized May 27.


by WLJ
2015 June 12
Vilsack made the announcement during a visit to the Snake River Brewing Company in Jackson, WY. The company received a $13,810 USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant to install a solar panel to generate energy for the business.


by WLJ
2015 June 12
With “drought” still dominating headlines nationwide, the concept of rain— specifically too much rain— is counterintuitive. But even as California and Nevada continue to bake in their years-long dry spell, states in the Great Plains, particularly the South, are under water.


2015 June 12
About 40,000 acres of oats were harvested in Michigan in 2014. Michigan’s oats are grown for a variety of reasons including feed grain, forage, cover crop and seed production. Oats as a feed grain fill a niche in today’s livestock production systems, particularly in places where corn grain production is unreliable.


2015 June 12
“Factors such as insemination timing, semen placement, estrous detection and synchronization protocols usually receive the most focus; however, semen handling is equally important,” Rusche said. “A successful artificial insemination (AI) program is the result of all the separate steps done correctly.


2015 June 12
Maintaining a 60-75-day breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow/calf producers. A uniform, heavier, and more valuable calf crop is one key reason for keeping the breeding season short. Plus, more efficient cow supplementation and cow herd health programs are a product of a short breeding season.


by DTN
2015 June 12
Beardi, who spent 22 years in the Army, said he was going through “intense therapy” for a year and a half at Walter Reed Hospital after being “blown up” in Iraq, when a Vietnam veteran picked him up twice a week and took him to a farm, where he found the physical exercise and working with animals to be therapeutic.




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