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by WLJ
2015 March 27
Although it is still early, the temperatures in some parts of cow country have been relatively warm and a few of the cool season grasses are beginning to green up sooner than expected. With that green-up and cows lactating heavily comes the concern of grass tetany, said Adele Harty, South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
Following a robust and transparent public process that included more than 1.5 million public comments, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, on Mar. 20, released final standards that will support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.
2015 March 27
Jeff Zients, Director of the White House National Economic Council, said last Monday that more American jobs depend on “access to the tools of the digital economy.” Faster broadband fuels the next generation business start-ups, he added. The U.S. needs to ensure it is keeping up with the global economy when it comes to digital technology.
2015 March 27
In an announcement last Tuesday, USDA stated that farm managers who are in non-family joint ventures or general partnerships must now prove they are contributing at least 500 hours of farm management work per year, or at least 25 percent of the time necessary for the farm to operate.
by WLJ
2015 March 27
Robert “Bob” Lee, a rancher from Judith Gap, MT, and respected leader in the agricultural community, will receive an honorary doctorate in animal and range sciences from Montana State University (MSU) during the university’s spring commencement, set for May 9.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
Isabella Aurora Allen- Millerd, a third generation Montanan and avid lover of the outdoors, recently won the film role of Clara Anderson. She will portray the young daughter of Montana cattle ranchers Margaret and Tom Anderson in the upcoming docu-drama, “Cowboy.


by WLJ
2015 March 20
“Interning with NCBA and PLC has allowed me to become a part of the team that fights for agriculture and the beef industry each and every day. Not many college students are able to say that they lived and worked in the nation’s capital while representing our country’s most vital industry.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
Being prepared is one of the best ways to ensure that the season goes smoothly, says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Beef Cattle Specialist, and Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
ABS Global, the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services, and artificial insemination technologies, is saddened to announce the passing of the globally iconic sire, 29HO12209 Picston Shottle. The recently retired bull leaves behind an outstanding legacy producing 1,174,948 units.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
Focusing on the organic and natural beef share of the total beef dollar, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board reported that natural and organic beef had 6.3 percent share for the fourth quarter of 2014 with conventional beef market share at 93.7 percent.
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