The center was established as part of the 2008 farm bill. As part of the 2014 farm bill, the center was awarded funding by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to be used for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program.
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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.
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.
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.
Rusche explained that when it comes to matching livestock inventories with available forage, culling does solve the problem of not enough forage; however it is at a cost to the long-run financial health of the ranch.
With new initiatives in decision tools and big data analytics, the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) developed this program to collaborate with different departments across the university to provide new resources for beef producers and veterinarians. The overall theme for the program this year is antimicrobial use in beef cattle.
Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed HR 3844, the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act.” The bill would create a nonprofit, charitable foundation intended to benefit the BLM in a variety of efforts including abandoned mine reclamation and the Wild Horse and Burro Program among others.
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.
Buzz about anaplasmosis, a bacterial disease that affects the red blood cells of cattle, has South Dakota cattle producers wondering if the disease, which can be common in cattle herds raised in warmer climates, has become established in the Northern Plains.
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.
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.
Summer has definitely arrived in Oklahoma! Hot dry summer weather brings about heat and drought stress on summer annuals. Stressed plants such as the forage sorghums can occasionally accumulate dangerous concentrations of nitrates.
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.
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.
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.