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News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won the bureaucratic race over Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS, or the “Clean Water Rule” as it is called by EPA). On Wednesday, May 27, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Army Corps of Engineers, and President Barrack Obama announced.

News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
“Research has always been a high priority for the Angus Foundation,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation President. “We’re excited about offering these additional research white papers for the educational benefit of our supporters, Angus breeders and beef cattle industry leaders.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the foundation. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities,


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also played an important role in amplifying its adverse effects, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and university partners.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million—216 million fewer than in 1990- 92, or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report, “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015” (SO- FI), released May 27.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell unveiled the greater sage-grouse land use strategy May 28, made up of landscape-level, tailored state-by-state plans across the West.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Bistro In Vitro is a fictitious restaurant that explores the potential impact that in vitro meat could have on our food culture. By presenting imaginary cultured meat recipes, it aims to contribute to the discussion about the future of meat. Bistro In Vitro is a collaboration between Submarine Channel and Next Nature Network in the Netherlands.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
In agriculture, crop and livestock activities are unique sources of nitrous oxide and methane emissions, notably from soil nutrient management, enteric fermentation (a normal digestive process in animals that produces methane), and manure management..

Opinion
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
The recent rulings with the WTO appear justified in their findings, as Canada and Mexico have been fighting the imposed rule as unfair and detrimental. The original intent of COOL was to increase the value of domestically raised beef; however, it has done the opposite.


Markets
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
In the U.S., 10.5 cents of a typical dollar spent by consumers on domestically-produced food in 2013 represented value added by farm producers, up 8 percent from the previous two years. Products and services provided to farmers by agribusinesses, such as fertilizers and veterinary services, accounted for 2.


News
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
The Leopold Conservation Award Program recognizes agricultural landowners who are actively committed to a land ethic. Working with prominent state conservation partners, Sand County Foundation presents the prestigious honor, which consists of $10,000 and a crystal award, in settings that showcase the landowner’s achievements among their peers.


News
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
Do you know a Montana rancher who is a leader in stewardship and sustainability, implementing conservation practices to ensure the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their operation? Encourage them to apply for the Montana Environmental Stewardship Award, presented by the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA).


News
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced May 14 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water and improve water quality.


News
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced USDA’s plan to implement a farm bill provision that will have a major policy impact on the way the Department of Agriculture helps rural communities plan and finance regional economic development strategies.


News
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking applications for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). The program is available to repay qualified educational loans for eligible veterinarians in exchange for veterinary services in designated shortage situations.


News
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
Auctioneer C.K. “Sonny” Booth, Miami, OK, will be the sixth person inducted into the North American Limousin Foundation (NA- LF) Hall of Fame with a ceremony on June 30, 2015 in Tulsa, OK. Induction into the NALF Hall of Fame is the highest honor the foundation can bestow upon an individual.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
Short phrases sometimes say a mouthful. For example: beef checkoff. Those two simple words amount to a return of $11.20 worth for every dollar that beef producers and importers invest! That’s not just a mouthful, that’s a fistful, and something worth shouting about.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 22, 2015
I grew up working on large cattle ranches in Lewistown, MT. As a financial advisor for over 25 years, I’ve spent much of my time working with agricultural families. In my experience, farmers and ranchers are hard-working, industrious, self-reliant and frugal individuals.


Markets
by WLJ
May 15, 2015
If you are considering selling a farm or ranch, there are important tax and financial planning issues of which you need to be aware. Engaging in planning prior to a sale is critical for identifying these issues and for implementing strategies to effectively address them.


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