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by WLJ
Mar 6, 2015
Next, farmers should carefully disassemble and inspect all material distribution components such as seed delivery mechanisms, fertilizer applicators, herbicide nozzles and insecticide distributors. These parts should be handled with care since some are delicate.
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by WLJ
Mar 6, 2015
Beef contributes only 10 percent or less of the saturated fat and total fat in the diet, yet provides more than 10 percent of 10 essential nutrients. Also, more than half of beef’s fatty acids are monounsaturated (good) fat—the same kind found in olive oil and avocados.
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by WLJ
Mar 6, 2015
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) urged the committee to vote for the measure, but the agriculture workforce coalition opposes the bill. The bill, called the Legal Workforce Act, passed out of committee last week by a 20-13 vote, according to a news release by the committee.
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by WLJ
Mar 6, 2015
Consumers and the food industry are demanding that sustainable products be produced. Farmers, too, have a vested interest in sustainability as they are stewards of the land. “Best management practices” help growers protect the environment, produce abundant, safe food, and generate profit.
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by WLJ
Mar 6, 2015
A group of U.S. beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations last week announced the launch of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB).
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by WLJ
Mar 6, 2015
New Mexico’s statewide cow herd decreased during recent years due to severe drought conditions. As weather conditions improve, cattle producers are now investing in the future as they rebuild their cow herds with higher-quality genetics from regionally adapted registered cow herds.
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by WLJ
Mar 6, 2015
Common questions agricultural producers have regarding water use typically relate to conserving water resources. Beyond wanting to know the range of water use by particular crops, producers sometimes question why and how crops use water. They may inquire about what causes crop water use to fluctuate.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
A myriad of factors are joining forces to create significant challenges for beef, pork and poultry markets so far in 2015. These include supply and demand factors, domestic and international factors, and short- and long-term factors. Many of the factors are affecting all meat markets while others are specific to individual meats.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
In 2014, the U.S. beef export value hit a record-high of $7.13 billion—up 16 percent and nearly $1 billion from the previous record set in 2013. This is good news for beef producers, as opportunities to market beef to a growing middle class around the world adds value to each beef animal sold in the U.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
After going through a long period of relative stability in the world grain markets, there have been some major interventions in the past few years. Most of these have occurred in the former Soviet Union (FSU), but some of the actions by China also have had drastic impacts.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
Between 1960 and 2007, the share of disposable personal income spent on total food by Americans fell from 17.5 to 9.6 percent, as the share of income spent on food at home fell. The share of income spent on food purchased in grocery stores and other retailers declined from 14.


Markets
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
A myriad of factors are joining forces to create significant challenges for beef, pork and poultry markets so far in 2015. These include supply and demand factors, domestic and international factors, and short- and long-term factors. Many of the factors are affecting all meat markets while others are specific to individual meats.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
In 2014, the U.S. beef export value hit a record-high of $7.13 billion—up 16 percent and nearly $1 billion from the previous record set in 2013. This is good news for beef producers, as opportunities to market beef to a growing middle class around the world adds value to each beef animal sold in the U.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
After going through a long period of relative stability in the world grain markets, there have been some major interventions in the past few years. Most of these have occurred in the former Soviet Union (FSU), but some of the actions by China also have had drastic impacts.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
Between 1960 and 2007, the share of disposable personal income spent on total food by Americans fell from 17.5 to 9.6 percent, as the share of income spent on food at home fell. The share of income spent on food purchased in grocery stores and other retailers declined from 14.
News
by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
With each degree drop in temperature below freezing, their energy requirements increase by 1 percent. Since the temperature has been easily 20-30 degrees below freezing, livestock will need 20-30 percent more energy to maintain their weight.
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by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
Good managers of grass and cattle know how to lower impact of toxic fescue. They diluted fescue with clover, feed grain supplement and rotational graze paddocks. Those practices also boost returns with novel endophytes, Roberts says. Good managers benefit first and most, he adds.
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by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
China’s imports of meats during 2013-14 were more than double the volume imported during the early 2000s. Growing demand and higher prices of domestic meat products have driven the growth in China’s meat imports over the past few years.


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by WLJ
Mar 3, 2015
Cindy Whitlock of Queen City uses the MU program. A fifth-generation Schuyler County farmer, she raises show sheep on 40 acres. There’s also a menagerie of guineas, peacocks, donkeys, cats, dogs, chickens and “whatever else anybody dumps out on the road.


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