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News
by WLJ
Oct 30, 2015
The product, developed by Professor Mark Post in his laboratory at Maastricht University, Netherlands, is created by harvesting muscle cells from a living cow. Scientists then feed and nurture the cells so they multiply to create muscle tissue, which is the main component of the meat we eat.


News
by WLJ
Oct 30, 2015
The WHO has a ranking system for potentially carcinogenic agents. The ranking system is a categorization of the volume and strength of the existing evidence rather than of the relative risk of items in the respective categories. The system is as follows: • Group 1; Carcinogenic to humans.


News
by WLJ
Oct 30, 2015
The PCRM petition calls upon USDA to stop offering processed meats for purchase, subsidy, and reimbursement under the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program. The petition asks USDA to encourage schools that offer processed meats to include alternatives to these products in menus.


Opinion
by WLJ
Oct 30, 2015
We learned last week that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has voted to tell the world that they believe processed meats are a human carcinogen. Similarly, they have decided red meat is a “probable carcinogen.


Opinion
by WLJ
Oct 30, 2015
As a cattle producer, you know how important nutrition is to the health of your animals. My husband, Steve, and I take a great deal of energy and time in providing really good feed for our cattle. Before they arrive at our feedyard, we’ve worked with a nutritionist to help us formulate a ration that will meet the needs of those animals.


News
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
Last Monday, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of a task force to ultimately help guide the process of creating a registration system for drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).


News
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
The Best Value Agriculture Colleges ranking measured the top 30 agriculture schools in the country by comparing each school’s average 20-year net return on investment as calculated and posted by payscale.com.


News
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
Russele Sleep, Bedford, IA, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Western Regional Qualifying Event. St. Onge Livestock in St. Onge, SD, hosted the first of three WLAC qualifying events on Oct. 16.


News
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
Last Tuesday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and United Farm Workers of America President Arturo Rodriguez toured a Stockton, CA, farm. The stated purpose of the farm tour was to meet with Californian farm workers to discuss the EPA’s recently updated Farm Worker Protection Standard.


News
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
The Grid Master Award, presented by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA), recognizes excellence in commercial cattle and the cattle feeding industry.


News
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
Graduate students Whitney Crossland of Texas A&M University (TAMU) and Greta Krafsur of Colorado State University (CSU) have been awarded W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2015-16 school year from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Each $12,000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in meat science and animal agriculture.


News
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
Subway, the eatery chain, announced last week it is elevating its current antibiotic-free policy. The company previously announced a commitment to serving chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine. The most recent statement says the company is beginning to transition to serving only protein from.


Opinion
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
I have always been fascinated with animal behavior, especially beef cattle on pasture. They are selective grazers always in search for the highest quality forages. This explains why you see areas of lush pasture go ungrazed in pastures with light stocking rates and high forage availability.


Opinion
by WLJ
Oct 23, 2015
Molds can form in fields under opportune growing environments (especially very wet weather) as well as during storage and fermenting, such as silage and haylage products. Mycotoxins are the secondary metabolites emitted from molded feedstuffs and can affect any organ system of the body.


Markets
by WLJ
Oct 16, 2015
The most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report reflects a host of international economics situations as they play out on the domestic market. Declining demand for U.S. meat is resulting in declining exports and more meat on the domestic market.


News
by WLJ
Oct 16, 2015
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) officially announced plans on Oct. 8 to build a dairy ingredients plant in Garden City, KS. In a groundbreaking ceremony at its 156-acre site, representatives from the cooperative were joined by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, city and state officials and the area’s dairy farmers.


News
by WLJ
Oct 16, 2015
The Mansfield Award recipient is Rosemary Mucklow, Director Emeritus and Consultant for the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Mucklow’s career in the meat industry spans more than 50 years including 25 years (1982-2007) as Executive Director of the National Meat Association.


News
by WLJ
Oct 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Oct. 8 more than $17 million in grants for organizations that will develop training and provide other resources for beginning farmers and ranchers across the nation.




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