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by WLJ
Aug 26, 2016
The Atlanta court heard oral arguments in July in a case challenging the WOTUS rule. In that case, 11 states—Georgia, Kentucky, Kansas, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Wisconsin, Utah, Indiana, North Carolina and Florida—asked the court to overturn the Sixth Circuit on the question of jurisdiction.


News
by WLJ
Aug 26, 2016
Though some states attempted to get such initiatives on their ballots this year, none have successfully made it, and most have been rejected. This year, the confirmed state ballot initiatives dealing with energy have been directly energy-focused.

News
by WLJ
Aug 26, 2016
Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will speak at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), on Sept. 13 as a guest of the developing Clayton K. Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. Ishige will address the progress made toward Asia-Pacific economic integration and the role of the U.


Opinion
by WLJ
Aug 26, 2016
The concept is simple and the analysis is the same regardless of the sector of the beef industry; beef producers are margin operators. Similar to other manufacturing businesses, you have inputs and outputs. You have fixed costs and variable costs.


Opinion
by WLJ
Aug 26, 2016
By now, you have certainly heard that changing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations (VFD, Guidance 209 and 213) will change the way we use antibiotics in the near future. But what does that mean for your ranch or feedyard and what do you need to do about it? The short answer is to get to know your veterinarian, and make it official.


News
by WLJ
Aug 19, 2016
Projected production for 2016 rose slightly to 25.03 billion pounds and rose to 25.86 billion pounds for 2017. The report credited the increase for 2016 on higher-than-projected third-quarter slaughter which is currently underway. The increases made to the 2017 production estimates were credited to the projected decline in feed prices.

News
by WLJ
Aug 12, 2016
Before they left for recess, the House saw a short bill introduced that would bring one of the oldest mainstays of ranching law into the modern world. H.R. 5883— introduced by Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC7)—would change the nearly century-old Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) of 1921 to account for new technology such as online cattle auctions.


News
by WLJ
Aug 12, 2016
Laura Rowe, and Justin and Corinne Rowe hosted a Japanese food service group on their family beef farm near Minburn, IA, in July to share their story of beef farming in Iowa. The group took great interest in learning about the six generation family farm.


News
by WLJ
Aug 12, 2016
Many livestock producers may be facing forage shortages due to dry conditions this growing season. The Agriculture Act of 2014, most commonly known as the 2014 farm bill, includes a program designed to assist livestock producers facing extended drought conditions.
News
by WLJ
Aug 12, 2016
Sand County Foundation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) are accepting applications for the 2017 Wyoming Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources.
News
by WLJ
Aug 12, 2016
West Nile virus is regularly found in the United States, and birds serve as the primary host of the disease. Infected mosquitoes can transmit the virus from birds and then carry it to horses or people. The virus can cause encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
News
by WLJ
Aug 12, 2016
The Michigan Cattlemen’s Association has announced the opening of nominations for the 2016- 2017 MCA/MSU Bull Evaluation Program. This bull appraisal program and is a joint effort between the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association (MCA), Michigan State University (MSU), and the Plank Farm.
News
by WLJ
Aug 12, 2016
Windrow disease is the name that Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist, gives to the striped appearance in fields where alfalfa windrows remained so long that regrowth was delayed. Usually it’s due to rained-on hay and sometimes, insects.
News
by WLJ
Aug 5, 2016
The case was brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) against Robertson for nine ponds he created. The EPA and the Corps assert that in the creation of the ponds, Robertson discharged dredge and fill material into waters of the U.


News
by WLJ
Aug 5, 2016
Several interesting things occurred on the science front last week related to the beef industry and agriculture. A pair of unrelated studies were released, one claiming a link between red meat consumption and increased risk of kidney disease. The other implicated meat consumption and sugar consumption as equally to blame for the.


News
by WLJ
Aug 5, 2016
The AG’s office issued a press release saying more than 5,000 pages of reports, lab results, witness statements and other material were reviewed in reaching a decision. Wasden said the evidence is insufficient to support a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt of the two deputies.


Opinion
by WLJ
Aug 5, 2016
More of any commodity drives prices lower while less supply moves them higher. Certainly great examples of the latter would be the drought of 2007 driving corn prices up and the cow herd liquidation driving cattle prices higher in 2014. So we do know this supply/demand concept works.


Opinion
by WLJ
Aug 5, 2016
We write this open letter to the U.S. presidential and congressional candidates and your party to offer guidance as to the path forward for federal land policy in the western U.S. These are the top 10 position statements that would aid in mitigating the rhetoric and in advancing viable solutions associated with the working landscapes in the West:.




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