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News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
John Unruh, Chair of the Food Science Undergraduate Program at Kansas State University, has been named Dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico. Unruh will begin his position Aug. 1, replacing Dave Daley, who has served as interim Dean of the College of Agriculture since 2014.


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
The American Quarter Horse Association is teaming up with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to offer a variety of educational seminars during the 2016 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention Jan. 27-29 in San Diego, CA.


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
Fort Bridger, WY, rancher Andrew Johnson is negotiating a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case that drew national attention when the agency claimed Johnson’s stock pond was not exempt from the Clean Water Act (CWA)..


News
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
In early January, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that a 3-year-old male wolf had been tracked into Modoc County, CA. The wolf—OR25— is originally from northeastern Oregon’s Imnaha pack. According to the report, the wolf “appears to be exhibiting dispersal behavior.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
Lameness issues are a leading cause of decreased profitability and a common reason for culling decisions. A survey of western feedlots reported that 16 percent of health issues were correlated directly to lameness, and 5 percent of deaths were due to lame cattle.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
As a Missouri cattle producer, I oppose the $1 a head state beef checkoff. The state government wants to take another $2.


News
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
“What a tremendous show of support by the Denver metro community and stock show fans throughout the region on this, the 110th opening day of stock show,” states Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show..


News
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
Jay Romine of Mt. Washington, KY, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events last Monday.


News
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
The Red Angus Association of America recently acquired a major share in Top Dollar Angus, Inc. RAAA President Kim Ford made the announcement at BrainTrust during the Red Angus activities held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show last week.


News
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
The Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) recently signed its winter bison management plan, which includes the culling of 600-900 bison. The Yellowstone National Park herd was estimated to be 4,900 animals as of summer of 2015. As winter progresses, the animals tend to migrate to lower elevations out of the park in search of food.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
The USDA is forecasting net farm income in 2015 to be $55.9 billion, a 38.2 percent drop from the previous year. This is the single largest year-over-year drop in net farm income since 1983. Back in 2013, net farm income was a record $123.3 billion. The 2015 forecast is 55 percent lower than in 2013.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
The New Year is an opportunity to think about your business. But that is a broad prospect, and therefore, somewhat daunting. Michigan State University Extension has a way to better define that; think about just three things. Let’s start with the first, think about one thing from the past year.


News
by WLJ
Jan 8, 2016
Alaska is at times a world of its own. While down in the contiguous 48 states, the gray wolf is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and has been delisted in a confusing patchwork across various territories, up in Alaska it is almost open season on wolves.

News
by WLJ
Jan 8, 2016
“The story of the Kane’s ranch epitomizes the greatness of Wyoming ranching families,” states Jim Magagna, Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) Executive Vice President. “After 132 year of success, they continue to expand and implement exciting new conservation practices while bringing the 5th generation onto the ranch.

News
by WLJ
Jan 8, 2016
It’s a new year and—as will certainly be more obvious as the year wears on—it is an election year. Thus far, 2016 has lost no time in getting into the election race in terms of ballot measures for agriculture..

Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 8, 2016
CattleFax estimates the beef cow inventory grew from around 29 million at the start of 2014 to 30.7 million head as 2015 came to a close. Depending on consumer responses and producers’ ability to satisfy the growing demand for higher quality, some economists suggest the U.

News
by WLJ
Jan 4, 2016
“Rural America is challenged  with recruiting veterinarians,” said Dr. John Clifford, Chief Veterinary Officer for the USDA. “These professionals often face high student loan debt, leading them to work in locations with larger populations and higher pay.




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