The Western Governor’s Association (WGA) released seven new policy resolutions at its annual meeting on June 14. Among the resolutions was one entitled, “Wildland Fire Management and Resilient Landscapes,” which addressed the issues of fire, fire suppression, and funding of fire efforts, among others.
The issue of grazing management for wildlife comes up often among wildlife managers and livestock producers with wildlife interests. The correct application of grazing management is not the same for every landowner, but there are common considerations.
The Meat Industry Hall of Fame recently announced the members of the class of 2016. The class was selected from a distinguished list of nominees and a record number of votes were cast by current members of the Hall of Fame and the organization’s board of trustees.
It’s no secret that the increased use of social media by the American public has changed marketing in all sectors. That’s why the Beef Checkoff Program has turned almost exclusively to these channels to efficiently and economically market beef to consumers.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) commissioned a study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to U.S. corn producers through exports of beef, pork, and lamb. The independent study was conducted by World Perspectives, a leading agricultural consulting firm.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to serve the great beef-producing families and other beef industry stakeholders in Colorado, who feed consumers not only in our state but across the nation and the world,” says Bloom.
As National Get Outdoors Month begins, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on June 7 that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and partners have invested over $11 million to support work and training opportunities for more than 1,500 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands in fiscal year 2016.
In the Southern Great Plains, pastures of native grass mixtures have been shown to increase wildlife habitat, lower annual maintenance cost, and improve land value compared to introduced pasture species such as Bermuda grass and old world bluestem.
A division of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), the American Wool Council developed a new logo after months of consultation with the Sterling-Rice Group of Boulder, CO. American wool is vigorous enough to support the U.S. military on the frontlines of battle, yet elegant enough to grace red carpets and magazine covers.
I was in my tractor listening to a radio report one day and the message I got was how disassociated people are with agriculture. I took it a step further and found 98 percent of the population today are not associated in any way with ag and that’s a big challenge for our industry.
There are a few agricultural producers still active who remember the 1980s and the difficult times that persisted throughout much of the decade. For those unfamiliar with the stress many producers experienced during that time, a reflection back provides a comparison and may provide insight into what to expect for the next few years.
Can you hear me? Yes. But are you listening? Agricultural representatives were active in Washington, D.C., last week as both the House of Representatives and the Senate held a variety of hearings on issues facing agriculture. The markets and the farm economy were particularly of interest in the hearings that spanned Tuesday through Thursday.
While consumption of beef is down over the past decade, burgers endure as a mainstay of the modern American diet. A new report from the market research firm Mintel reveals that not only do 82 percent of consumers agree that burgers are a good source of nutrients, but another 80 percent would pay more for burgers made with premium ingredients.
For most, I doubt that you do because we all should know that a fish out of water dies. Perhaps it took a sad day growing up, when the goldfish was found at the bottom of the bowl, to realize someone did not hold up his or her commitment to the fish and provide water.
There are many words we use every day that somehow defy precise definition. Turning those fuzzy words over to the government to set food standards is a big mistake. Two words under consideration for definition by the FDA are “natural” and “healthy.
One of the “small” but very important aspects of nutrition involves adequate mineral intake. Minerals are solid chemical compounds that when given in proper amounts will interact with normal biological processes in the body in order to maintain nerve function, digestion, hormone control, and several other pathways.