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by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
From field crops to garden vegetables, various types of foods rely on soil for growth. The world population continues to grow, and one of the main challenges those involved in agriculture face is increasing the overall productivity of soils to meet elevated food demands.
News
by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
Beef with reasonable marbling and juicy taste is preferred among consumers, and industry leaders continue to monitor how to consistently produce a product with these traits. A recent research article addresses the biology and biochemistry of beef marbling and its effects on production systems, carcass and fat quality.
News
by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
The spring growing season is at hand, and it is time to develop management plans for warm season pastures. Developing a pasture management plan ensures the most optimal outcome for this growing season. The following is a list of considerations pertaining to pasture management to assist in developing a management plan.
News
by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
The North American cattle and beef market is a complex set of cattle and beef flows among Canada, Mexico and the U.S. These trade flows played a role in the unprecedented production and prices that occurred in 2014 and will play a role in 2015 and beyond.
News
by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
Ricketts was joined by Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach and a delegation of more than 30 farmers and ranchers, food scientists, and processor representatives to promote beef from Nebraska at three restaurants and a butcher shop..
News
by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
Before a decision can be made, there is often a long list of questions that need to be answered including: How long should they continue to feed stored forages to delay the impact of grazing on pastures? How early can cattle be turned out to relieve the cost of feeding? Which pastures should be grazed first?.
News
by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming. The award, presented by Sand County Foundation, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) and Peabody Energy, recognizes Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstanding, sustainable management of natural resources.
News
by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
First, scout your pastures to see if you have enough weeds to justify spraying. Sometimes, the inclination is to spray without looking to see if you should. A wellmanaged and properly stocked pasture should not need herbicides every year.
Opinion
by WLJ
Apr 10, 2015
A fairly common infectious disease, Tritrichomonas foetus is a protozoan that can wreak havoc on the reproductive capacity in your herd. The microorganism is slightly larger than a red blood cell, and resides on the surface skin within the penile sheath.
Markets
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
After historically high average net cash farm in- come (NCFI) in 2012 and 2013, average NCFI is expected to decline 22.7 percent in 2014F-15F for U.S. farm businesses (defined as farms with annual gross cash farm income greater than $350,000, or smaller operations where the operator’s primary occupation is farming), the lowest level since 2010-11.
News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
Washington Residents Against Wolves (WARAW), a volunteer organization concerned about the impacts of the Grey Wolf in Washington State, will be holding a Wolf Rally on Saturday, April 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council building located at 6116 N.


News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” Brown was quoted in an official state announcement. “Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions across our state.
News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
The long-awaited end to beef cow herd liquidation happened in 2014 as the industry abruptly switched to expansion. The 2.1 percent increase in beef cow numbers in 2014 was more than generally expected but not a big surprise as the conditions were right for such a turnaround.
News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
In recent discussions with farmers at cover crop meetings across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region and again at the Michigan State University Forage Technology Conference in East Lansing, MI, the problem of incorporating cover crops to improve soil quality on clay soils used for pasturing cattle came up.
News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
A member of the Senate from 2009 to 2015, Johanns served on several committees including the agriculture committee. He championed new trade agreements and worked to strengthen ties with Asia- Pacific countries to expand the market for agricultural products.
News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
Washington Residents Against Wolves (WARAW), a volunteer organization concerned about the impacts of the Grey Wolf in Washington State, will be holding a Wolf Rally on Saturday, April 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council building located at 6116 N.
News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” Brown was quoted in an official state announcement. “Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions across our state.
News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
The long-awaited end to beef cow herd liquidation happened in 2014 as the industry abruptly switched to expansion. The 2.1 percent increase in beef cow numbers in 2014 was more than generally expected but not a big surprise as the conditions were right for such a turnaround.
News
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
In recent discussions with farmers at cover crop meetings across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula region and again at the Michigan State University Forage Technology Conference in East Lansing, MI, the problem of incorporating cover crops to improve soil quality on clay soils used for pasturing cattle came up.
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