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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.
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.
Daily Market Update
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
So far for Friday in the Southern Plains trading and demand have been moderate. Compared to last week live sales sold 2.00 higher at 167.00. In Nebraska trading has been slow to moderate on good demand. Compared to last week live sales sold .50 to 2.50 higher from 167.00 to 169.00.


Daily Market Update
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady to 5.00 higher with a majority of sales ranging from 2.00-5.00 higher. As a whole, receipts are currently made up of growing lot yearlings and fall born calves both carrying considerable flesh, but there seems to be plenty of buyers eagerly bidding on all classes.
Opinion
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
The buzz with probiotic therapy has jumped ship from the human diet to livestock management. Human nutritionists have reported benefits in digestion and immunity. Probiotics are also known as direct-fed microbials and are a beneficial source of live strains of yeast and bacterial microorganisms.
Opinion
by WLJ
Apr 3, 2015
The buzz with probiotic therapy has jumped ship from the human diet to livestock management. Human nutritionists have reported benefits in digestion and immunity. Probiotics are also known as direct-fed microbials and are a beneficial source of live strains of yeast and bacterial microorganisms.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 30, 2015
In recent years, growth in U.S.-China agricultural trade has accelerated. During calendar years 2012-13, U.S. exports of agricultural products to China averaged $25.9 billion per year—a tenfold increase from the late 1990s. Sales to China doubled during 2004-08 and doubled again during 2008-12, while the share of U.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
In recent years, growth in U.S.-China agricultural trade has accelerated. During calendar years 2012-13, U.S. exports of agricultural products to China averaged $25.9 billion per year—a tenfold increase from the late 1990s. Sales to China doubled during 2004-08 and doubled again during 2008-12, while the share of U.
News
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
The beef industry reached more than 30,000 athletes, their friends and families attending the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo in Manhattan Mar. 12-14, thanks to a first-time sponsorship by the National Beef Checkoff, in partnership with the New York and South Dakota Beef Councils.
News
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
Although it is still early, the temperatures in some parts of cow country have been relatively warm and a few of the cool season grasses are beginning to green up sooner than expected. With that green-up and cows lactating heavily comes the concern of grass tetany, said Adele Harty, South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.
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