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by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Of all the components of soil, organic matter is probably the most important and most misunderstood. Organic matter serves as a reservoir of nutrients and water in the soil, aids in reducing compaction and surface crusting, and increases water infiltration into the soil.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
WR Reserve, a beef processing company in Hastings, NE, will send the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel since that country placed a ban on U.S. beef imports in 2003. Israel is one of the last countries to open its doors to U.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Finicum was one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, OR. He was fatally shot on Jan. 26 by law enforcement as he and fellow occupiers traveled to the nearby town of John Day to talk to residents about the U.S. Constitution.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
The remaining four occupiers of eastern Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge surrendered to FBI Thursday, Feb. 11. FBI and state police had cordoned off the refuge since the arrest of 12 other occupiers and the killing of one occupier on Jan. 26.
News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Jesse “Babe” Amaral Jr., former owner of the Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse in Petaluma, CA, whose sale of meat from condemned and uninspected cattle led to a nationwide food recall two years ago, was sentenced last week to one year in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Cody Norton, a Senior Beef Pricing Analyst for JBS Swift, has been awarded the Max Deets Leadership Award for 2016 by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the cattle industry.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
North Texas community leaders stepped up to the plate for Texas youth on the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s final day on Feb. 6, as more than $3.4 million was generated from the 2016 Junior Sale of Champions. Local business owners, executives and individuals were responsible for purchasing 292 steers, barrows, lambs and goats.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
A week-long celebration of 75 years! For anyone attending Red Bluff on a normal year, you will find pictures of past events, consignors, and animals spread throughout the Tehama District Fairgrounds. For the 75th anniversary, however, honoring the history and tradition while promoting future events were well balanced.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Policymakers can learn about how the transformation of agricultural markets is likely to affect the poor in the developing world by studying Walmart, says a new report from the Global Food and Agriculture Program at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently announced the winners of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Think-and-Do Challenge. The two winners, the Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) and DynaSim Technical Services, Inc.


Opinion
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Fire is an important process in the ecology of most native plant and animal communities, especially in uplands. Most plant and animal communities in the Great Plains and eastern forests evolved with fire.


News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
“Some wanted to call the USDA Cattle on Feed report negative but the truth is in the raw numbers,” asserted Cassie Fish of The Beef report. “The industry marketed more cattle than they placed and placements were still the second lowest in 20 years. The net result was cattle on feed inventories started the year the third lowest in the last 20 years.
News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
Sen. John Barrasso (R- WY) successfully included an amendment to S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2016, that would delist the gray wolf in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. S. 659 passed out of the Senate environment and public works (EPW) committee on Jan.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
On Jan. 25, Iowa’s beef farmers joined forces with an Ames, IA, Hy-Vee grocery store to share the story of beef and beef’s nutrition to hundreds of Iowa State University (ISU) students. Students braved the cold in anticipation for the men’s basketball game against Big 12 rival Kansas University.

News
by WLJ
Jan 29, 2016
“The outlook for beef exports in 2016 is expected to improve as a result of lower domestic prices and an increase in beef supplies that can be shipped abroad. However, there remain several wildcard factors that could limit export growth,” cautioned the report.