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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.
News
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
Following a robust and transparent public process that included more than 1.5 million public comments, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, on Mar. 20, released final standards that will support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.
News
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
Robert “Bob” Lee, a rancher from Judith Gap, MT, and respected leader in the agricultural community, will receive an honorary doctorate in animal and range sciences from Montana State University (MSU) during the university’s spring commencement, set for May 9.


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.
News
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
Following a robust and transparent public process that included more than 1.5 million public comments, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, on Mar. 20, released final standards that will support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.
News
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
Robert “Bob” Lee, a rancher from Judith Gap, MT, and respected leader in the agricultural community, will receive an honorary doctorate in animal and range sciences from Montana State University (MSU) during the university’s spring commencement, set for May 9.
Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
When I started at the Noble Foundation in the late 1970s, agriculture in the Southern Great Plains was still dominated by traditional producers engaged primarily in foragebased beef production. Most operations were fairly large and run by experienced full-time farmers and ranchers.
Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
The old saying is “hope for the best but plan for the worst.” When it comes to forage considerations for cow/calf producers I believe there is a need to plan for the worst… and plan for the best. And it’s not too early to begin forage planning for 2015.
Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
When I started at the Noble Foundation in the late 1970s, agriculture in the Southern Great Plains was still dominated by traditional producers engaged primarily in foragebased beef production. Most operations were fairly large and run by experienced full-time farmers and ranchers.
Opinion
by WLJ
Mar 27, 2015
The old saying is “hope for the best but plan for the worst.” When it comes to forage considerations for cow/calf producers I believe there is a need to plan for the worst… and plan for the best. And it’s not too early to begin forage planning for 2015.
Markets
by WLJ
Mar 20, 2015
Several factors joined forces simultaneously to seriously impact beef exports and imports so far this year. The situation in 2015 is a continuation of trade issues that developed in 2014. Total beef production decreased nearly 6 percent in 2014 and resulted in dramatic increases in U.


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