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News
by WLJ
Feb 22, 2016
Last Tuesday, the Oklahoma State House of Representatives voted a unanimous 12-0 to pass House Bill 2250. The bill specifically targets animal rights charitable organizations or their solicitors and bars them from seeking contributions in the state that will not be used by programs in the state.


News
by WLJ
Feb 22, 2016
Late on a Friday afternoon in early February, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) quietly made final two rules regarding the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and a new policy.


News
by WLJ
Feb 22, 2016
California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) recently filed comments with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) opposing any additional designations of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests of California.


News
by WLJ
Feb 22, 2016
In order to strengthen the ongoing partnership between the dairy and beef segments of the cattle industry on animal-care issues, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the National Beef Checkoff’s Beef Quality Assurance Program announced...


News
by WLJ
Feb 22, 2016
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will be hosting a forum on Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) for beef producers and animal health officials in conjunction with the NIAA Annual Conference April 4-7, 2016. The forum, “BVD: An Industry Prevention Strategies & Solutions Forum,” will be April 7, 2016 in Kansas City, MO.


Opinion
by WLJ
Feb 22, 2016
Your response puts you on a slippery slope. You want to appear responsive to customers’ needs, yet over-committing to something you can’t provide only will damage your reputation.


Opinion
by WLJ
Feb 22, 2016
Your consumers receive hundreds of messages daily through social media, the nightly news, and even your local newspaper. Headlines like, “Protein is making a comeback” or “Human nutrition benefits from beef,” are some of the positive messages you might have seen in the past few months.


Opinion
by WLJ
Feb 22, 2016
B ec o mi n g Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified allows us to share our story and ensure consumers that we are responsibly raising a safe, wholesome, and healthy beef supply. The checkoff’s BQA practices show us the best management practices for handling cattle, tending to their health, and taking care of the environment.


Markets
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
According to the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report, estimated beef production for 2015 was lowered by 10 million pounds (mp) to 23.76 billion pounds (bp). This number is likely to shift slightly for the next few months as 2015 data is completed and assessed, but large changes are not likely.


Markets
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Last Tuesday, the CME Group announced it will be reducing the trading hours of the live and feeder cattle contracts. Starting Monday, Feb. 29, the trading hours for the Globex futures will return to 8:30 a.m. to 1:05 p.m., CT, Monday through Friday. The open outcry options will range from 8:30 a.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
They say everything’s bigger in Texas; the sky, the land, and life in general. It should come as no surprise then that Texas contains one of the country’s—and even the continent’s—biggest ranches. At almost 800 square miles, the W.T. Waggoner Ranch is roughly half the size of the State of Rhode Island and has remained under one family for 167 years.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
A preliminary injunction filed Feb. 9 in federal court by two environmental groups seeks to disrupt the water supplies of thousands of families throughout Ore gon’s Deschutes Basin, including families in the communities of Bend, Madras, Redmond and Tumalo.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Nitrate poisoning and toxicity can occur when ruminants ingest excessive nitrate content in affected forages and water supplies. Nitrate is an organic compound that when ingested in normal amounts is converted to ammonia and then to protein in the rumen via bacterial metabolism.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Also seated on the executive committee were Vice Chairman Brian DeFreese, West Point, IN, and Treasurer Tim Smith, Giddings, TX. Rounding out ASA’s five-member executive committee are Fred Schuetze, Granbury, TX; and Gordon Hodges, Hamptonville, NC..


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Ammon Bundy and 15 fellow protestors were indicted last week for their armed occupation of vacant federal buildings on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during most of January. The indictment states they were preventing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) employees from discharging their duties by using “force, intimidation, and threats…”.


News
by WLJ
Feb 12, 2016
Farmers and ranchers are invited to share their stories about advocating for agriculture with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) as part of the organization’s just-launched #iAdvocate campaign. Ten lucky contest winners will each receive a $100 Farm Bureau Bank gift card.


News
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.




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