WLJ - News https://wlj.net/articles.sec-26-1-news.html Mon, 08 Feb 16 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 CME leaders address cattle market concerns https://wlj.net/article-26-cme-leaders-address-cattle-market-concerns.html CME leaders address cattle market concerns
When it came to the 2016 Cattle Industry Conference in San Diego, CA, cattle producers and cattle and beef industry members had a lot to look forward to; seeing friends and colleagues, new information and new products, and certainly the pleasant beach weather.


...]]>
Lawsuit over public lands possible in Utah https://wlj.net/article-26-lawsuit-over-public-lands-possible-in-utah.html Lawsuit over public lands possible in Utah
Utah lawmakers passed HB148, the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” in 2012 demanding the federal government hand over the federal lands by the end of 2014. When that deadline passed, Utah legislators began weighing a possible lawsuit.


...]]>
Former BLM workers sentenced for fraud https://wlj.net/article-26-former-blm-workers-sentenced-for-fraud.html Former BLM workers sentenced for fraud
The OIG investigation determined that Denny had moved from Virginia to Montana in July 2012 and never returned to his BLM duty office in Springfield.


...]]>
Malheur occupation enters new phase https://wlj.net/article-26-malheur-occupation-enters-new-phase.html Malheur occupation enters new phase
“I am requesting that the four remaining protesters go home now so their lives are not taken. This will allow the FBI and [Oregon State Police] to also go home and end their armed occupation of Burns and Harney County…” These are the words of Ammon...


...]]>
Idaho alters trichomoniasis testing requirements https://wlj.net/article-26-idaho-alters-trichomoniasis-testing-requirements.html Idaho alters trichomoniasis testing requirements
As the first state to initiate a trich testing program, Idaho has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to managing the disease.


...]]>
Livestock, ag groups oppose grazing changes MT at Flat Creek Allotment https://wlj.net/article-26-livestock-ag-groups-oppose-grazing-changes-mt-at-flat-creek-allotment.html Livestock, ag groups oppose grazing changes MT at Flat Creek Allotment
Livestock and agricultural groups including the Montana Stockgrowers Association, R- CALF and the Montana Farm Bureau have filed written protests to a Bureau of Land Management proposal to change the land-use provision on the Flat Creek Allotment in Phillips County, MT.


...]]>
Rancher killed by federal agents in eastern Oregon https://wlj.net/article-26-rancher-killed-by-federal-agents-in-eastern-oregon.html Rancher killed by federal agents in eastern Oregon
Those were the words of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum a day before he was killed by federal agents along Highway 395 north of Burns, OR. Finicum was a rancher, father and husband from Cane Beds, AZ.


...]]>
Water is a challenge for Far West real estate https://wlj.net/article-26-water-is-a-challenge-for-far-west-real-estate.html Water is a challenge for Far West real estate
The farm and ranch real estate market in the Far West—California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada—is one of dualities. Challenges are also opportunities, and much of it centers unsurprisingly on water. In general, the market in 2015 was called good by realtors and land brokers, and the outlook looks good for 2016 for the careful buyer and seller.


...]]>
Winter storm warning stalls cash sales https://wlj.net/article-26-winter-storm-warning-stalls-cash-sales.html Winter storm warning stalls cash sales
“The release of a forecast for a storm system early next week that could impact some of the South Plains—and with significant amounts of snow for parts of Nebraska and Iowa—sparked the rally in futures yesterday,” reported Andrew Gottschalk of Hedgers Edge last Wednesday.


...]]>
More cattle were marketed than placed in December https://wlj.net/article-26-more-cattle-were-marketed-than-placed-in-december.html More cattle were marketed than placed in December
“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....]]>
Nearly $19 million available to students and educators https://wlj.net/article-26-nearly-%252419-million-available-to-students-and-educators.html Nearly $19 million available to students and educators
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of $18.9 million in competitive grants to support fellowships and other higher education training projects in food, nutrition, natural resources and agriculture fields....]]>
Senate EPW committee passes amendment to delist gray wolf https://wlj.net/article-26-senate-epw-committee-passes-amendment-to-delist-gray-wolf.html Senate EPW committee passes amendment to delist gray wolf
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.


...]]>
Students stay warm and fueled with beef https://wlj.net/article-26-students-stay-warm-and-fueled-with-beef.html Students stay warm and fueled with beef
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.


...]]>
Improved beef trade expected in 2016 https://wlj.net/article-26-improved-beef-trade-expected-in-2016.html Improved beef trade expected in 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.


...]]>
Wyoming rancher named 2016 U.S. Livestock Industry Leader of the Year https://wlj.net/article-26-wyoming-rancher-named-2016-us-livestock-industry-leader-of-the-year.html Wyoming rancher named 2016 U.S. Livestock Industry Leader of the Year
Jim Jensen, a fourth generation Wyoming cattleman and owner of Lucky 7 Angus, was named U.S. Industry Livestock Leader of the Year during this year’s National Western Stock Show. Jensen/Lucky 7 Angus was presented the honor on Friday, Jan. 15 during the rodeo.


...]]>
Wyoming 4-H kids compete in NWSS Catch-a-Calf action https://wlj.net/article-26-wyoming-4-h-kids-compete-in-nwss-catch-a-calf-action.html Wyoming 4-H kids compete in NWSS Catch-a-Calf action
4-H members ages 12-19 from Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska participated, Keil said. The kids catch a calf during a rodeo performance and receive a 600-800-pound calf in May to raise during the next eight-plus months.


...]]>
Texas Tech University System pursuing veterinary medicine school https://wlj.net/article-26-texas-tech-university-system-pursuing-veterinary-medicine-school.html Texas Tech University System pursuing veterinary medicine school
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) are utilizing established strengths to develop a program that provides important animal health solutions and veterinarians to address the unique agricultural challenges facing the region and state.


...]]>
Vilsack appoints new NAREEE board https://wlj.net/article-26-vilsack-appoints-new-nareee-board.html Vilsack appoints new NAREEE board
The NAREEE advisory board advises the secretary of agriculture and landgrant colleges and universities on top national priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, education, extension, and economics.


...]]>
USDA renews Agricultural Air Quality Task Force and appoints members https://wlj.net/article-26-usda-renews-agricultural-air-quality-task-force-and-appoints-members.html USDA renews Agricultural Air Quality Task Force and appoints members
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the renewal of the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force and the selection of members for the 2016-2018 term. The task force is composed of representatives from agriculture, industry, academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other agricultural and environmental experts.


...]]>
Do you wash your meat before cooking? Why you shouldn’t https://wlj.net/article-26-do-you-wash-your-meat-before-cooking-why-you-shouldn%25E2%2580%2599t.html Do you wash your meat before cooking? Why you shouldn’t
The idea that you should wash your meat and poultry before cooking it. In the newest Meat MythCrusher video, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and American Meat Science Association (AM- SA) seek to finally put it to rest, as Jonathan Campbell,...


...]]>
MI conference helps farmers learn about renewable energy https://wlj.net/article-26-mi-conference-helps-farmers-learn-about-renewable-energy.html MI conference helps farmers learn about renewable energy
The Powering Michigan Agriculture with Renewable Energy Conference planned for March 10 in East Lansing, MI, will help farmers learn about renewable energy technologies—how to identify the most suitable technology to meet their energy management...


...]]>
Are we partners or not? https://wlj.net/article-26-are-we-partners-or-not.html Are we partners or not?
As separate proprietors, we each get a full $500,000 limitation. Our crop insurance and government program payments are individual. All of our machinery is identified as purchased by an individual but is paid for out of an account for the group. Is this arrangement OK?


...]]>
Wildlife expert discusses nonlethal, lethal methods for producers https://wlj.net/article-26-wildlife-expert-discusses-nonlethal-lethal-methods-for-producers.html Wildlife expert discusses nonlethal, lethal methods for producers
Ask livestock producers in Kansas to name the most threatening predator to their operation, and most, if not all, will have the same answer: coyotes. In Kansas, like many states, this canine can be trapped year-round for fur or sport, or to control livestock predation.


...]]>
Report: Congressional action faces uphill battle in 2016 https://wlj.net/article-26-report-congressional-action-faces-uphill-battle-in-2016.html Report: Congressional action faces uphill battle in 2016
and the Senate. Meanwhile, on the legal side, it could be some time before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, OH, determines whether it has jurisdiction to hear multiple legal challenges to the rule that agriculture and other industries fear will expand federal jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA).


...]]>
NIAA annual conference focuses on biosecurity https://wlj.net/article-26-niaa-annual-conference-focuses-on-biosecurity.html NIAA annual conference focuses on biosecurity
Animal disease epidemics are a significant concern to the animal agriculture industry. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will facilitate a discussion on this crucial topic, at the next Annual Conference April 4-7, 2016 in Kansas City, MO..


...]]>
Monitoring the nutrient status of cows https://wlj.net/article-26-monitoring-the-nutrient-status-of-cows.html Monitoring the nutrient status of cows
“By monitoring body condition score on a regular basis you are evaluating trends in nutritional status through time, and can make appropriate management decisions,” she said.


...]]>
Proper backgrounding can help prevent losses https://wlj.net/article-26-proper-backgrounding-can-help-prevent-losses.html Proper backgrounding can help prevent losses
In the midst of the spring calving season, beef producers could experience calf losses due to late-term abortions and stillbirths.


...]]>
Chicken’s popularity makes it the most consumed U.S. meat https://wlj.net/article-26-chicken%25E2%2580%2599s-popularity-makes-it-the-most-consumed-us-meat.html Chicken’s popularity makes it the most consumed U.S. meat
From 1909 to the early 1940s, chicken availability had been around 10 pounds per person a year, while yearly per-person beef and pork availability had ranged from between 30 and 50 pounds.


...]]>
NWSS Junior Livestock Auction sets all-time record https://wlj.net/article-26-nwss-junior-livestock-auction-sets-all-time-record.html NWSS Junior Livestock Auction sets all-time record
The small animals were no small feat either. The auction started with a bang when the Grand Champion Lamb sold for $50,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $10,000. The Grand Champion Goat sold for a recordbreaking $40,000, more than doubling last year’s bid of $16,000.


...]]>
Reviewing the environmental game plan https://wlj.net/article-26-reviewing-the-environmental-game-plan.html Reviewing the environmental game plan
Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council, gave cattle producers just that last week during the Cattlemen’s College, held at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s annual conference and cattle industry trade show in San Diego, CA.


...]]>