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Friday, September 5,2014

Ammoniation and WDG

by DTN
A recent Kansas State University feeding trial showed that lower application rates in ammoniation can be effective when feeding low quality forage with wet distillers grains (WDG), according to Justin Waggoner, Beef Systems Specialist for Kansas State University Research and Extension.

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Friday, September 5,2014

The Farmer‚s Daughter: an agriculture info series

by WLJ
office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe. The series is designed to provide information and training on a variety of farm management topics that will cater directly to farm women. Women with any level of experience in farm management or with any degree of farm involvement are invited to attend.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Cow/calf producers could add revenue through cost-effective calf management

by WLJ
A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Spotted frog listed as threatened in WA, OR, CA

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The frog was once native to much of the Pacific Northwest, but is now found in restricted areas in northern California, Oregon, and Washington in the U.S. as well as British Colombia in Canada. According to the USFWS’ final rule, it currently occupies 10-24 percent of its historical range.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Cellulosic ethanol production begins; final RFS numbers a mystery

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
With a little extra pomp and circumstance last Wednesday, POET-DSM launched the first commercial cellulosic ethanol production in the United States, in Emmetsburg, IA. Attended by the Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, along with the U.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Producers urged to enroll by Oct. 1

by WLJ
The USDA is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date.

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Friday, September 5,2014

The accrual method threat

by DTN
The comprehensive tax reforms under discussion in Washington include a subject of great importance to farmers—the cash method of accounting. The cash method is used by many taxpayers in addition to farmers, specifically service businesses and professional practices.

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Friday, September 5,2014

New PLC president ‚on pitch‚ with producers

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Richards will lead PLC through ESA reform efforts and many other challenges and opportunities over the next two years. She knows first-hand the trials and trib ulations ranchers in the West face: She and her husband Tony run a cow/calf operation that depends part of the year on forage from acres managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Southwest may face 'megadrought'

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
California’s three years of drought conditions continue across the southern half of the state, with parched soils and destructive wildfires leaving thousands of acres basically void of vegetation, and according to a new study, the state may very well be in for more of the same—for several years.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Free online Beef Quality Assurance certification

by WLJ
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., the beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is again offering free online BQA Certification for approximately two months. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students from Sept.

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