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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Two Dot ranch recognized for environmental stewardship

by WLJ
For the past 25 years, Montana Stockgrowers has proudly sponsored the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP).

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Cattle on Feed report: inventories mislead

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
“Delayed feedlot marketings, down 9 percent yearover-year in January, have allowed feedlot inventories to hold close to year-ago levels but feedlot production continues to fall,” explained Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Steers are majority of cattle slaughter

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
All told, 2.38 million head were slaughtered under federal inspection during January 2015. This is down 10 percent from January 2014. This produced 1.94 billion pounds of beef, down 8 percent from January 2014’s 2.11 billion pounds of federally inspected beef.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Grazing among grains yields ecological, economic benefits

by WLJ
The Zakarisons are collaborating with Jonathan Wachter, a soil science doctoral student at Washington State University, to demonstrate how integrated livestock farming in wheat country can contribute to sustainability goals.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

OSU publishes weed identification guide

by WLJ
With spring planting soon to get underway, a new guide developed by an agronomist from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University is available to help growers identify weeds in order to manage them before they take over.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Conservation ag may allow farmers to be part of carbon 'cap and trade'

by WLJ
Long-term research by University of California (UC) Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) scientists has documented the capacity for farmland in the San Joaquin Valley managed with conservation practices to sequester carbon, results that could give farmers a seat at the carbon trading table.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

2014 Farm Bill discussed in-depth at Austin Ag Forum

by WLJ
Stenholm, who spoke at the forum, told the audience agriculture “is extremely fortunate” to have U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, praising his efforts for agriculture in the Southwest and U.S. as a whole. Conaway was also in attendance at the forum and addressed attendees.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Groups oppose cuts in farm bill programs

by DTN
In an extraordinary display of unity, 392 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written to the chairmen and ranking members of Congressional Budget Committees urging no cuts in any programs under the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Former NFL player talks ag

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Brown spoke last Wednesday morning at the Ag Issues Forum hosted by Bayer CropScience, an event that coincides with Commodity Classic. Brown told a packed ballroom of journalists, bloggers and public-affairs people he believes farming is one of the better ways to reach youth and show them the importance of helping others with life’s necessities.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

UC Davis leads new effort to enhance health with functional annotation of animal genomes

by WLJ
The UC Davis team is led by Functional Genomicist Huaijun Zhou, an associate professor and Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Animal Science. The researchers will focus on the genomes of the chicken, cow and pig, which make up the largest meat-producing industries in the United States.

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