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Friday, February 20,2015

Dietary guidelines report misleading

by WLJ
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report. This report is a recommendation to the Secretaries as they develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that will be released later this year.

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Friday, February 20,2015

A fun reality TV take on cheatgrass management

by WLJ
UW Extension Weed Specialist Brian Mealor is putting out a casting call for teams to enter his Wyoming Restoration Challenge. Teams will create their menus for success during a three-year contest to rid land near Lingle of the most cheatgrass and restore the pasture into a more productive and diverse plant community.

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Friday, February 20,2015

Cattle producer returns bolstered

by WLJ
The price of 750-800-lb. feeder steers at the Oklahoma National Stockyards exceeded $220 per hundredweight at the end of 2014, up $65 since January and over $100 since May 2013. At the same time, the price of corn (a major component of cattle feed) fell from above $7.

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Friday, February 20,2015

Future farm income seen stabilizing over long term

by DTN
“Although farm production expenses also increase beyond 2016, net farm income remains above its 2001-10 average,” the report stated. “Similarly, the value of U.S. agricultural exports falls in 2015 due to lower crop prices, but then rises over the rest of the projection period.

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Friday, February 20,2015

EPA apologizes for RFS delays

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Apologizing may be a good first step, but the director of the office of air quality and transportation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told ethanol producers at the National Ethanol Conference in Grapevine, TX, last Thursday he hopes to back up his words by issuing a three-year Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this spring.

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Friday, February 20,2015

2015 National Ag Day is March 18

by WLJ
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 18, 2015. This will mark the 42nd anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.

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Friday, February 20,2015

National Make It With Wool winners compete for top honors

by WLJ
The longevity of wool may be Frozen in Time, this year’s theme for the National Make It With Wool (MIWW) Fashion Show, but the colors and quality…how they have advanced! The state-winning MIWW contestants competed in the national finals and awards...

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Friday, February 20,2015

Ethanol industry on offense

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Dinneen went after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for being years behind on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and pointed to recent job losses in the oil industry to contrast it with ethanol’s staying power in rural America. Just last week, the U.

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Friday, February 20,2015

NMSU ag student is sparking online conversations about agriculture

by WLJ
Lauren Schlothauer, even in high school as an active member of Future Farmers of America, had clear goals.

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Friday, February 20,2015

Community rallies behind family after young rancher's death

by WLJ
On the day a Jordan-area rancher died, friends started a Web-based fundraiser to help the wife and seven daughters he left behind. By Sunday afternoon, more than 500 people had donated over $54,000 to the family of Owen Murnion, who died Thursday, Feb.

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