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Friday, March 7,2014

FDA sets standards for state feed regulations

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
As February turned into March, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released standards for regulating animal feed. The standards themselves are not regulations, but rather a framework by which states or other governing bodies can regulate animal feed.

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Friday, March 7,2014

USDA: Bison can expand without threatening cattle

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
A USDA study concluding that wild Yellowstone National Park bison deemed free of brucellosis could safely establish new herds across the West, including Indian reservations, without posing risk to livestock is getting mixed reviews from Montana ranchers.

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Monday, March 3,2014

Proposed transportation requirements could cause problems for agriculture

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Kedzie was among those in attendance Feb. 18 when President Barack Obama announced in Maryland that he was instructing Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to develop stricter fuel economy standards for medi um and heavy duty trucks by March 2016.

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Monday, March 3,2014

Calf immunity comes with a ticking clock

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
When it comes to calves and their immune systems, most ranchers know there’s a ticking clock counting down the prospects of that calf’s future. They have to get a lot of good colostrum in them as fast as possible or else they are left poorly defended. That causes problems down the line in the form of sickly, poorly-performing or even dead calves.

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Friday, February 28,2014

Neighbors' packing industries offer advantages

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
North America accounts for more than one-quarter of the world’s beef supply, and the U.S. shares a small portion of that role with its neighboring countries. Production per animal is highly efficient, particularly in the United States and Canada, but efficiency is only one piece of the packing industry.

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Friday, February 28,2014

Continuing drought conditions threaten beef cow herd expansion

by WLJ
“Herd expansion plans currently in place are the result of significantly improved drought conditions in the second half of 2013,” said Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist. “Though 2013 started dry, much of the state received close to average precipitation during the year.

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Friday, February 28,2014

New farm bill ups funding for on-farm energy conservation

by WLJ
five-year farm bill, the Rural Energy for America (REAP) program is expected to issue a Notice of Funding Availability for FY14 applications. Mandatory funding of $50 million per year has been designated and the application process has been simplified and streamlined.

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Friday, February 28,2014

House tax reform bill considers cash-basis accounting for ag

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, last Wednesday, released his long-awaited tax reform legislation including a requirement that businesses with gross receipts of more than $10 million use the accrual method of accounting.

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Friday, February 28,2014

National FFA president promotes ag literacy in Kansas

by WLJ
A tradition that began in 1947, National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week is always celebrated on the week that includes the first U.S. president’s birthday. Why? George Washington wasn’t only a good leader and politician. He was an innovative agriculturalist and farmer.

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Friday, February 28,2014

Picking PLC or ARC?

by WLJ
Growers and their landlords will have a one-time chance to commit to a farm program option, and that decision will be in force through the life of the fiveyear law.

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