With California farmers and ranchers preparing for a potential fourth consecutive drought year, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will meet with federal and state officials to discuss drought operations and potential actions for 2015.
Sporting collars equipped with GPS tracking devices, these beef cattle are part of a sweeping five-year study led by Kansas State University to better understand beef production vulnerability across the southern Great Plains in the face of climate change.
Written records were mentioned in the first portion of this story, and they are extremely important when following BQA guidelines and these records become even more valuable when they are passed along to the next segment of the industry with the cattle.
“Food security is an important foundation for peace, political stability and sustainable development. In the history of humanity, time and time again we have seen vicious circles linking violence and hunger, and these are conflicts that are not restricted by national borders,” Graziano da Silva told meeting participants.
Keith Nantz sees himself like this in a few years: Sitting on a horse watching cows and fat calves as they munch on tall grass on his property. Elk graze nearby, wild turkeys strut by with their young, and a creek with clean water meanders past aspens and pines.
The 2015 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) finished strong with the second highest overall attendance in Stock Show history set at 682,539 visitors. That is an increase of 42,517 guests over the 2014 Stock Show and second highest in its 109-year history.
“We do not want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to complete an application that could provide significant support for a college education,” said Mary Kate Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Engagement and Project Management at the Noble Foundation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new rule last Tuesday that allows biodiesel from Argentina to be imported to the U.S., and for the biodiesel to qualify as a renewable fuel that meets the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) provided a third party audited the land used to grow the feedstock in making the blendstock.
Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator, 2012 Republican presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential candidate, took a swipe at a group of potential candidates who were in Iowa this week for Representative’s Steve King’s “Iowa Freedom Summit,” but declined IRFA’s outreach.