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Friday, January 16,2015

Bull buying decisions in good times

by WLJ
“We’re witnessing a cattle market for calves, feeder and live cattle unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” said Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. “That’s the good news—at the same time the amount of capital at risk and the dollars at stake with every decision have never been higher.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Deadlines for farm bill

by WLJ
“These are five-year decisions,” said Dr. Joe Outlaw, Co-Director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University and AgriLife Extension Economist. “Farmers have to decide what is best for their operation, knowing that their choices will extend through the life of the farm bill.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Roberts makes history as ag chair for both House and Senate

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
He officially took over the Senate’s Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry chair title Jan. 8, with plans for an “aggressive schedule,” including hearings on farm programs, school meals, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Friday, January 16,2015

Moving forward in 2015; predictions and outlook

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The year 2015 is likely to turn out some big decisions affecting agriculture, considering the new GOP-led House and Senate, and the long list of unresolved topics at the Capitol. A number of agriculture organizations have been busy making plans for the New Year and have shared with WLJ.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Seeking new ways for producing healthier, drug-free feedlot cattle

by WLJ
Northeast New Mexico and the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle, known as “cattle feeding country,” is the largest cattle-feeding region in America. The facilities annually market more than six million fed cattle—28 percent of the nation’s feed-cattle production, according to the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

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Friday, January 16,2015

MU researchers work to extend shelf life of ground beef

by WLJ
MU Meat Scientist Bryon Wiegand said discolored meat accounts for an estimated $1 million in lost revenue annually due to markdowns. And those markdowns have become increasingly costly: Increased demand and reduced supply have pushed retail ground chuck prices to an average.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Plan beyond 2015 to figure out what to do in 2015

by WLJ
For some older producers, for whom retiring or exiting the business in the next few years is inevitable, the current market provides an opportunity to liquidate cattle assets at previously unheard of values. Hopefully, the decision to liquidate cattle is part of a business transition plan that is already developed and may or may not yet be activated.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Agriculture a 'noble profession'

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
“We’re talking about growing the world population by 75-80 million people a year,” he said, citing averages derived from the projection of 9 billion people in 2050. “Who’s going to feed them? Whose role is it to feed those people? Is that an opportunity for U.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Civilizations rise and fall on soil quality

by WLJ
Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous—from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

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Friday, January 16,2015

NWSS breaks opening day attendance record

by WLJ
“Stock Show fans came out to help us celebrate the history, tradition and western spirit of Stock Show. We appreciate all who attended and look forward to continuing the excitement over the next 15 days,” states Andrews..

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