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Friday, January 30,2015

How to prep continuous corn fields for soybeans

by DTN
As some growers consider a move from continuous corn fields to soybeans, they will need to consider a host of management steps, agronomists told DTN. Inoculation will be the most important one, Staton stressed. Checking on proper nodulation this summer will help growers gain that oft-reported bean yield bump following corn.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Low-stress cattledog demonstration at industry convention

by WLJ
The trade show is a part of NCBA’s Cattle Industry Convention, the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. Reyes’ cattledog demonstration is one of this year’s sessions on ways to increase cattle performance by reducing handling stress and how cattlemen can shape consumers’ perception of beef.

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Friday, January 30,2015

New Congress calls for good government, transparency

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
T h i s congressional session, l a w - makers are asking the federal government to play by the same rules as the American people.

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Friday, January 30,2015

CA officials to discuss drought

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Finding best ways to safeguard beef production in changing climate

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, January 30,2015

BQA best management practices

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, January 30,2015

FAO director calls for action on food insecurity

by WLJ
“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.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Range science impacts policy, rural economies

by WLJ
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.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Study claims COOL doesn't affect Canada, Mexico trade

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Two agriculture associations have been touting a new Auburn University study, that they believe shows that country-of-origin labeling (COOL) does not impact U.S. cattle imports or cattle prices.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Stock Show excitement soars with 682,539 fans attending 2015 show

by WLJ
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.

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