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Friday, January 23,2015

Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn Texas' most popular BBQ cut

by WLJ
The camp is a partnership between Foodways Texas and the meat science section in the Department of Animal Science. Event registration sold out in less than five minutes, according to organizers, and various national and state media reported from the event.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Advanced technology needed for the future

by WLJ
Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs, according to Dr. David Baltensperger, head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences in College Station.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Moving forward in 2015: The information highway

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
“For some time now, there has been an ongoing shift in the roles machines play in our everyday lives,” said Daryl Plummer, Vice President, Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow. “Computer-based machines are now being used to create an ever-expanding variety of experiences that extend human endeavors.

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Friday, January 23,2015

College of Ag to cohost grazing conference

by WLJ
California State University, Chico, College of Agriculture will cohost the Western Regional Grazing Conference, titled Grazing for Change, with the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management Feb. 27–28, 2015, at the University Farm Pavilion.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Genetically engineered animals could help ease world hunger

by WLJ
Genetically engineered food animals could provide a sustainable means to feed a fast-growing world population, yet regulatory hurdles keep such animals off the market, according to an award-winning scientist who recently spoke at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL).

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Monday, January 19,2015

Keystone political impasse gaining traction

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
With 2014 in the history books, the New Year is well under way, and several of the big ticket items that couldn’t make it past the stalemate in Congress may now be gaining some traction—or at least some are hoping they are.

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Monday, January 19,2015

Mexican wolf standoff

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) won’t answer this question, but it has just expanded the area where the agency will release captive-bred wolves—from 700,000 to 8 million acres. It’s also expanded the area where wolves can be “translocated” (captured and moved) from 6,845 acres to 60 million acres.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Managing taxes, estates through the downturn

by WLJ
Kevin Bearley, Principal of Kennedy and Coe LLC, offered guidance to farmers and ranchers looking to retain their legacy at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. With 70 percent of U.S.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Beef specialist: Producers must address cold stress in the herd

by WLJ
Ron Lemenager said cattle can maintain an optimal body condition score of 5 to 5.5—an industry rating of body weight—that would allow the animal to more readily adapt to low winter temperatures as long as they have a dry winter hair coat and access to a windbreak.

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Friday, January 16,2015

Three stages of parturition

by WLJ
As the spring calving season approaches, an increased understanding of the parturition process is helpful. The more we understand about the physiology of the process, the more likely we are to make sound decisions about providing assistance. Parturition or “calving” is generally considered to occur in three stages.

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