A seed herd of purebred American bison—offspring of the iconic native species in Yellowstone National Park— will be reintroduced this fall to a natural area at the hinge of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains after an agreement was finalized last week between Colorado State University (CSU) and three government agencies.
“With bull sales underway and 2015 AI beef sire directories available, it is time to think about breeding season—especially if you will be using synchronization,” Salverson said. “Depending on which protocol is selected, it could be more than 39 days from start of the program to artificial insemination.
“It takes a community” like the one involved through the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership to ensure adequate water quantity and quality to meet current and future needs, said Ward Ling, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist who coordinates the partnership.
explained, by breaking the soil crust; compacting the soil to improve germination; returning standing plant material to the soil through trampling; providing fertilizer; and cropping plants to keep them at optimum photosynthesis, which in turn improves soil health and stores carbon in the soil.
A course reversal by the Advanced Biofuels Association in calling for reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) last week was touted by a handful of oil industry and environmental groups as a sign RFS support is waning even among segments of the biofuels industry.
On Mar. 10, the board voted to sue 10 rural drainage districts in and around the Des Moines and Raccoon River areas for elevated nitrate levels. According to the board’s news release, the elevated nitrate levels have forced the filtering of the local drinking water.
The H5N2 strain might not be considered as virulent as other strains of avian influenza, but the virus has been a surprising world traveler. H5N2 is a Eurasian strain that is considered the first avian influenza to cross from Asian flyways to North American ones.
“By working with that forester, you know what trees need to come out and how much timber is going to come out, and you can do what we call competitive bid,” Stelzer says. “You invite buyers to come in and then buyers will compete against each other. You will always get a better price by doing a competitive, sealed bid process.
USDA first announced new rules for animal disease traceability in March 2013, which included a two-year transition period to adopt official ear-tag criteria. Each state was charged with reviewing policies and, if necessary, revising them to meet national standards.