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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 8

by WLJ
Q: Is beef bad for my heart and my cholesterol? A: Beef can be good for heart health, as eight extralean beef cuts are certified as heart-healthy by the American Heart Association. Research also shows that a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle that included lean beef, even daily, improved ...

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 9

by WLJ
Dr. Mike Roussell, author and nutrition consultant, set out five years ago to answer the question, “Does lean beef have a place in the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet?” He says, “Today that research is being published, and after...

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Friday, March 6,2015

Early spring great time to examine farm machinery

by WLJ
Next, farmers should carefully disassemble and inspect all material distribution components such as seed delivery mechanisms, fertilizer applicators, herbicide nozzles and insecticide distributors. These parts should be handled with care since some are delicate.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Beef question 10

by WLJ
Beef contributes only 10 percent or less of the saturated fat and total fat in the diet, yet provides more than 10 percent of 10 essential nutrients. Also, more than half of beef’s fatty acids are monounsaturated (good) fat—the same kind found in olive oil and avocados.

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Friday, March 6,2015

E-V erify could apply to farms everywhere

by WLJ
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) urged the committee to vote for the measure, but the agriculture workforce coalition opposes the bill. The bill, called the Legal Workforce Act, passed out of committee last week by a 20-13 vote, according to a news release by the committee.

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Friday, March 6,2015

CCA sustainability certification created

by WLJ
Consumers and the food industry are demanding that sustainable products be produced. Farmers, too, have a vested interest in sustainability as they are stewards of the land. “Best management practices” help growers protect the environment, produce abundant, safe food, and generate profit.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Roundtable on sustainable American beef created

by WLJ
A group of U.S. beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations last week announced the launch of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB).

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Friday, March 6,2015

NMSU hosts Tucumcari Performance Bull Test

by WLJ
New Mexico’s statewide cow herd decreased during recent years due to severe drought conditions. As weather conditions improve, cattle producers are now investing in the future as they rebuild their cow herds with higher-quality genetics from regionally adapted registered cow herds.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Tips for effective and efficient crop water use

by WLJ
Common questions agricultural producers have regarding water use typically relate to conserving water resources. Beyond wanting to know the range of water use by particular crops, producers sometimes question why and how crops use water. They may inquire about what causes crop water use to fluctuate.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Pasture Management

Real wealth comes from your soil’s health

by Wayne Burleson
This Janu a r y, I spent two weeks on a dairy farm in Nicaragua. I volunteered to teach an intensive rotational grazing and electric fencing project on this farm. Early each morning, 30 cows are handmilked once a day by several workers. Pasture forage and supplemental feeding maintain the calves.

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