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Friday, September 19,2014

California groundwater bills signed by Gov. Brown

by WLJ
Following up the story from last week—“CA groundwater bills could harm; not help”—California Governor Jerry Brown signed the trio of groundwater regulation bills early last week. Despite the governor and the authors claiming the bills will help make Californian communities “more resilient to water shortages,” California ag groups are concerned.

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Friday, September 19,2014

Get more out of corn silage

by WLJ
Other tips Hernandez shared included: • Maturity. Keep a close eye on corn maturity once it has dented. Corn can rapidly mature or dry down due to weather and moisture conditions. • Moisture Content. Moisture content can be estimated in chopped silage using the grab test method (Table 1).

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Friday, September 19,2014

EPA seeks feedback

by WLJ
“We want consumers to be able to easily find safer products that work well,” said Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

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Friday, September 19,2014

Water management under limited irrigation

by WLJ
Getting the most value out of irrigation water is likely on the minds of many farmers and ranchers. As groundwater supplies diminish, pumping rates decline and talk of local water conservation policies surface, and these farmers face even more difficulty in determining how to best manage limited water.

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Monday, September 15,2014

PLC to explore states' involvement in public land management

by WLJ
Before pouring the gas into it and driving it like he stole it, Richard Petty always made sure he was in the right race. So, too, must an organization that protects the families and communities of over 20,000 ranchers with public land grazing rights in the West. At the recent annual meeting of the Public Lands Council (PLC) in Ignacio, CO, leaders of the public land grazing industry put their heads together to make sure they were pouring their resources into the right racetrack.

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Monday, September 15,2014

DAILY FED CATTLE; Sept. 15

by WLJ
So far for Monday trading has been at a standstill in all major feeding regions. Last week in the Texas Panhandle and Kansas live sales sold from 161.00-162.00, a very light test of sales in Texas.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Guest Opinion

Local leadership important for ag’s future

by WLJ
Agriculture faces many challenges, and strong, effective leadership has never been more critical to the future of agriculture than it is today. In order to meet the nutritional demands of an ever-increasing global population, we must find solutions to the problems that limit our capacity for producing and transporting food.

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Friday, September 12,2014

NCBA internship applications due Oct. 6th

by WLJ
This year will mark the 117th Cattle Industry Convention, which is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle industry. The convention and trade show create a unique, fun environment for cattle industry members to come together to network and create policy for the industry.

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Friday, September 12,2014

PLC to explore states' involvement in public land management

by WLJ
Before pouring the gas into it and driving it like he stole it, Richard Petty always made sure he was in the right race. So, too, must an organization that protects the families and communities of over 20,000 ranchers with public land grazing rights in the West.

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Friday, September 12,2014

Tips on drying wheat: Turn up the heat

by WLJ
“Adding heat reduces the air relative humidity and the final grain moisture content, so it should be used when outdoor air relative humidity is too wet to dry wheat to the desired moisture content,” he says. “Adding too much heat frequently causes wheat in the bottom of the bin to dry to a lower than desired moisture content.

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