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Friday, February 28,2014

Trichomoniasis: Still a threat to beef breeding herds

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Daly explained that although this disease has been around for generations, for many years it was thought to be something only states west of the Rocky Mountains had to concern themselves with.

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Friday, February 28,2014

App for stocking rates now available

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“One of the most common problems livestock managers deal with is determining the best number of livestock to have on the land without harming their resources,” said Blake Alldredge, an AgriLife Extension associate in College Station. “That task has just become easier with the release of this new app.

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Friday, February 28,2014

U.S. agriculture leaders gather for USMEF Market Expo

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The largest food industry trade show in the Middle East, the Gulfood Show in Dubai, is the first stop for the group, which includes representatives from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, United Soybean Board, Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn...

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Friday, February 28,2014

New grants for water challenges

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will make $6 million in grants available this year, and up to $30 million total over the next five years as part of a new initiative to provide solutions to agricultural water challenges.

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Friday, February 28,2014

Science-based approach urged in rangelands

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The Society for Range Management (SRM) recently wrapped up its 67th Annual International Meeting, Technical Training & Trade Show.

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Friday, February 28,2014

$3.5M gift bolsters ag scholarships at MSU

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Montana State University alumna Nancy Cameron has made a $3.5 million gift to the Montana State University Alumni Foundation, providing the funding necessary to establish endowments for three scholarship funds, a chair in animal and range sciences, and a business professorship at MSU.

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Friday, February 28,2014

Beef Checkoff launches online community for Beef University

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The Beef Checkoff Program unveiled a new webbased platform for its popular training program, Beef University. For nearly a decade, foodservice and retail professionals have relied on checkoff training tools to educate staff on how beef is brought to market, from farm to fork.

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Friday, February 28,2014

Donation to feed hungry for nearly one year

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Last Wednesday, Tyson Foods, Inc., in conjunction with the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Scholarship Competition (CAO) and the Montana State University (MSU) Collegiate Cattlewomen, donated a truckload of protein to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank located in Bozeman, MT.

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Friday, February 28,2014

$3M for pollinator health announced

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide close to $3 million in technical and financial assistance for interested farmers and ranchers to help improve the health of bees, which play an important role in crop production.

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Friday, February 28,2014

Animal Science Professor joins CSU

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Teaching has been an important part of Delmore’s career. He spent the last nine years with the Animal Science Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. At Cal Poly, Delmore developed a nationally recognized undergraduate teaching program in meat science.

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