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Friday, February 14,2014

Don Butler receives leadership Award

by WLJ
Don Butler, Director of Agriculture for the state of Arizona from 2003-2013 and a former President of the National Cattlemen’s Association (now National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, NC- BA), received the prestigious Swan Family Leadership Award for his many years of service to the beef industry.

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Friday, February 7,2014

A new farm bill back in action

by WLJ
Accounting for only 2 percent of the national budget, this bill seems to garner as much conversation as any agreement passed through Congress from a year-to-year basis. The proposed spending limit is down from the previous spending level by $16.

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Friday, February 7,2014

Letters

by WLJ
Interesting to see your article on fracking (“Fracking controversy heats up with well water contamination,” pg. 5, Jan. 13, issue 15). Although it has been going on longer in the West, the Marcellus area, where I live and produce feeder calves, is by far most active now.

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Friday, February 7,2014

NCBA recognizes 2013 Top Hand Club winners

by WLJ
The Top Hand Club was initiated in 1982 as NC- BA’s member-recruit-amember program that recognizes volunteer leaders for their commitment in growing a strong national association. To become a Top Hand Club member, individuals must recruit at least three new NCBA members.

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Friday, February 7,2014

4-H Club wins World Ag Expo's video contest

by WLJ
Ashly Anderson, who submitted a video on behalf of the Desert Sandblasters 4-H Club, has won World Ag Expo’s “Feeding Tomorrow’s World” video contest. In the video, members of the Desert Sandblasters 4-H Club in Indio, CA, show the different careers they might pursue as adults and how they relate back to the agriculture industry.

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Friday, February 7,2014

Drone, drone on the range

by WLJ
Drones suited for farm applications vary widely in cost and size. Entry level aircraft cost $500- 1,500 and can fly for 10-20 minutes without recharging batteries. Most weigh less than 5 pounds, have a wingspan of less than 3 feet and travel under 30 mph.

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Friday, February 7,2014

Get more out of your feed supply: Cover hay piles properly

by WLJ
“The main goals when covering hay piles are to keep the hay dry and prevent dry matter losses. As the demand and price of alfalfa increases, producers invest more effort in protecting their valuable hay,” said Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University (SD- SU) Extension Forages Field Specialist.

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Friday, February 7,2014

Monitoring lameness to promote timely culling

by WLJ
These forecasts, combined with the need to grow the national cow herd, challenges all producers to make critical decisions about retaining cows or selling them to capture record high prices, explained Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Livestock Stewardship Extension Associate.

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Friday, February 7,2014

Mysterious pest threatens Texas’ grain sorghum crop

by WLJ
“For now, we’re calling this pest the sugarcane aphid,” said Dr. Raul Villanueva, an entomologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. “It was first seen last year. We’re not sure if it’s a new invasive pest or if it just switched hosts, from.

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Friday, February 7,2014

More options for meat producers who market local

by WLJ
Consumer demand for locally-grown foods and locally-raised meat, poultry and eggs has grown. After a decline of small farms and slaughterhouses in the 1990s, the U.S. has seen a resurgence in small, locally-owned operations.

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