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Friday, February 7,2014

Carefully consider your herd bull

by WLJ
With record high cattle prices and evidence of herd rebuilding in Kansas and across the nation, beef producers are likely going to buy some of the most expensive, but highest quality, bulls they have ever bought this upcoming spring bull buying...

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Friday, February 7,2014

Many hands make for light work... or maybe not

by WLJ
As iconic as the American cowboy’s boots, hat and lariat are his simple words of wisdom. Take, for example, the old Will Rogers quote, “If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.” That’s a common sense recommendation, like “many hands make for light work.

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Friday, February 7,2014

CSU researchers receive $2.2M for improved water quality

by WLJ
At the 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced a grant of $2.

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Friday, February 7,2014

New technology featured in 2014 Precision Agriculture Conferences

by WLJ
Precision agriculture is becoming the norm on farms throughout the nation. The technology trend is increasing yields and dollars on the farm and isn’t going to fade any time soon, said Gregg Carlson, Professor of Plant Science at South Dakota State University (SDSU).

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Friday, February 7,2014

New pesticide guide now offered through MSU Ext.

by WLJ
The MontGuide, “Pesticides and Water Quality,” explains why pesticide applicators should always test their water for turbidity, pH and hardness prior to using a pesticide mixture.

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Friday, February 7,2014

Water crisis will lead to severe problems

by WLJ
As California’s water situation worsens, the leader of the state’s largest farm organization said rural areas face “severe economic problems” from water shortages. The State Water Project warned last week it will not deliver water to its customers.

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Friday, February 7,2014

CSI Livestock; New CSU Field Investigation Unit solves problems

by WLJ
Barb Powers, Director of the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, announced the new consultation service during the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association 2014 Mid-Winter Conference, which brings together hundreds of beef producers for discussions about critical topics in the beef industry.

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Friday, February 7,2014

Free online Beef Quality Assurance certification

by WLJ
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification for approximately two months. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students from now until April 15.

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Friday, February 7,2014

WSDA seeks proposals for state's specialty crops

by WLJ
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is now accepting proposals for innovative projects to support the state’s fruit, vegetable and nursery industry through the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Proposals are due to WSDA by 5 p.

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Friday, February 7,2014

UN, partners launch humanitarian plan to help Africa's Sahel region

by WLJ
The United Nations and humanitarian partners launched a three-year Regional Strategic Response Plan Feb. 3 to provide aid to millions of people in nine countries in Africa’s Sahel region. The plan seeks to mobilize an initial US$2 billion from international donors in 2014.

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