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Friday, January 23,2015

Addressing weak calf syndrome

by WLJ
The word “syndrome” can be defined as a concurrence, a pattern of events occurring together due to known or unknown causes. When veterinarians use the word, it usually means the latter.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Starlings are a costly problem for producers

by WLJ
“During a year like our last one, when the weather is particularly cold and the ground is snow-covered, these birds are looking for convenient food sources,” North Dakota State University Extension Service Dairy Specialist J.W. Schroeder says. “Unfortunately, cattle feeding areas provide these sources.

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Friday, January 23,2015

USDA's Excellence in Extension award

by WLJ
Kallenbach received the Excellence in Extension Award at the November 2014 meeting of the Association of Public and Landgrant Universities in Orlando, FL. The award, from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension System, goes to an extension professional showing visionary leadership and programming impact.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Lawsuits against USWFS not included in report

by WLJ
The recently-released Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report came to the conclusion that environmental litigation has had “limited” effect on the actions of federal agencies. A couple environmental litigation groups, particularly the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), hailed this as vindication against “right-wing fearmongering.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Experts predict growing water supply uncertainty

by WLJ
A combination of population growth, increasing environmental demands and climate change poses longterm questions for water availability, particularly in the western U.S.

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Friday, January 23,2015

What is BQA and why should I consider certification?

by WLJ
ers. Quality means producing and providing a beef product that is wholesome and safe, but it also means providing a product that is going to deliver a desirable eating experience.

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Friday, January 23,2015

FAO food price index drops in December

by WLJ
This year-on-year drop came despite FAO’s subindex for meat rising to an all-time high annual average of 199 points, up 8.1 percent from 2013. Cereals, by contrast, dropped 12.5 percent from the previous year, buoyed by forecasts of record production and ample inventories.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn Texas' most popular BBQ cut

by WLJ
The camp is a partnership between Foodways Texas and the meat science section in the Department of Animal Science. Event registration sold out in less than five minutes, according to organizers, and various national and state media reported from the event.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Advanced technology needed for the future

by WLJ
Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs, according to Dr. David Baltensperger, head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences in College Station.

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Friday, January 23,2015

College of Ag to cohost grazing conference

by WLJ
California State University, Chico, College of Agriculture will cohost the Western Regional Grazing Conference, titled Grazing for Change, with the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management Feb. 27–28, 2015, at the University Farm Pavilion.

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