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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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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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Friday, September 12,2014

Tour shows options for young producers

by WLJ
“The Iowa Beef Center, via the Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network, is proud to host the free tour on Thursday, Sept. 25,” said Patrick Wall, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beef Program Specialist.

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Friday, September 12,2014

On beef animal welfare views, U.S. public vs. cattle producers

by WLJ
A main goal of research in any area is to address a knowledge or information gap. Although prior research has addressed the issue of animal welfare in certain areas—the swine and egg industries as examples—limited research currently exists comparing...

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Friday, September 12,2014

Body Condition Scores are a great tool for the beef cow herd

by WLJ
For many years, astute cattle producers have been visually apprasing their livestock. Body Condition Score (BCS) needs to be a visual appraisal tool that all beef cow/calf producers know how to use. Most producers do not weigh the cows on a regular basis, so being able to look at them and evaluate them is a must.

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