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Friday, March 20,2015

USFWS, WY launch nation's first greater sage-grouse conservation bank

by WLJ
Senior Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials joined Wyoming Governor Matt Mead last week in announcing the launch of the nation’s first conservation bank for greater sage-grouse. The bank will manage a vast expanse of central Wyoming for sage-grouse, mule deer and other wildlife, allowing energy development and other economic activities to proceed on lands elsewhere in the state.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Knipe selected as 'Realtor of the Year'

by WLJ
Last week, members of Ada County Association of Realtors in Idaho selected John Knipe, President of Knipe Land Company, as 2015 Realtor of the Year. The award is the highest award and honor that a realtor may achieve from a Realtor Association.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Finalists named in Colorado Leopold Conservation Award program

by WLJ
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized.

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Friday, March 20,2015

LFDP payments spike

by WLJ
The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFDP) was initially authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to reimburse eligible farmers and ranchers for grazing losses due to a qualifying drought or fire through Sept. 30, 2011 (the end of the period covered by the 2008 Act).

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Friday, March 20,2015

Online BQA certification training modules free through April 15

by WLJ
This saves producers $25- 50 on the online certification modules offered through the Kansas State Beef Cattle Institute.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Advocates celebrate signing of raw milk legislation in South Dakota

by WLJ
Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed SB 45, brought to the legislature by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and promoted by Dakota Rural Action as a compromise measure.

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Monday, March 16,2015

DAILY FED CATTLE; March 16

by WLJ
Thus far for Monday negotiated cash trade was inactive on light demand in all feeding regions. The latest established market in any feeding region was last week, with live sales at 161.00 in the Southern Plains.

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Friday, March 13,2015

WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; March 13

by WLJ
Compared to last week, yearlings traded mostly firm to 5.00 higher, with instances 6.00-10.00 higher throughout the Midwest and Northern Plains.

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Friday, March 13,2015

Management strategies reduce calving season problems

by WLJ
For some, this time of the year is just “another day at the office,” because they have taken the necessary steps to ensure as few problems as possible. For others, this list may help to reduce problems that might occur. As we strive to improve the beef operation over time, it’s never too early to be thinking about the next calving season.

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Friday, March 13,2015

Proposed rules for drone use in ag

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The FAA last month published proposed regulations that would govern the use of small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in agriculture and other enterprises, said Peggy Hall, Ohio State University (OSU) Extension’s Agricultural and Resource Law Field Specialist.

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