Close
Home » Articles »   By Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
 
 
Friday, May 3,2013

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2013 introduced in Congress

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
With the growing challenges in the ag business, fewer and fewer new or younger farmers are finding their way back. But some lawmakers are hoping that newly introduced legislation will turn the trend around, helping to increase the farming population..

Read more Read it in print
Friday, May 3,2013

Agreement reached on Willits Bypass

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
A settlement agreement between the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will result in improved understanding of the ecological and agricultural benefits of retaining farmland in production, according to CFBF.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, April 29,2013

Unpredictable April keeps meteorologists guessing

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Across the Rockies and Plains areas, snowfall totals for the month have hit record highs; but, along with those much needed inches of moisture, there were record temperatures, on the bottom end of the thermometer. In fact, according to records, April temperatures were the coldest in 30 years in some areas, and snowfall totals were the highest.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, April 29,2013

Producer protection laws stirring heated debates

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Despite the fact that the industry continues to provide a safe, abundant food supply to a growing population, some big names in Hollywood have joined the animal rights social media blitz wagon, sharing their political views on topics relating to animal rights.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, April 26,2013

Drought emergency declared for Klamath County

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The heated water debate in Oregon’s Klamath Basin got a little warmer last week when Klamath County Commission and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber both declared a drought emergency.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, April 22,2013

Agriculture plays key role in immigration reform talks

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) was put together to serve as a unified voice for agriculture to ensure that America’s farmers, ranchers and growers have access to a stable and secure workforce, something the group says is in jeopardy under the current immigration laws.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, April 22,2013

Mobile veterinarians violating Controlled Substance Act; amendment needed

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Most mobile veterinarians have been working under the assumption that the CSA is not enforced the same in the vet world, and that a locked box is sufficient to transport substances.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, April 12,2013

New budget proposes to increase federal lands grazing fee

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
According to the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), President Barack Obama’s proposed budget, unveiled last Wednesday, includes an increase in the public lands grazing fee assessment that would put many family ranches out of business.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, April 12,2013

Tyson Foods resolves plant refrigeration concerns with EPA

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
As part of a consent decree filed in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, MO, the company has agreed to pay a $3.95 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of Clean Air Act regulations covering the prevention of chemical accidents at its facilities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, according to EPA.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, April 12,2013

Droning on

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), more often referred to as drones, will most likely be coming to a field near you… in the very near future. Not to date myself or anything, but I think I may be having an 80s flashback.

Read more Read it in print
 
 
User Box (click to open)
 
SEARCH IN WLJ
Get WLJ In Your Inbox!
   
 
S M T W T F S
1 2* 3* 4* 5* 6*
7* 8* 9* 10 11* 12* 13*
14* 15 16* 17* 18* 19* 20*
21 22* 23 24* 25* 26* 27*
28 29* 30
 
 

© Crow Publications - Any reprint of WLJ stories, except for personal use, without permission, written consent and appropriate attribution is prohibited. 2008 Crow Publications. All rights reserved.