Western Livestock Journal - News http://www.wlj.net/articles.sec-26-1-news.html <![CDATA[Producers step up to battle for the bird]]> With populations spanning 11 energy- and agriculture-rich western states, the sage-grouse is considered an icon of the West. By some estimates, its population has been reduced from millions to perhaps 500,000 today. But groups encouraging habitat plans have concluded that what is good for the sage-grouse is good for the land. ]]> <![CDATA[Dietary guidelines comments sought]]> <![CDATA[Canada confirms case of BSE, first since 2011]]> Like the U.S., Canada’s beef cattle industry takes BSE surveillance seriously. The Alberta BSE case finding, while unfortunate, demonstrates the robustness of the National BSE Surveillance Program Canada has in place, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) shared. ]]> <![CDATA[Obama creates 21,000-acre monument in CO]]> Last week, President Obama announced three new national monuments, adding to the 13 monuments he’s already designated during his presidency. Traveling to Illinois, Obama officially proclaimed the Pullman Historic District of Chicago, Browns Canyon in Colorado, and a former Honouliuli Internment Camp site in Hawaii to be national monuments. ]]> <![CDATA[Tax Q and A: More compliance issues with Affordable Care Act]]> <![CDATA[Consider storage options for hay]]> Dr. Stephen Hammack, AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus, Stephenville, shared his perspective—as well as AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Jason Banta’s research options— for producers to consider at the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference held in Waco. ]]> <![CDATA[West Coast port talks stall, rail issues to the north]]> <![CDATA[Maintaining health throughout the calf backgrounding period]]> <![CDATA[Packer ownership ban for hogs debated in Nebraska]]> <![CDATA[WA dairy ruling a warning for feedlots]]> <![CDATA[Ellis receives honor for rangeland management]]> Noble Foundation Pasture and Range Consultant Chad Ellis has been selected as the 2015 Society of Range Management (SRM) Association Outstanding Young Range Professional honor award recipient. Ellis was honored at the society’s 2015 annual meeting earlier this month. ]]> <![CDATA[Port labor dispute costing agriculture $1.75 billion per month]]> <![CDATA[Dietary guidelines report misleading]]> <![CDATA[A fun reality TV take on cheatgrass management]]> <![CDATA[EPA apologizes for RFS delays]]> <![CDATA[2015 National Ag Day is March 18]]> <![CDATA[National Make It With Wool winners compete for top honors]]> The longevity of wool may be Frozen in Time, this year’s theme for the National Make It With Wool (MIWW) Fashion Show, but the colors and quality…how they have advanced! The state-winning MIWW contestants competed in the national finals and awards... ]]> <![CDATA[Ethanol industry on offense]]> <![CDATA[NMSU ag student is sparking online conversations about agriculture]]> <![CDATA[Community rallies behind family after young rancher's death]]>