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Young farmers, ranchers hone skills at a national leadership conference

February 23, 2018 — Montana Farm Bureau took a delegation of 38 participants to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference February 16-19 in Reno, NV. The theme, "Agriculture: Biggest Little Industry in the World" reflected different workshop topics including Collegiate, Engagement, Family, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, On

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Cattlemen brave cold for New Year’s Eve

February 23, 2018 — Mullen – New Year's Eve the Nebraska Cattlemen Sandhills Affiliate (NCSA) held their annual 'Winter Ball' at the new Hooker County Community Center on the fairgrounds west of Mullen. "We previously had it always in February at the Lodge at the state 4-H camp in

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SD Stockgrowers: Legislative update

February 23, 2018 — The legislature continues to push through its workload with limits on testimony time and afternoon and evening hearings. They are coming up against the crossover deadline. All bills must have passed out of their house of origin by this Friday the 23rd. So, that means

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Do we really have a cattle shortage? Not really.

February 23, 2018 — After digging through USDA's cattle inventory report, I thought a couple more comments were in order. I noticed several articles announced that we had a shortage of cattle and that calf prices would remain high due to this shortage. Let's take a look at the

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Hollenbeck: Watch what you pray for

February 23, 2018 — Several columns past, I wrote about my plans to go to Elko, Nevada to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the mother ship of gatherings, and presumed I would get the usual comment about living in South Dakota where we get snow and cold weather. Well,

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General uses for pesticides

February 23, 2018 — Agricultural fields can be attacked by insects, disease, and weeds. How can growers defend crops? The February 22 Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how the safe use of pesticides can maintain crop yields, feed the world, and keep our food supply sustainable. "'Pesticide' is a

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Webinar: Managing cover crops and no-till

February 23, 2018 — The webinar will be Mar 13, 2018 at 2 pm US/Eastern. What will you learn? This webinar will focus on how a producer can manage their cover crops and no-till systems to reduce pest problems, e.g. voles and slugs. This webinar is the second in

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McKinney leads trade mission to Central America

February 23, 2018 — Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Guatemala Sunday through Friday accompanied by a delegation of agribusiness and state government leaders seeking to grow U.S. agricultural exports to Central America's Northern Triangle of Guatemala, Honduras and

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Wintry photographs from our friends across TSLN territory

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USDA asks for ABAWD input; McGovern and DeLauro upset

February 23, 2018 — The Trump administration wants to discourage waivers to the limits on a category of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants known as able-bodied adults without dependents and is scheduled today to publish a rule in the Federal Register requesting public input on the issue. Comments

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Soil health and acidity workshop offered by MSU

February 23, 2018 — BOZEMAN — The Chouteau County Soil Acidity Working Group has organized a soil acidity and soil health workshop at the Fort Benton Ag Center, 1205 20th St., on Feb. 27, in cooperation with Montana State University Extension, the Chouteau County Conservation District, Big Sandy Conservation

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MSU Extension to host soil acidity and soil health workshop in Fort Benton on Feb. 27

February 23, 2018 — BOZEMAN — The Chouteau County Soil Acidity Working Group has organized a soil acidity and soil health workshop at the Fort Benton Ag Center, 1205 20th St., on Feb. 27, in cooperation with Montana State University Extension, the Chouteau County Conservation District, Big Sandy Conservation

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Paradise man arrested case from Seymour

February 23, 2018 — DECATUR, Texas — On January 13, 2018, Jimmy Wayne Parker, originally of Seymour, was arrested on charges of False Statement to Obtain Credit and Hindering Secured Creditors. The arrest is the result of an investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers

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National Institute for Animal Agriculture says it’s time to implement new livestock traceability

February 23, 2018 — NIAA News Release, February 22, 2018—"The NIAA Annual Conference is the one place where government, industry, and a variety of organizations and individuals will all come together to speak to the subject of Livestock Traceability," says Mr. Chuck Adami, President & CEO, Equity Cooperative Livestock

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Methods to reduce drought effects focus of Campbell County workshop

February 23, 2018 — The effects of drought on ranch economics, the animals and the range are topics of the "Impacts of Drought" workshop Monday, March 19, in Gillette. The session is 12:30-4 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room at the Campbell County University of Wyoming Extension office, 412 S.

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South Dakota State University to host 95th Little International weekend of March 23-24

February 23, 2018 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State University is bringing together the Brookings community, alumni, current students and high school students once again for the 95th Little International, March 23 and 24. The event takes place on the SDSU campus in Brookings, with livestock shows on

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Kids in Ag

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Monarch butterfly habitat focus of a new environmental program

February 23, 2018 — Citing concerns of a 90 percent drop in the monarch butterfly population over the last 20 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the availability of a new program to assist farmer and landowners in conserving monarch butterflies,

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States address COOL for beef: Wyoming committee passes bill, Oklahoma to consider one

February 23, 2018 — One at a time, cattle states are addressing the issue of accurate country of origin labeling for beef. The Wyoming House Ag Committee passed "The Country of Origin Placard Bill" by a vote of 6 to 3 on Feb. 22. The Wyoming Farm Bureau, Powder

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Sen. Fischer named leader of agriculture subcommittee

February 23, 2018 — U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced Feb 15 she will serve as the chairman of the Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security Subcommittee on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, which she joined in January. "Livestock production in Nebraska feeds the world and it's

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