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Rausch Herefords 61st Annual Bull And Female sale

February 21, 2019 — TSLN Rep: Chris Effling Date of Sale: Feb. 18, 2019 Location: at the Ranch Hoven, SD Auctioneer: Joe Goggins Averages: 138 Bulls – $4,770 86 Two Year Old Bulls – $4,368 52 Yearling Bulls – $5,014 30 Registered Heifers – $3,207 207 Registerable Heifers –

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Barenthsen & Bullinger Red Angus

February 21, 2019 — TSLN Rep: Dennis Ginkens Date of Sale: Feb. 20, 2019 Location: at the Ranch, Powers Lake, ND Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar Averages: 89 Red Angus Bulls – $4,916 26 Registered Yearling Heifers – $1,896 67 Commercial Heifers Averaged $1,200 Great day at the ranch for the

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Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Cold, queen clinic, roughstock clinic, pole bending clinic, reining clinic, relays

February 21, 2019 — Back in January a lady told me that she sure didn't like the open winter and warm weather we were having as it always bred a summer drought. I hope she's happy. Much of the northern plains region is just buried in snow and enjoying

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Local communities express strong dismay with American Prairie Reserve’s intentions

February 21, 2019 — Heard about the American Prairie Reserve? It's a non-profit organization that has privately undertaken a project in northeastern Montana to create a wildlife conservation area of over three million contiguous acres through a combination of both private and public lands. Their goal is to acquire

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Nevada state vet urges horse owners to travel with caution

February 21, 2019 — (LAS VEGAS, Nev.) – After two positive confirmations of streptococcus equi bacterial infection (commonly known as strangles or equine distemper) and several more likely positives on one property in Clark County, Dr. JJ Goicoechea, state veterinarian for the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA), stresses the

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MSU mulls naming ranch management program in honor of the late Dan Scott

February 21, 2019 — BOZEMAN – Montana State University is requesting that the state's Board of Regents approve naming its proposed ranch management program the Dan Scott Ranch Management Program. The regents will consider the naming request at their March 7-8 meeting at Helena College. A full agenda for

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Family ties run deep in College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences ambassadors

February 21, 2019 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – Since the early 90s, the ambassador organization for South Dakota State University's agriculture programs has been a place for passionate students to grow personally while making an impact for SDSU. For Kylee Kohls, the commitment runs much deeper than that. Both Kylee's

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NCBA responds to appointments of the DGAC

February 21, 2019 — WASHINGTON (Feb. 21, 2019) – National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Jennifer Houston today issued the following statement regarding the appointment of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC): "Cattle producers applaud the U.S. Department of Agriculture's commitment to ensuring the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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Economist: Crop insurance is no guarantee of financing

February 21, 2019 — SAN DIEGO — In yet another sign of the deteriorating farm economy, a Wells Fargo economist said here last week that banks will not make loans to all financially troubled farmers who have crop insurance this year, even though they will require them to buy

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Farm Bureau: Lenders say farmers dependent on off-farm income

February 21, 2019 — SAN DIEGO — So many farmers are dependent on off-farm income in today's economy that lenders say the worst threat to farmers is a general economic recession, the chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation said here Tuesday. "Farm lenders say the reason why

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Chief economist predicts ag growth, despite hurdles

February 21, 2019 — ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite international trade disputes and difficult financial times for many farmers, Agriculture Department Chief Economist Robert Johansson this morning projected an expanding market for U.S. producers and more opportunities for them to grow and sell globally in the years ahead. Johansson gave

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US, Mexican, Canadian ag leaders discuss trade relations

February 21, 2019 — ARLINGTON, Va. — In the presence of his Mexican and Canadian counterparts at the 2019 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum this morning, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue put a cheery face on trade relations among the three nations, referring to them as a "neighborhood." Yet in remarks

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NRCS awards Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for Excellence In Cooperative Conservation

February 21, 2019 — NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS), Huron, S.D., Feb. 20, 2018–The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has been awarded the NRCS South Dakota Excellence in Cooperative Conservation Award for 2018 announced United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). This award recognizes an individual

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SD Cattlemen: Comment on ELD regs

February 21, 2019 — A funding package passed by Congress in early February includes a continued ELD exemption for livestock haulers through September 30, 2019. As we've written about previously, the ELD mandate, coupled with existing hours of service (HOS) regulations, pose significant challenges for the livestock industry. Current

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SD Farmers Union calls out GM on weak octane proposals

February 21, 2019 — HURON, S.D. – In a letter to General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra today (February 21, 2019), South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke challenged the automaker on its claim that 98 RON (Research Octane Number) or higher gasoline was not feasible and called

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NDSU to host cover crop, forage grazing workshop

February 21, 2019 — Attendees will learn about the latest research on grazing cover crops. Producers will be able to learn more about grazing cover crops and forages during a workshop North Dakota State University's soil health team is holding on March 4 at the Astoria Hotel and Event

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50-plus groups indicate support for bills on estate tax repeal

February 21, 2019 — Repeal is the most effective way to protect family-run businesses from the estate tax, the American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 50 other organizations wrote in a letter to Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Reps. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), who introduced

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FB: Tell EPA you support clean water, clear rules

February 21, 2019 — With the publication earlier this week of EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposed new Clean Water Rule, Farm Bureau is urging farmers and ranchers to tell the administration how much they value clean water and clear rules. The proposed rule, according to

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Local Lamb Promotional Funding Program taking apps

February 21, 2019 — The deadline is approaching to submit an application for the American Lamb Board's (ALB) Local Lamb Promotional Funding Program: All applications must be received by February 28, 2019. The Program is designed to support local or regional programs and activities that promote American Lamb to

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American Farm Bureau, Utah Farm Bureau file a brief supporting ranchers’ access to public lands

February 21, 2019 — The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the state of Utah and San Juan County (Utah), last week filed a brief in support of President Donald Trump's December 2017 proclamations decreasing the size of the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument and

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