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Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN

Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 15, 2017

The U.S. is woefully unprepared to cope with outbreaks of emerging livestock or crop pathogens and pests, whether those outbreaks are caused intentionally or otherwise, experts told the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. Agricultural security risks have become a major

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Livestock: Planned Breeding Schedules Pay Dividends for Beef Producers

Livestock: Planned Breeding Schedules Pay Dividends for Beef Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Financial opportunities can be found in designing strong breeding and forage/pasture plans for beef cattle herds, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. In a business where every pound counts and every expense should be optimized, Dr. Monte Rouquette,

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The Market, 2017: Winners and Losers – DTN

The Market, 2017: Winners and Losers – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Ready or not, 2017 is just a few weeks away from flipping the calendar. I always find it interesting to step back and take a look at the winners and losers for the year. As we saw in last year’s

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New Mexico: Federal Court Sides with Cattle Ranchers in Water Dispute

New Mexico: Federal Court Sides with Cattle Ranchers in Water Dispute

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Texas AgriLife Extension Ag Law Specialist 🕔Dec 12, 2017

A federal court has sided with a group of New Mexico ranchers in a case involving a dispute over stock watering rights in the Lincoln National Forest. Background The US Forest Service (USFS) manages federally owned land within the Lincoln

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Texas Weather: Dry Conditions Could Worsen for Much of the State, Says Climatologist

Texas Weather: Dry Conditions Could Worsen for Much of the State, Says Climatologist

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 11, 2017

October and November were two of the driest Octobers and Novembers on record, and much of the state appears to be facing a continued dry spell through winter, according to the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said conditions

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Missouri Livestock: Cold Snap Brings Fescue Foot to Cows on Toxic Fescue Grass

Missouri Livestock: Cold Snap Brings Fescue Foot to Cows on Toxic Fescue Grass

👤By Duane Dailey, University of Missouri Extension 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A winter cold snap arrives. Cow’s blood flow slows. Cows start limping. It’s time to check herds for fescue foot. The first report of the disabling disease has come to Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension fescue specialist. The case

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Arkansas: Wheat, Forage Concerns from Ongoing Drought

Arkansas: Wheat, Forage Concerns from Ongoing Drought

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Arkansas’ drought-ridden fall could turn into three seasons of trouble for livestock and forage producers; as winter wheat growers hope for another decent rain to keep their crop developing. The Dec. 7 Drought Monitor map shows 98 percent of Arkansas

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Livestock Market: Hog Price Prospects Strengthen

Livestock Market: Hog Price Prospects Strengthen

👤By Chris Hurt, Purdue University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 4, 2017

Hog prices this fall have been stronger than anticipated. In early October, USDA analysts estimated that fourth quarter live prices would average $38 to $40 per hundredweight. Now it looks like the actual price will be $46 to $47. It

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Livestock: Court Grants EPA Extension of Farm Emissions Report Deadline

Livestock: Court Grants EPA Extension of Farm Emissions Report Deadline

👤From the EPA 🕔Dec 1, 2017

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in response to a request from the Trump administration EPA, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals effectively extended the deadline for farmers to report air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at livestock operations

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USDA Crop Forecast: An Early Look at 10-Year Projections – DTN

USDA Crop Forecast: An Early Look at 10-Year Projections – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 1, 2017

 USDA’s Office of Chief Economist on Tuesday offered an early look at USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2027 for crops and livestock that will officially be released at the USDA Ag Outlook conference in February. USDA’s early estimates project both corn

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