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Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 10, 2017

A vote to increase the Oklahoma beef checkoff by $1 has failed with 2,506 opposing the increase and 1,998 backing the measure. The debate leading up to the vote was an acrimonious affair among various groups. The outcome led to

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Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse in 11 states. After months of internal discussions, the Department

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Weeds: When Conventional and Organic Farming Methods Collide

Weeds: When Conventional and Organic Farming Methods Collide

👤From the Weed Science Society of America 🕔Jul 13, 2017

This spring has been strange in Oregon’s Lane County. “It rained every day. I’m exaggerating, but only by two days,” says farmer Jason Hunton. When Mother Nature rears her ugly head, Hunton watches his fields. He farms both organic and

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Farm Bureau: Wait, What Did I Just Vote For? Reversal on Conservation Compliance – DTN

Farm Bureau: Wait, What Did I Just Vote For? Reversal on Conservation Compliance – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jan 12, 2017

Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s annual convention here Tuesday voted to maintain the group’s commitment to compliance with government conservation standards as a requirement for crop insurance subsidies and to keep the nutrition title that authorizes the food

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So a Cowboy Rode into… a Walmart Parking Lot – Video

So a Cowboy Rode into… a Walmart Parking Lot – Video

👤From CBS News - On the Road with Steve Hartman 🕔Dec 16, 2016

No, it’s not a joke but a real life drama in a small Oregon town. Robert Warba rode his horse to the local Walmart to pick up a bag of dogfood. As he was leaving the store a woman screamed that

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California Ranchers Create a Conservation Legacy – DTN

California Ranchers Create a Conservation Legacy – DTN

👤By Lori Leonard Reyman DTN/The Progressive Farmer Contributing Editor 🕔Oct 24, 2016

Jack and Beverly Sparrowks’ California cattle operation is a perfect example of how it’s not only possible, but practical, to protect land while profiting from it.   “This is a really pretty area and a very productive agricultural region,” Beverly

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Atrazine Phase Out: What are the Alternatives for Sweet Corn?

Atrazine Phase Out: What are the Alternatives for Sweet Corn?

👤By Lauren Quinn, ACES, Illinois 🕔Jul 15, 2016

Atrazine, one of the oldest and most commonly used herbicides in sweet corn, is being phased out in some production areas, leaving growers searching for alternatives. Research conducted in Illinois, Minnesota, and Oregon identified treatments that provide weed control and

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10 Million Acres of Wildfires Exhaust Forest Service Budget

10 Million Acres of Wildfires Exhaust Forest Service Budget

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 6, 2016

Since 2000, fire seasons have grown longer, and the frequency, size and severity of wildland fires has increased. The 2015 fires stretched across federal, state and private land with Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington being especially hard hit. Wildfires burned

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Oregon: Farm Bureau and Cattlemen Assoc. Support Ranchers – DTN

Oregon: Farm Bureau and Cattlemen Assoc. Support Ranchers – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jan 5, 2016

While Barry Bushue is getting ready for a weekend of retail politicking at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention, the Oregon Farm Bureau president is dealing with issues revolving around the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Some

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Pacific Northwest Struggles with Historic Drought, Record Heat – DTN

Pacific Northwest Struggles with Historic Drought, Record Heat – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 16, 2015

While some parts of the Midwest deal with too much rain this growing season, farmers in Washington state, and the Pacific Northwest Region as a whole, are struggling with historic drought and record heat. Dry, hot weather is lowering crop

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