More Grain Dust Explosions Reported Nationwide in 2017

🕔Mar 9, 2018There were seven reported grain dust explosions at U.S. food and agricultural facilities in 2017, two more than in 2016 but still below the 10-year average of 9.3 explosions per […]

Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

🕔Nov 10, 2017A 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 […]

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

🕔Oct 10, 2017Leaders 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 […]

Weeds: When Conventional and Organic Farming Methods Collide

🕔Jul 13, 2017This 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 […]

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

🕔Jan 12, 2017Delegates 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 […]

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

🕔Dec 16, 2016No, 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. […]

California Ranchers Create a Conservation Legacy – DTN

🕔Oct 24, 2016Jack 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 […]

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

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🕔Jul 15, 2016Atrazine, 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, […]

10 Million Acres of Wildfires Exhaust Forest Service Budget

🕔Jan 6, 2016Since 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, […]

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

🕔Jan 5, 2016While 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 […]

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