Monthly Archives: June 2009

Grazing former CRP lands will take careful management

Grazing former CRP lands will take careful management

Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M

North Texas e-News

Many Conservation Reserve Program participants find themselves facing some tough decisions after being notified their contracts will not be renewed, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

“I think we need to keep most of this land in rangeland,” said Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist.

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Testing shows no new Neb. bovine TB cases

Testing shows no new Neb. bovine TB cases

Nebraska agriculture officials say the results of the first week of testing for bovine tuberculosis have come back negative.

Some 1,700 head of cattle were tested during the week of June 15-21. An additional 3,300 head of cattle were tested last week. Those results are pending.

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AgriLife Extension offering online courses for small-acreage landowners

AgriLife Extension offering online courses for small-acreage landowners

Owners of small farms and ranches now have access to Web-based help for managing their land.

Four online courses designed for agricultural novices will be offered by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service beginning July 6, said Rebecca Parker, AgriLife Extension’s Dallas-based regional director of programs in agriculture and natural science.

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Research center hosting annual Field Day

Research center hosting annual Field Day

Great Falls Tribune

The Northern Agricultural Research Center’s annual Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday at Fort Assiniboine, south of Havre.

The Field Day begins with registration, coffee and stationary displays at 8 a.m., with programs running from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Farming Groups Welcome Clean Energy Bill

Farming Groups Welcome Clean Energy Bill

The House of Representatives has approved legislation that will allow farmers, ranchers and forest owners to fully participate in a market-based carbon offset programme, earning income for activities they undertake to address global climate change.

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Eagle Hills Ranch Seeks Marketability

Eagle Hills Ranch Seeks Marketability

American Angus Association

 “Dad loves eagles,” says Todd Geiken, explaining why his family’s commercial cow-calf operation is dubbed Eagle Hills Ranch.  For a long time, it was called Geiken Ranch and was owned, in succession, by three generations of the Geiken clan.  And, for a long time, it ran white-faced cattle among the hills south of Gothenburg, Neb.  The change of name followed a fourth generation’s entry into ranching and a change of focus.

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Means to an End

Means to an End

Barb Baylor Anderson

Angus Journal

While health requirements at Michigan’s bull test station may not be necessarily unique, the partnerships fostered to keep those requirements tough and contemporary may be. Interested parties in Michigan have found that by working proactively together on health and other crucial quality issues, they can reduce problems with bulls, add more value to their sales and prompt producers in the state to improve their own operation protocols.

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