Daily Archives: April 27, 2010



It is a photo imbedded in my memory; partly cloudy blue skies, a nearby mountain range coursing diagonally across the background, a finger shadow on the lens, and the glimpse of a startled horse’s left eye in the bottom right hand corner!

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Cap and trade bill hurts Midwestern farmers

Cap and trade bill hurts Midwestern farmers

Bill Cassidy

The Kansas City Star

The Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill passed through the House of Representatives with minimal consideration of its effects on agriculture.

In written and spoken testimony before the House Agriculture Committee, it appears cap and trade will increase food prices, decrease the amount of U.S. acreage under cultivation, decrease agricultural exports, decrease farm employment, transfer significant wealth from the U.S. to other countries, and may increase the net amount of carbon dioxide emitted worldwide.

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Lush Pastures Posing a Gassy Problem For Cattle

Lush Pastures Posing a Gassy Problem For Cattle


As picturesque as cattle grazing lush pastures on Kentucky rolling hills may be, a closer look reveals a problem producers are having to deal with this time of year – bloat.

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Agriculture under siege

Agriculture under siege

Amanda Nolz

Tri State Livestock News

“It’s time to take back agriculture,” said Jacque Matsen, executive director of issues management at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) at the mid-year meeting for the American Agri-Women in Denver, CO on April 10, 2010.

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Put Your Deworming Dollars To Work

Put Your Deworming Dollars To Work


Don’t overlook deworming this spring – timely application of parasite control before turnout can help maximise producers’ deworming dollars by reducing pasture contamination and helping keep cattle productive.

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How Did Your Nutrition Program Do This Winter?

How Did Your Nutrition Program Do This Winter?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

For spring-calving herds, calving season is starting to wind down. The greatest loss of potential calves to wean is due to cows not getting pregnant during the breeding season. Cows that don’t get pregnant during the breeding season, for spring-calving herds, is usually a result of cows being in poor body condition, as a result of the nutrient management program.

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Electronic-ID for cattle

Electronic-ID for cattle

KXMB TV Bismarck

Sarah Gustin

As technology continues to improve the ag industry is moving right along with it.

Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin explains the future of high frequency on North Dakota ranches.

The days of pencil and paper records could be over

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