Daily Archives: October 23, 2014

Food Babe Visits My University

Food Babe Visits My University

Kevin Folta

University of Florida

It was 6:30 pm in the lab and I was just thinking about the last things I’d need to get done before I could go home.  Typical night.  Usually I’m riding home about 7 pm, but an email popped up asking me if I was going to go watch the Food Babe.  A click on a link would take me to the note on a UF Dean for Students Good Food Revolution Events website.  Vani Hari would be spreading her corrupt message of bogus science and abject food terrorism here at the University of Florida. Oh joy.

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Preconditioning Sales Bring a Bonus to Cattlemen

Preconditioning Sales Bring a Bonus to Cattlemen

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

North Carolina’s mountain cattle producers have always been an independent bunch. But a new alliance is proving to them that producers who sell together make more money.

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A Nebraska Cattle Feeder Stands Up For Her Industry

A Nebraska Cattle Feeder Stands Up For Her Industry

Joe Roybal

BEEF

Anne Burkholder’s story is intriguing because her path is so unlikely. A Florida city girl who is Ivy League-educated, she had never seen a feedyard before visiting her future husband’s family operation 20 years ago. Today, she’s the owner and operator of a 3,000-head feedyard in Cozad, NE.

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Temple Grandin speaks at Purdue about animal welfare

Temple Grandin speaks at Purdue about animal welfare

Austin Miller

WLFI

She was once named one of Time’s 100 most influential people and now is visiting Purdue to talk about animal welfare. Temple Grandin was at Lynn Hall Thursday afternoon to speak about ways animals are being handled. More than 100 people packed the lecture hall to listen and ask questions to Grandin.

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Groups ask EPA to investigate pollution causes by cattle farms

Groups ask EPA to investigate pollution causes by cattle farms

Lee Bergquist           

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Six environmental groups on Wednesday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exercise emergency powers under the Safe Drinking Water Act to investigate groundwater contamination in cattle-intensive Kewaunee County in northeastern Wisconsin.

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Mycotoxins in fall and winter feed supply

Mycotoxins in fall and winter feed supply

Yorkton This Week

More and more cattle producers are using fall and winter grazing to extend the grazing season, and for good reason. This management practice is a cost-effective option that reduces labor requirements and can keep livestock out of the corrals until just before calving season.

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Grassley says Congress needs to revisit COOL

Grassley says Congress needs to revisit COOL

Ken Anderson

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says Congress needs to “go back to the drawing board” on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). Grassley was reacting to the WTO’s ruling that USDA’s revised COOL rule unfairly discriminates against Canada and Mexico.

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First Transdermal Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug for Cattle Released

First Transdermal Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug for Cattle Released

Beef Producer

MSD Animal Health (Merck Animal Health in the U.S.) has introduced FinadyneTransdermal (flunixin meglumine) pour-on solution to reduce fever associated with bovine respiratory disease.

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Who supports WOTUS?

Who supports WOTUS?

Kerry Halladay

Western Livestock Journal

Despite EPA claims of agricultural support, finding agricultural groups that actively support WOTUS was difficult. Specific EPA representatives WLJ contacted either could not offer any group names, or were unavailable to comment. In the process of calling groups whose positions were initially ambiguous, one source suggested the National Farmer’s Union (NFU) supported WOTUS.

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Reed canarygrass – love it or hate it

Reed canarygrass – love it or hate it

Jim Isleib

Michigan State University

Reed canarygrass, Phalaris arundinacea, is a cool-season forage grass species used by Michigan farmers in certain situations. This grass does best in moist, cool climates. It prefers fertile, moist and swampy soils and is especially well-suited to areas along waterways that frequently overflow.

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