Daily Archives: January 11, 2016

Agriculture’s Image is No Joke

Agriculture’s Image is No Joke

Damian Mason

Damianmason.com

Stanford University’s band used halftime of this year’s Rose Bowl to insult the Midwest and Agriculture. Stanford’s “routine” included music from the FarmersOnly.com commercials and a romantically dejected bumpkin tipping over a pretend black and white cow. It was classless, not funny, and frankly, inaccurate.

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I’m an Oregon rancher. Here’s what you don’t understand about the Bundy standoff.

I’m an Oregon rancher. Here’s what you don’t understand about the Bundy standoff.

Keith Nantz

Washington Post

This week, the Ammon Bundy-led seizure of a federal wildlife refuge thrust Oregon’s ranchers into the spotlight. While I don’t agree with the occupiers’ tactics, I sympathize with their position. Being a rancher was always challenging. And it has become increasingly difficult under the Obama administration.

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Red Angus Association of America Acquires Interest in Top Dollar Angus

Red Angus Association of America Acquires Interest in Top Dollar Angus

A Steak in Genomics

The Red Angus Association of America recently acquired a major share in Top Dollar Angus, Inc. RAAA President Kim Ford made the announcement at BrainTrust during the Red Angus activities held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show.

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Land Grab: It’s a new year but the age old fight over land and resources continues

Land Grab: It’s a new year but the age old fight over land and resources continues

The Cattle Business Weekly

While it may be a new year, it seems old issues are at the forefront of the news this week. Land controls, federal agencies and eminent domain are trending topics at the start of the new year.

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Beef 509 Course coming in February

Beef 509 Course coming in February

People’s Defender

Beef production is more than just feeding cows. Understanding what consumers value and look for when purchasing meat can help livestock producers increase their profit potential and become more competitive in the cattle industry. Beef 509 is a two-day course that will provide beef producers with a more in depth look at their industry. I went through this class a few years ago and found it to be very informative and an eye opener.

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Feeding livestock and managing forage waste

Feeding livestock and managing forage waste

Mark Landefeld

Drovers

Stockpiling forage for winter feed was fairly limited this year in our area due to dry soil conditions when most stockpiling growth should have occurred. More stored forage will be required this year and feeding hay has started much sooner than in recent years for many producers.

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Ethics in agriculture: Should I do it if I can get by with it?

Ethics in agriculture: Should I do it if I can get by with it?

Kari O

Progressive Forage Grower

On the farm or ranch, there are many times when we find ourselves in situations where we have to question our right versus our moral obligation to take a particular action. There are still deals made on a handshake or based on someone’s word.

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