NCBA Regrets Scott Pruitt’s Decision to Resign as EPA Chief, Defends Work as Regulatory Reformer
Oklahoma Farm Report
President Donald Trump broke the news Thursday afternoon of Scott Pruitt’s resignation as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announcing he had accepted it and appointed Andrew Wheeler as Acting EPA Administrator. Pruitt’s time at the EPA has been heavily criticized and mired in controversy by opponents of his policies of deregulation at the agency, practically from the very beginning.
Feeding Sprouted or Otherwise Damaged Wheat to Beef Cattle
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
In light of the delay in wheat harvest caused by the weather, last week I was asked if sprouted or otherwise damaged wheat had much feed value in a beef ration. The answer is, “Yes, it does.”
Canada imposes tariffs on U.S. beef
Tri State Livestock News
Canada imposed new tariffs on beef on July 1, according to CNBC and other news stations. China and Mexico are expected to effect tariffs on pork this week, and China is expected to implement a 25 percent tariff on a number of US products including soybeans, some dairy products and automobiles said CNBC.
Hey Natalie Portman, here’s why your term ‘factory farm’ is so offensive
I woke up this morning tagged on some rebuttal tweets to actress Natalie Portman where she had railed against “factory” farming and how awful it is. She’s partnered up with some “go vegan” activist groups in New York City to make a new anti-meat movie. In it, she talks about the efficient “steel masterpieces” of agricultural facilities that increase production, while also claiming that they are designed to help keep the operation secret from the public.
Bring up the topic of medicated darts among a group of cattle producers and veterinarians and you’ll hear a range of strong opinions. Over the past few years, much of the argument on either side has drawn primarily on anecdotal evidence, as research data remains scarce. Two recent reports add to the knowledge base, but with somewhat conflicting results, will not definitively end the debate.
A vaccine that saved the cattle industry
Dr. Ron Clarke
Blackleg, a disease of many ruminants, is universal. It is most commonly seen in sheep, cattle and goats. Outbreaks have been reported in farmed bison and deer. The acute nature of the disease makes successful treatment difficult.
Why should your business support the local 4-H Livestock Auction?
Natalie Nicole Harris
Why support 4-H? Before you read this please know it is coming from my point of view as a past 10 year 4-H member, current 4-H volunteer and parent of a current 4-H’er! My thoughts are based off my experience and love for this organization! As a successful business woman I have supported and purchased many animals on behalf of my employers in the past.