Archive for September 2019

USDA Invests in Community Facilities Improvements for 3.3 Million Rural Americans in 23 States

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $139 million in 56 projects (PDF, 189 KB) to improve community facilities and provide essential services for 3.3 million rural residents in 23 states. “Modern, accessible and reliable community infrastructure,…

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Trade War to Target Europe Next?

About the Presenter Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions. View more reports…

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Lawsuit Filed Over BLM Grazing Plan

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court by the Western Watersheds Project claims the Interior Department is unlawfully withholding information from the public about a grazing initiative announced in 2017. The suit alleges the grazing program in six western states could be harming habitat and endangered species.  “This is the latest example of the…

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Post-Mortem of a Steer Calf on Feed

Fig. 2. The lung cross-section image shows consolidation with fibrin in interlobular septae. These images depict a steer calf that had been on feed for 20 days, at which time it was found dead in the pen. Can you guess what happened to this steer? This case continues our Post-Mortem Series, in partnership with Feedlot Health…

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Equities: Tell-Tale Signs of an Aging Bull Market

Figure 1: The Bull Market Began More Than a Decade Ago on March 9, 2009. Fortunately, there is no time limit on how long markets can keep rising, and just because the bull market is ten-and-a-half-years old doesn’t mean its anywhere near its end (although it might be).  But there are several warning signs that…

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All-in Cattle Feeding

They were raising children with diverse skillsets and diverging dreams. Veteran cattle feeders Norm and Sharon Timmerman, of McCook, Neb., encouraged their children to follow their own passions, and they did. After college, Jason started with Timmerman Feeding near Omaha, while CPA Kristin ran her own accounting firm and Ryan pursued a degree in business…

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BLM Recognizes Individuals and Organizations at PLC Annual Meeting

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 2019 Rangeland and Sagebrush Steppe Stewardship Awards were presented Thursday during the Public Lands Council (PLC) Annual Meeting in Great Falls, Montana. The awards recognize the effort of individuals and organizations who are dedicated to improving the health and productivity of public rangelands. Recipients of the 2019 Rangeland Stewardship…

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Morton Named Red Angus Breeder Of The Year

The Red Angus Association of America recognized Bob and Julie Morton, Three Forks, MT, with the Breeder of the Year Award.  The award was presented in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sept. 13, 2019, during the 66th annual National Red Angus Convention. The Breeder of the Year Award is presented to members who maintain an excellent standard…

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Livestock Industry Topic on Capitol Hill During Hearing

Trade with China is also a topic on Capitol Hill. The Senate Ag Committee holding a hearing on the state of the livestock industry. It was a hearing from representatives throughout the livestock sector. They talked about prices, trade, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Mandatory Price Reporting. Conservation and antibiotics were topics as well.…

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The Evolution of Metaphylaxis

Cattle feeders first began using mass treatments for newly arrived calves back in the 1970s, as a means of controlling outbreaks of respiratory disease or “shipping fever.” Since then, procedures have evolved with the availability of more effective antibiotics, more regulation of veterinary medications and greater emphasis on food safety, antibiotic residues and prevention of…

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