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Stewardship of new technologies embraced by U.S. meat industry

For the past several months, a diverse group of representatives from technology companies and the U.S. beef, pork and lamb industries has tackled a critical question related to global access for U.S. meat: What steps can the meat industry take to ensure that the introduction of new production and processing technologies does not interrupt trade? FULL STORY »

Texas A&M reports new information about land conversion in Texas

Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation in Texas, according to Dr. Roel Lopez, director of the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. FULL STORY »

BRD Management Solutions can keep cattle healthy and costs down Play video

What’s a surefire way to help keep stocker calves on feed and shipping to feedlots on time? For a stocker operator from Verden, Oklahoma, it’s about controlling bovine respiratory disease (BRD) as soon as the cattle arrive. FULL STORY »

Florida receives $1 million energy conservation grant

The USDA has awarded the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services a $1 million grant for conservation innovation. FULL STORY »

EPA, American Farm Bureau Federation disagree on water rule

Recent statements by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the latest Clean Water Act rulemaking violate basic open-government requirements, a group of 63 business and agriculture organizations told the EPA and Congress. FULL STORY »

My Beef Checkoff: September beef edition

The Beef Checkoff did big things in September, including helping ranchers earn their Masters of Beef Advocacy diploma and launching a revamped website. FULL STORY »

Cause of California drought linked to climate change

The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change, researchers report. FULL STORY »

Society for Range Management annual Texas meeting set for Oct.7-9

Educational field tours, international talks, a Rancher’s Workshop and social networking are all adding up to make the 65th Annual Texas Section, Society for Range Management’s annual meeting Oct. 7-9 at Marfa and Alpine a huge success, said the professional organization’s president. FULL STORY »

Blasingame Chair: Reviewing the past and looking to the future

Daryll Ray, the holder of the Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy and co-author of this column, will retire from the University of Tennessee early in 2015. FULL STORY »

Ag markets ended Tuesday mostly lower

The stocks report weighed on corn futures Tuesday. The quarterly Grain Stocks report stated September 1 U.S. corn stockpiles at 1.236 million bushels, which modestly exceeded industry expectations. FULL STORY »

Beef Marketing Group created to help producers sell cattle

In the 1980s, Lee Borck noticed a problem: Feedyards in central Kansas were getting fifty cents a hundredweight less for their cattle than western Kansas feedyards. FULL STORY »

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