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Schmidt opposes EPA proposal

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined 10 other state attorneys general and six governors in signing a letter formally objecting to the waters of the U.S. rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The letter suggested the proposed rule would place virtually every river, creek, stream, along with vast amounts of neighboring lands, under the agency’s Clean Water Act jurisdiction. Many of the these features, according to the state attorneys general and governors, are dry the vast majority of the time and already are in use by farmers, ranchers, developers and homeowners. FULL STORY »

Oklahoma October rain = wheat pasture = stocker demand

The formula is pretty simple. Winter wheat planting in Oklahoma this fall is ahead of normal pace and the best in several years. All that is lacking in many cases is a rain to get the wheat up or connect surface moisture with subsoil moisture and keep the wheat growing. FULL STORY »

A steady pace of cellulosic ethanol research

At the Agricultural Research Service’s Bioenergy Research Unit in Peoria, Illinois, field work and bench investigations keep ARS scientists on the scientific front lines of converting biomass into cellulosic ethanol. FULL STORY »

Make time to body condition score cows

The old tractor still runs, but because the fuel gauge is busted, you have to keep checking to make sure it has enough fuel to continue working. And whether you realize it or not, your cows function similarly to that old tractor. FULL STORY »

Taking action against coccidiosis

Coast to coast, every cattle operation is managed differently. However, every cattle operation has at least one thing in common – it’s infection with coccidia, the protozoa bug that can cause coccidiosis to rip through a calf crop. FULL STORY »

Using genetic information to improve feedlot profitability

Could the use of genetic marker panels help improve profitability at the feedlot? That was a question considered in a recent study published by researchers at Oklahoma State University. FULL STORY »

Six rules aid auto/tractor safety

With the boundaries of rural and urban America blending more and more every day, it is important for all motorists to be aware and cautious of farm equipment on the roads. According to the National Safety Council, approximately one-third of fatal tractor accidents occur on public roads. FULL STORY »

Prussic acid poisoning is a concern after a light frost

It was discovered in the early 1900s that under certain conditions sorghums are capable of releasing hydrocyanic acid or commonly called prussic acid. Prussic acid when ingested by cattle, is quickly absorbed into the blood stream, and blocks the animal's cells from utilizing oxygen. FULL STORY »

Beef cow culling: An opportunity

Is your herd on the natural culling cycle (i.e. animals dying of old age)? Is that old beef cow a “hard keeper” over winter and you just cannot keep weight on her? FULL STORY »

Bacon cheeseburgers costing just a bit more

Shoppers are paying slightly more for food at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2014. Higher retail prices for beef and pork products such as ground chuck and bacon, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. FULL STORY »

USDA expands access to credit for beginning and family farmers

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. FULL STORY »

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