Livestock Spotlights Use of Grazing to Prevent Wildfires

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how grazing on public lands helps to mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The campaign will be centered around a new website, GrazingPreventsWildfires.com, and will run through May. “Coming off the wet winter we had …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Conservation, Grazing, Land, Livestock, NCBA, PLC

New Forage Seed Mixture Benefits Bees & Livestock

Jamie Johansen

In response to America’s urgent needs to protect pollinators and to support sustainable livestock farming, Grassland Oregon, a leading seed research and development company, has introduced a new seed mixture called Pastures for Pollinators. Proceeds from the sales of Pastures for Pollinators will be donated to further sustainable agriculture research programs. “We have put together a great formula with a …

Agribusiness, Audio, bees, environment, Feed, Grazing, Livestock, Research, sustainability

USDA Authorizes Emergency CRP Grazing After Wildfires

Jamie Johansen

The USDA, acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, has authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas who were most heavily impacted by wildfires in March. USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young issued a memorandum authorizing the emergency grazing of cattle by ranchers, who are facing the …

Ag Group, Audio, Grazing, Livestock, usda

Sage Grouse Management Based on Inaccurate Science

Jamie Johansen

One year after the announcement by the Department of Interior that a listing under the Endangered Species Act was not warranted for the greater sage grouse and the implementation of restrictive resource management plans for the species, the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association submitted a report to the agencies citing concerns with the methodology used. Ethan Lane, …

Ag Group, Cattle, Conservation, Grazing, Land, Livestock, NCBA, Public Lands Council

1st Aerial Imaging Designed For Rangeland

Jamie Johansen

TerrAvion has launched the first aerial imaging solution specifically designed for rangeland. The service provides current images and data that help cattle ranchers spot early-warning signs on invasive species, plant/vegetation health issues, irrigation problems, overgrazed areas and the like – so they can take action before emerging problems become big ones. Every week, TerrAvion takes hundreds of low-altitude flights to …

Aerial, Agribusiness, Grazing, Land, Precision, Ranches, Rangeland, Technology

House Holds Hearing on Wild Horse & Burro Program

Jamie Johansen

Nevada State Veterinarian and fourth generation cattleman, J.J. Goicoechea, testified on behalf of the Public Lands Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Nevada Cattlemen’s Association during the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands hearing on the challenges and potential solutions for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. For over 40 years, the BLM’s …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Conservation, environment, Government, Grazing, Horses, Livestock, NCBA, PLC

The Building Blocks for Better Beef Production

Lizzy Schultz

This year at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, attendees had access to a variety of special sessions that highlighted some of the global opportunities currently breaking new ground in different sectors of agriculture production. Dan Dhuyvetter, Director of Marketing, Research and Development, and Nutrition Services for block supplement manufacturer Ridley Block Operations spoke during the special session on the beef …

Ag Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio, Beef, Grazing, Health, Supplements

Colorado Rancher Testifies Before House Committee

Lizzy Schultz

This week, fourth generation rancher Robbie LeValley, of Western Colorado, testified before the House Natural Resources Committee on the potential consequences of the Administration’s critical habitat policy. LeValley’s meeting with the House comes in response to a rule recently finalized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that intends to change the regulations for designating critical habitat. While the Service …

Ag Group, Cattle, Conservation, Grazing, Land, NCBA, Policy

Cattle Raisers Convention Right Around the Corner

Jamie Johansen

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) 139th Cattle Raisers Convention is set for April 8-10 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The annual event will offer multiple School for Successful Ranching sessions for ranchers and anyone interested in learning more about the industry. Twenty-eight sessions will provide practical insights on topics from range management, animal health, nutrition, lease …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Grazing

Alfalfa U Producer Workshops

Jamie Johansen

New Holland has teamed up with High Plains Journal and Alforex Seeds to sponsor three Alfalfa U events in three different states in February. The education seminars will provide alfalfa producers information to improve quality without sacrificing yield. Giving them the harvest the best possible crop, as efficiently as possible. The first event will take place Feb. 2, 2016 at …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Feed, Forage, Grazing, New Holland