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Positive-Day-in-Cattle-Futures-and-Slightly-Higher-in-Wheat-Markets Positive Day in Cattle Futures and Slightly Higher in Wheat Markets

Corn and wheat had slight to modest gains on buying interest.Cattle had the first positive day in about a week.

Recent-WSU-Wolf-Study-Has-Some-Flaws--Continued Recent WSU Wolf Study Has Some Flaws -Continued

Yesterday I began a conversation with Western Wyoming sheep producer and editor of The Shepherd magazine Cat Urbigkit about a recent Washington State University research paper concerning livestock depredation — the research claims that by killing wolves who kill livestock in the long run would only cause more livestock depredation.

Time-is-Now-to-Consider-Unmanned-Aircraft-Systems Time is Now to Consider Unmanned Aircraft Systems

I had the pleasure of attending the Colorado Ag Classic recently. It was great to meet Colorado producers of wheat, corn, sorghum and sunflowers. One of the many informative speakers that day was Dr. Eric Frew Director of Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles at University of Colorado.

Recent-WSU-Wolf-Study-Has-Some-Flaws Recent WSU Wolf Study Has Some Flaws

Recently Washington State University released a research paper concerning livestock depredation by wolves — stating that by killing wolves who kill livestock in the long run would only cause more livestock depredation. Now this is the exact opposite of what I’ve heard from the livestock ranchers who work day in and day out in areas with a large wolf populations.

Scarce-Resource Scarce Resource

When you think of scarce resources, labor is not usually one of them, but it is.

Winter-Nutrition-Critical-for-Cow-Herd Winter Nutrition Critical for Cow Herd

This is the time of year for ranchers to set the standard for their cows for nutritional well being now before major production cycles begin. We know that cows need protein, energy and minerals.

Port-Labor-Negotiations-Continue- Port Labor Negotiations Continue

This week it is reported that the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union will be holding a coast-wide caucus where the union’s leaders are expected to decide whether to bring the contract terms negotiated to date to a vote of its full membership.

Water-Update-Part-2 Water Update Part 2

More today on how the Wanapum Dam crack affected water users.

 

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Horse Power Still Prevails

Four big Amish horses come to the rescue of this milk truck stuck in the snow in Central Pennsylvania. Watch the mouse running for it's life in front of the horses at 0:23 seconds
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Upcoming Ag Events

12/28 - 11/29, Grazing Planning Workshop by Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management, Armory Building next to the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg, Washington
12/28 - 11/29, Grazing Planning Workshop by Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management, Armory Building next to the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg, Washington
1/5 - 1/7, Far West Agri Business Winter Conference, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID)
1/8 - 1/9, Yakima Ag Expo, SunDome Yakima
1/10 - 1/25, National Western Stock Show, Denver CO
1/11 - 1/14, American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, San Diego CA
1/12 - 1/16, Northwest Food Manufacturing and Packaginmg Expo, Portland OR
1/14 - 1/16, 89th Annual Orchard Pest & Disease Management , Portland Hilton
1/16, Cherry Institute, Yakima Convention Center
1/16, Cherry Institute Annual Meeting, Yakima
1/21, Anhydrous Ammonia Training , Clarkston WA
1/22, Anhydrous Ammonia Training , Pasco WA
1/27 - 1/31, RedBluff Bull Horse and Working Cowdog Sale, Red Bluff CA
1/27 - 1/29, Northwest Ag Show, Portland Expo Center Portland
1/27 - 1/29, Colorado Farm Show, Greely Co
1/28 - 1/30, Apple Crop Protection Research Review, Pasco Red Lion
1/28 - 1/29, Apple Horticulture and Postharvest Research Review, Red Lion Pasco WA
2/3 - 2/5, Spokane Ag Expo, Spokane WA
2/4 - 2/6, NCBA National Convention , San Antonio TX
2/9 - 2/14, AgChem Spill Response Training , Acequia, ID
2/23 - 2/27, AgChem Spill Response Training , Pasco WA
2/26 - 2/28, Commodity Classic , Phoenix AZ
3/6, Snake River Bull Test Sale, Twin Falls Id
4/15, NAMA National Assoc of Farm Broadcasters, Kansas City MO
6/14 - 6/17, Colorado Cattlemen's Protein Producer Summit (Annual Meeting), , Colorado Springs