The United States lodged an appeal on Friday to challenge a World Trade Organization ruling that said it had failed to bring its meat labeling laws into line with global trade rules. Canada and Mexico won a WTO ruling 3 years ago that said the U.S. rules illegally discriminated against imported meat. The United States […]
Dr. Kent Brantly donated a gallon or more of his own blood serum to help treat other patients with Ebola. Now, researchers say they’ve used genetically engineered cattle to do something similar. Serum from the cattle has been used to treat hantavirus — a rare but highly deadly virus that causes regular outbreaks, including one that killed three […]
In the Dec. 1 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Derrell Peel talks meeting 2015 beef demand and Glenn Selk discusses planning now for spring colostrum needs.
The knowledgeable staff with Cattle Raisers Insurance is here to answer any questions you have about the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period, changing your current plan or getting a quote for family or ranch coverage. For more information about your health insurance options, contact Michele Woodham at firstname.lastname@example.org; Tina Finicum at email@example.com; Julissa Chubbs at […]
Texas crop, weather, for Nov. 25, 2014
Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Much of the state got excellent rains over the weekend, and if they have winter wheat out or winter pastures, that rainfall will go a long way toward taking those crops through the winter,” said Dr. Travis Miller, interim associate director for AgriLife Extension state operation, College Station. “These rains are very beneficial in recharging moisture in soil profiles and providing water for stock tanks and other surface water supplies.
TSCRA First Vice President Richard Thorpe and Director Arthur Uhl had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Rep.-elect Will Hurd, Texas- Dist. 23, Tuesday, to discuss issues important to cattle raisers and landowners. After Hurd takes office in January 2015, he will represent a 29-county area stretching from San Antonio to El Paso and south […]
The White House on Monday appeared to throw cold water on an emerging deal in Congress on extending tax breaks, saying reports were “not promising.” Read more at The Hill…