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Avian Flu Confirmed in Washington State

More than 200,000 domestic birds are infected with a strain of the avian flu in British Columbia. Two cases of a different strain of avian flu have been confirmed in Northwest Washington’s Whatcom County however, these affected birds were wild fowl.

 
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Double-Digit-Gains-in-Wednesday-s-Wheat-Markets Double Digit Gains in Wednesday’s Wheat Markets

It was a very strong day for the wheat futures with double digits gains and another day of red ink in that fats and feeder cattle futures.

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.

Safety-Program-Critical-Piece-to-Any-Operation Safety Program Critical Piece to Any Operation

Any ag operation regardless of commodity grown or number of employees needs a safety plan.

Making-Long-Term-Decisions-with-Today-s-Profits Making Long Term Decisions with Today’s Profits

As anyone in the ranching business knows, cattle prices have never been higher. What are you doing with your record profits?

 

Video Content

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