Cattle Industry Convention & DNR Lease Auctions
I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.
It's that time of year again when ag related conventions are happening somewhere around the state on an almost weekly basis. One of these is the 88th Annual Washington Cattlemen's and Washington Cattlewomen's Associations Convention and Trade Show at the Red Lion in Pasco November 13 through the 16th. Washington Cattlemen's Association Executive Vice President Jack Field says this is a "not to miss" event for cattlemen.
FIELD: We're going to have 3 1/2 days of great information and education, and we'll have the Zoetis Cattlemen's College. We'll be talking about genetics, and we'll also have a discussion on anti-infectives and antibiotics and a discussion about the proper and prudent use of products. We're going to have discussions on the Department of Ecology's non-point water quality inspection process, as well as possible outcomes, be discussing a variety of issues that pertain to WSU's agricultural research and extension. And we're going to have a chance to have a good discussion with the Department of Agriculture - the acting State Veterinarian, Dr. Paul Kohrs, will present and talk about the WSDA's roadmap on animal disease traceability. And the endangered species act from the Pacific Legal Foundation.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will conduct two lease auctions November 5th and November 13th at the DNR's Southeast Region Office in Ellensburg for lands in the desirable Wahluke Slope area east of Mattawa in Grant County, which has an American Viticultural Area designation, and irrigated crop lands in the area are highly desirable for production of wine grapes, orchard, and row crops. For more information visit the DNR's website at dnr.wa.gov.
That's Washington Ag Today.
I'm Lacy Gray on the Ag Information Network.