Court action ahead of new WOTUS rule

May 9, 2018

Though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) may soon release a new proposed clean water rule, two separate lawsuits in New York are seeking to derail the agencies’ move.

During the first week of May, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told a House committee the agency is nearing completion of a new rule to replace the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. (full article)


Wild Horse Issue Headed Toward Tipping Point for Rangeland

March 21, 2018

Amy Schutte March 21 2018. More than 72,000 wild horses roam through the Western states on land that experts say can no longer sustain their basic needs. These horse herds double in size every four or five years at a growth rate of approximately 20 percent a year and have reached a capacity that far succeeds what the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) dubs the appropriate management level (AML) (full Article)

Meet Allan Savory, the Pioneer of Regenerative Agriculture

March 8, 2018

Barry Estabrook,  3/8/2018

Despite the historic drought, Springs Ranch was now producing 40% more forage than before Spencer and Abbey took charge—allowing them to increase their cattle numbers from 150 to 230, about four times as many per acre as nearby ranches keep on similar land.  (full article)

Cattle Calculator Helps You Schedule Reproduction, Track Performance and MORE!

February 5, 2018

By   /  February 5, 2018 .  In livestock production, we live with the consequences of yesterdays decisions today, sometimes from choices made months if not years in the past. The Cattle Calculator app by Mississippi State University Extension puts multiple key tools in a producer’s hands, such as a breeding season scheduler, average daily gain and required gain calculators, and a dosage calculator, just to name a few. (full Article)