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News Update

November 15, 2016

National Angus Tour
Explores Indiana Agriculture

Before the official opening of the third annual Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., more than 200 producers and members of the American Angus Association attended this year’s National Angus Tour. The tour, sponsored by Merck Animal Health and Zoetis, took participants on an adventure exploring Indiana agriculture. Tour participants enjoyed stops at Willer Time Ridge Angus, Stewart Select Angus, the Hoosier Gym and Coverdale Angus.

Attendees boarded buses bound first for Willer Timber Ridge Angus at Greencastle. There, guests were treated to coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls by the Willer family before browsing pens of cattle on display from guest vendors.

Cattle were displayed at each of the three stops to showcase the area’s prime Angus production. Guest vendors included GHG Angus, Wilson Cattle Co., Grubbs Angus, Horstman Cattle Co., Double R Bar Angus, Linz Heritage Angus, Les Craft Angus, Newman Angus, BCH, Bar-Water Angus, Carr Angus, Wilson Angus, Sherman Angus, Gerber Land & Cattle, and Sankey Angus.

Continue reading in the Angus Media article online.

Impact of Trump Election on Food & Ag Sector

The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States has the food and agriculture sector awaiting clarification on his policies and positions. The Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group has authored a report on the possible implications of the election.

“Republican-controlled executive and legislative branches could mean swift action when the new administration takes office,” notes Pablo Sherwell, Rabobank head of Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, North America. “Our analysts and others around the world are keeping a close eye on trade, labor, the upcoming Farm Bill and regulations impacting production agriculture, as these areas are where potential policy changes could have longer-term implications on the industry as a whole.”

While President-elect Trump’s policies are yet to be clearly defined, his statements during the campaign suggest drastic changes from current policy could be on the horizon. Acknowledging that any change, and the subsequent impact, is uncertain, Rabobank analysts dissect key areas to watch, both short and long-term.

Continue reading in the Rabobank news release online.

Antibiotics are critical tools for control of diseases in livestock. Antibiotic resistance threatens the use of antibiotics in livestock for two important reasons. If resistance develops, the antibiotic may not be effective in treating the disease. Increased antibiotic resistance could lead to policies limiting access to antibiotics for use in livestock.

The website, at also includes links to sites that provide an overview of antibiotic resistance, mechanisms, the current knowledge about resistance in livestock production, the USDA and Food and Drug Administration action plans concerning resistance, and news feeds with the latest information on the topic.

For more information, view the K-State news release online.

Friends of The California State Fair Offer Scholarships

Friends of the California State Fair will begin accepting scholarship applications Nov. 15, for the 2017-2018 academic school year. The application is available at Scholarships will be awarded in the following areas: academic achievement, agriculture, business, the arts, culinary/hospitality/event planning, fair industry, international agricultural trade, state fair past exhibitor/student assistant, viticulture/enology, teacher preparation, and trade school.

This program seeks to motivate well-rounded and high academic achievers that will be enrolled in a four-year accredited college/university, community college or trade school program in the state of California for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications are due Thursday, March 2, 2017.

The Friends of the Fair Scholarship Program was initiated in 1993 and is a collaborative project of the California State Fair, the California Agricultural Advisory Council, the State Fair Gala Committee and the Friends of the California State Fair.

For more information, view the news release online.

55th Blackland Income Growth Conference

A 2017 cattle market outlook will be one of the featured topics at the 55th Blackland Income Growth Conference set for Dec. 13 at the at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. in Waco, Texas.

The conference is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Waco Chamber of Commerce. Jason Johnson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist, Stephenville, will share both short- and long-term forecasts for beef cattle prices and trends going into 2017.

Agricultural Sustainability in a Challenging Marketplace will be the keynote luncheon theme by Julie Borlaug, associate director of external relations at the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The Mid-Texas Farm and Ranch show will be hosted in conjunction with the conferenceand will showcase the latest in farm and ranch equipment, seed, chemicals and ag-related services and technologies.

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.



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