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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Thursday, October 10,
Files Suit Against EPA Ethanol Requirements; RFA
Chairman Calls Suit
The American Petroleum
Institute (API) filed a federal lawsuit
challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's
Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements
Ng, API vice president and general
counsel, said that the EPA's unrealistic ethanol
mandates for 2013 are bad public policy. He said
the EPA issued this year's requirements nine
months late and mandated that refiners use
significantly more cellulosic ethanol than is
available in the marketplace.
2013 mandates are an example of why EPA can't be
relied upon to implement the RFS effectively and
in the interest of consumers', Ng said.
'Ultimately, Congress must fully repeal this
unworkable and costly mandate'.
requirements were issued in August of 2013 when
the statutory deadline was November 2012. Ng
said that the EPA has ordered refiners to blend
four million gallons of cellulosic ethanol despite
the fact that there have only been 142,000 gallons
produced so far.
Dinneen, President and CEO of the
Renewable Fuels Association said, "This is
another frivolous effort by API to abuse the court
system in their slavish effort to repeal a public
policy that is working for farmers, gasoline
marketers, and consumers"
can read more of Bob Dinneen's comments by clicking here.
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Seeks to Get Farm Bill Back on Track Despite
2013 farm bill is still in limbo in Washington,
D.C., and it is leaving livestock producers in
South Dakota in limbo as well. An early blizzard
has left tens of thousands of cattle dead and the
lack of a farm bill has left producers without the
livestock disaster assistance safety net.
Kristina Butts, executive
director of legislative affairs for the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association, says that not only
are South Dakota beef producers trying to pick up
the pieces without government assistance, so are
ranchers hit hard by drought and wildfires in many
areas of the country.
portions of the federal government shut down due
to an impasse in Congress, Butts says she and her
colleagues are still working to get a farm bill
back on track on Capitol Hill.
thing that NCBA continues to talk about and
continues to support even today and this week on
Capitol Hill is that we need to get a five-year
farm bill done. Even though the government is shut
down, we're still pressing those conversations on
Capitol Hill. We're hearing that the House should
be appointing their conferees this week so that
actually start moving the farm bill conversation
in a positive direction for America's cattle
farmers and ranchers."
joins me on the latest Beef Buzz. Click here to listen or to read
more of this story.
to know the OSU Wheat Variety Testing
State University Extension Wheat Specialist
Jeff Edwards writes in his latest
World of Wheat blog:
It occurred to me
the other day that although I have publicized the
forage, grain, and quality results from the OSU
Wheat Variety Testing Program, I have never really
given much effort to publicizing the day to day
activities required to produce these results. So,
over the next year I hope to write a few blogs to
provide a little more insight into the workings of
Our program will have
replicated trials at 23 sites in 2013/2014. These
sites cover the state from Afton to Altus and
McLoud to Keyes and some sites (e.g. Apache,
Lahoma, Chickasha, Goodwell) have multiple trials.
The location of trials are decided upon by
throwing darts at a map (just kidding). We pick
trial locations according to many factors
including: visibility, uniformity, production
history, local support, and cooperator
involvement. Some locations (e.g. Lamont) have
been in the system from the start, and others
(e.g. McLoud) are fairly new additions. Given the
miles between locations and a finite number of
planting and harvest days, 23 locations is about
the maximum we can handle and still complete
operations in a timely fashion.
to the small, replicated plots we organize and
distribute ten-pound demonstration bags for County
Educators. We typically have about 40 sets of 15
varieties for these ten pound "demo sets".
Click here to read more from Jeff
AgroSciences Wins Second Case Over Bayer
CropScience Involving Enlist™
AgroSciences LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The
Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has won a second
lawsuit involving its Enlist technology. In a
28-page decision issued Monday, the federal court
ruled that Dow AgroSciences has the right to sell
Enlist E3™ soybean seed and that Bayer's lawsuit
seeking to prevent Dow AgroSciences from doing so
must, therefore, be dismissed. In reaching its
decision, the Court indicated that it was unable
to find objective evidence supporting Bayer's
The lawsuit, initially filed in
January 2012 by Bayer CropScience AG, alleged that
Dow AgroSciences' intention to sell Enlist E3
soybean seed infringed several of its glyphosate
tolerance patents. Yesterday's decision comes just
five weeks after the Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit affirmed Dow's summary judgment
win over Bayer in the first case initiated by
Bayer involving Dow's Enlist 2,4-D tolerance
You can read more by clicking here.
Selk Talks About Interval Feeding of Protein
Supplement to Cows on Range
Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus
Extension Animal Scientist, writes in the latest
beef cows grazing low quality warm season pastures
in late summer, fall, and early winter are usually
supplemented with high protein supplements. It
would be desirable to feed the supplement at less
frequent intervals (than daily) to reduce labor,
equipment, and gasoline costs. A study done at OSU
in the 1990's has indicated that cows fed the same
amount of total 40% crude protein supplement
either 3 or 6 days per week perform similarly.
Interestingly enough, similar research was
reported almost 40 years ago with similar results.
Below in Table 1 are the key results of this
experiment. Cows were fed 21 pounds of protein
cubes per week from November 17 until March 9.
From March 10 to April 22, cows were fed 28 pounds
of supplement per week and only 17.5 pounds per
week from April 23 to May 15. Cows were provided
free choice grass hay when snow or ice covered the
standing forage, or when the temperature was less
than 40 degrees and raining or was less than 25
degrees at noon. Cows were exposed to bulls for 75
days beginning May 17 and palpated for pregnancy
90 days after the breeding season. In this trial,
the cattle performance was virtually identical and
was not affected by the interval at which the cows
were fed the protein supplement.
Click here to read more of Glenn
Issues Highlight Next Profiles and Perspectives
United States has issues with food, and Dr.
Jayson Lusk knows how to solve
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, Lusk,
professor, researcher and author, will present
"The Future of Food" as part of the Noble
Foundation's 2013-2014 Profiles and Perspectives
Community Enrichment Series. Sponsored by the
Noble Foundation, each Profiles and Perspectives
event is free of charge and open to the public.
All programs begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the
Ardmore Convention Center.
discuss America's national "eating disorder" and
the role of food technology in the future. He is
one of the most cited food and agricultural
economists of the past decade. His research
focuses primarily on predicting and understanding
consumer behavior as it relates to food.
Click here to read more of this
N That: How to Help South Dakota Cattlemen, Farm
Bill Conferees and the Congrats to the OSU
Livestock Judging Team
South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, South Dakota
Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep
Growers Association have joined together and
established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund
Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community
Foundation to provide support and relief
assistance to those in the agriculture industry
impacted by the blizzard of Oct.
The fund will be administered by
the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, the
South Dakota Cattlemen's Association and the South
Dakota Sheep Growers Association for the direct
benefit of the livestock producers impacted by
this devastating blizzard.
Click here to donate online.
Donors can also mail checks to Black Hills
Community Area Foundation/SD Rancher Relief Fund
made out to the "Rancher Relief Fund." The mailing
address is PO Box 231, Rapid City,
have heard from more than one direction this week
that before the week is out- we could have House
Farm Bill Conferees.
on calls we have made and things we have read and
the magic eight ball that I can shake and get
answers from- "The future is uncertain."
John Boehner may know- but he's
tuned- we will get shaking our magic eight
the latest word on the OSU Livestock
Judging team is a good one- The Oklahoma
State University Livestock Judging Team finished a
successful day at the Tulsa State Fair this past
Saturday by fielding both the 1st and 3rd place
teams, The Cowboys had four students finish in the
top ten overall division and were the high team in
the Reasons, Beef, Sheep and Swine
Brock Herren capped off a
winning day by being named the contests high
individual. Meanwhile, Maverick
Squires, Morgan Hallock
and Dalton Newell finished as the
4th, 8th and 10th overall individuals,
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