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ISSUE DATE: 02/08/2010

This trich is no treat

By Doug Rich

Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas are the latest states to publish regulations dealing with trichomoniasis or "trich" as it is commonly called. That leaves Kansas as the only western state with no trichomoniasis regulations on the books, at least for now.

Bovine trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by long-lasting protozoan parasites that live in the penile crypts of bulls and the reproductive tract of infected cows. Bulls are the long-term carrier of the protozoan parasite, show no signs of infection or visible lesions and can shed the organism indefinitely. The majority of infected cows will clear the infection if given 120 to 150 days of sexual rest.

There is no way to tell if a herd is free of the infection until it is tested. There is no treatment for trichomoniasis infection.


NEWS

$234.5 million allocated for promotion of American food, agricultural exports
AFBF preresponds to State of the Union Address
AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers take top honors¬ ¬ 
Agricultural scientists help train National Guard Ag Development Team members
Agritourism business course offered to South Dakota ranchers
Baugh receives Superior Service award from AgriLife Extension Service
Bennet applauds USDA appointments to FSA State Committee
Bennet, Udall, Salazar applaud USDA purchase of surplus potatoes
Colorado Agriculture Big and Small Conference Feb. 24 to 27
Farmers should make a skin check a priority
Former Secretary of Ag Schafer to speak at ISU Feb. 9
Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture to look at research initiatives
Grants awarded for Colorado renewable energy projects
Gridiron great Terry Bradshaw says 'go for it' in life
Helpful yeast battles food-contaminating aflatoxin
Horner challenges climate change data
House File 2030 highlights need to protect property tax payers
Jacquelyn Behrens is named to AgriLife Extension McCulloch County post
K-State associate dean of ag discusses changes, trends in educating students
Marketing plan seminar scheduled Feb. 8 to 9 in Amarillo
More than $209 million invested in rural Nebraska
NASS releases new Geospatial Data Gateway
Nebraska ag businesses get hand with state grants
Nebraska farmers use Twitter, other social media tools to advocate for ag
New Mexico bill first step toward carbon storage
New shrimp-farming method could revitalize the U.S. industry
Now available online: Red Carpet Service
Organizational meeting of Colorado Agri-Women Jan. 22
Peterson honored with Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence
Roger Beachy to deliver speech at USDA's 2010 Agricultural Outlook Forum
Rural Nebraska business programs to get $325,000
Stallman to ag critics: Circumstances have changed
Staples calls on Texas ag community to help Haiti
Students offered opportunity to experience global ag
Tarleton State renames ag college, restructures programs
Texas A&M bioenvironmental sciences degree ranked second largest in U.S.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service names new Lampasas County agent
Two Kansas projects selected for ARRA funds
U.S. ag companies to look for M&A opportunities in adjacent sectors
U.S. tells Afghans to grow grapes not opium poppy
USDA designates McKinley as primary natural disaster area
USDA farm bill funds will enhance biosecurity in Texas
Vilsack announces food purchases or domestic nutrition programs
Vilsack comments on proposed FY2011 budget
Virus may chauffeur useful "packages" into plants

CROPS

AgriLife Extension sets profitability workshop Feb. 9 in Lubbock
AgriLife Extension silage production seminar set Feb. 3 in Comanche
ASTA promotes native plants and gives back to the community
Biomass turns byproducts into energy
CAWG meets with Colorado congressional delegation
Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition Feb. 23 to 24 in Kearney
Colorado Corn recognizes award winners at annual banquet
Conservation funds available for organic, transitioning producers
Council promotes U.S. grains around the world
Division of Agriculture pegs 2009 crop loss at $397 million
Entomologists bugged by bad advice on fire ant control
Ethanol, South American crop, wheat bounty market factors
Farm Marketing 101 seminar Feb. 4
Herbicide approved for sandbur control
Land Application Training field day Feb. 24 at Scottsbluff
Long debate stalls New Mexico natural resources bill
MU cultivar wine workshops set for Feb. 22, March 1
National Cotton Council seeks congressional action on EPA's greenhouse gas regulation plan
New director at UW's Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station
New online directory targets eastern red cedar owners and processors
NSF grant funds University of Arkansas study of gray leaf spot disease in corn
Organic Farming Conference features 16 OSU presenters
OSU to offer pecan management course
Powell research center hosts confection sunflower growers meeting
Santa Fe County Extension hosts annual Fruit Growers' Workshop
Sharp decline in Ohio wheat seedings for 2010
Sorghum checkoff program releases online research database
Soy groups developing Haiti Soyfoods relief effort
Soybean checkoff chairman honored for leadership
Technology improves canola yields without foreign genes
Weed Management School Jan. 21
Weed-management symposiums slated in Four Corners region
Wheat export promotional dollars go further

LIVESTOCK

2010 Cattle Industry Convention, NCBA Trade Show attract thousands to San Antonio
2010 National Salers Futurity, Optimizer champions announced
2010 youth ambassadors chosen at annual Iowa Pork Congress
58th Annual Beef Bull Performance Test
American National CattleWomen announce CattleWoman of the Year
American National CattleWomen elect Lana Slaten president
Animal treatment laws due for update
Brahman cattle registrations, membership on the rise
CCA legislative briefing, lunch and Stock Show activities planned
Endangered Species Act ruling threatens food production in California
Fremont program promotes producer sustainability
Great Western Feedout call for entries
Hereford female sells for $38,000 to benefit Hereford Youth Foundation
Markey announces USDA grants for agricultural research at CSU
Mid America Stockyards to celebrate 40th anniversary
Missouri sees drop in cattle, sheep
NCBA members elect officers, approve organizational changes, policies for 2010
NCBA: A look into the future of the cattle industry
Oklahoma family chosen for TV show has close ties to cattle industry
Producer receives Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Award
Rancher says someone is shooting his cattle
Scholarships available from the American Shorthorn Association
Simmental People's Choice Power Bull selected
Spring breeding decisions can influence marketing opportunities
Texas beef producer honored with Max Deets Leadership Scholarship
Texas, West Virginia and Virginia tapped as top NCBA affiliates
This trich is no treat

EDITOR

Consider the big picture
New year, old message
Open discourse critical in climate change debate
There is hope
Wheat producer suggests trade-offs in 2012 farm bill

COLUMNS

Animal rights versus animal welfare
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado mails patronage refunds
In other agribusiness news....
Increase the investment
New service aims to stop cattle theft
Pioneer sorghums win 11 of 15 categories in yield contest
Solar energy company coming to Kansas
Your fun is just fixin' to start

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Additional rain, snow help wheat crop
Another severe winter storm hits state
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry winter conditions remain
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Ericson livestock auction report
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Kansas hay trading slow to moderate
Lexington livestock sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
More snow and ice slow grain movement, corn harvest
Most hay moving at steady pace
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock market report
Planning for spring planting under way
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock sales report
Return to normal temps help with feeding
Salina livestock sales report
Snow cover helps protect crops
Snow, ice storms make farm life challenging
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joseph feeder pig auction
St. Onge livestock sales report
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock auction report
Tulia livestock sales report
Watertown cattle sales report
Wheat, corn close lower, beans unable to hold gains
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Rangeland monitoring school Feb. 17 in Bill
Scientist brings knowledge of invasive plants and weeds to 'Avatar'
Texas to sell part of Palo Duro Canyon ranch

FAMILY

AgriLife Extension offering 'Family Issues Summit
Best present for plants: Good soil
Boggus named sole finalist for Texas Forest Service director and state forester
East Texas Spring Landscape and Gardening Conference set Feb. 13
Fairview FFA members named as Oklahoma Youth Expo scholarship finalists
Forestry and wildlife summer camp seeks applications
Get your game on
Heart City Bull Bash set for Feb. 13 in Valentine
If it's Valentine's Day, it's time for onions
Meditation for 2-8-10
Officials caution homeowners on ice damage to trees
Reduce the risk of spreading H1N1 to your pets
Silverdale adds extra pizzazz to its facade
Teaching children to save
Vilsack announces $25 million available in grants for school lunch programs
Woo your valentine with homemade fudge

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