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May 2017

Rural America Rises: Tempered by Fire
Tested by the largest range fire in Kansas history, ranchers find strength in the support of their fellow man.

Land Health Part 1: Understanding Soil Health
Soil health specialist explains the five factors essential for healthy soil.

Land Health Part 2: Soil Health Practices For Profit
Soil health specialist and cattle producer shares the management strategies he believes contribute most to conservation and cash flow.

Adaptive Management
Plan for drought while it’s still raining.

A Case for Composting Livestock Mortalities
Composting offers commonsense option of disposing of dead stock.

Green Garden of Memories
Friends salute 2017 Kansas Stockman of the Year Richard Janssen and family.

The Right Sort
Massar Ranch rides herd on uniformity to court repeat buyers and build an Angus reputation.

Time for Prime
Part 1: Prime is both profitable and possible.

Rural ‘Change-maker’
Nebraska native Brent Comstock offers encouragement to rural youth and communities.

First Talon Intern, Host Named
Jessica Janssen, Fowler, Ind., will intern with Maher Angus Ranch, Morristown, S.D.

Finding Balance
Seedstock operation produces quality bulls by maintaining excellent females.

No Nonsense in the Rockies
Colorado cattleman and family focus on females.

Efforts to Promote Beef Nutrition and Health Benefits Reviewed
Preparation for 2020 Dietary Guidelines process is under way.

Satisfaction in Beef Checkoff Slips
Cattlemen’s Beef Board Executive Committee reviews survey results revealing producer attitudes toward the beef checkoff.

State Beef Councils Pursue Efforts To Promote Beef’s Image
Digital efforts concentrate on protecting beef’s image and engaging beef advocates.

Beef Sustainability Metrics Taking Shape
Six high-priority indicators to measure sustainability by sector have been identified by the multi-stakeholder members of USRSB.

Working With the BLM
BLM employee updates ranchers on range developments and how to improve relationships with the BLM.

2017 National Junior Angus Show: Winning with the Angus Team
An annual Angus tradition, the NJAS takes place July 9-15 in Des Moines, Iowa.