4/28/2016 8:35:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, People in Ag, Ag Issues, Research, Education
According to the Great Falls Tribune (http://gftrib.com/1Tg9AaA), Yellowstone County Extension Agent Steve Lackman sent an email to Montana State University range scientist Jeff Mosely noting “I have a producer that had three cows die in one night. My producer tells me that the camas is the same height as the grass and they are eating it with the grass. My producer is alarmed and thought I may need to put out a warning to (other) producers.”
Scientists say the plant, which contains a steroidal toxin called Zygacine, is highly toxic in the spring due to warmer weather and moist soils.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Death Camas is a member of the lily family and can be found growing in pastures and fields from Texas to Alaska.
Source: Associated Press
Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS.
New legislation by Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi would give states and local entities more of a say when federal agencies are proposing regulations that could have significant ramifications.
Some pretty lofty goals in the Green New Deal, but what exactly are they proposing and how will they work “collaboratively with farmers and ranchers”?
A bill introduced in the Montana House helps define "cell-cultured proteins."