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by WLJ
2015 March 20
Focusing on the organic and natural beef share of the total beef dollar, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board reported that natural and organic beef had 6.3 percent share for the fourth quarter of 2014 with conventional beef market share at 93.7 percent.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
Agriculture is essential to everyday life. America’s farmers and ranchers share a commitment to protecting the land and meeting the demands of a growing population. They are up before the sun, day in and day out, to put food on the table for the nation.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
These growth-promoting hormones are generally administered to cattle in the form of small pellets termed ‘implants,’ placed under the skin in the animal’s ear. The boost in growth rate created by hormone implants allows for cattle to be finished earlier, thereby requiring less time on feed and fewer resources per pound of meat.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
For more than over 70 years, the event has been the West’s most prestigious western lifestyle event attracting thousands of participants and fans from throughout the West for livestock and horse shows, as well as rodeo action. New for 2015 is the Grand National Ranch Rodeo, which will be held Oct.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
What makes the story more remarkable is the mother is a crossbreed of Jersey and Holstein and the three calves definitely are examples of that. One has the look of a brown Jersey cow, another looks like a Holstein and the third looks like a crossbreed, but all are crossbreeds.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
Senior Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials joined Wyoming Governor Matt Mead last week in announcing the launch of the nation’s first conservation bank for greater sage-grouse. The bank will manage a vast expanse of central Wyoming for sage-grouse, mule deer and other wildlife, allowing energy development and other economic activities to proceed on lands elsewhere in the state.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
Last week, members of Ada County Association of Realtors in Idaho selected John Knipe, President of Knipe Land Company, as 2015 Realtor of the Year. The award is the highest award and honor that a realtor may achieve from a Realtor Association.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized.
2015 March 20
Yet, cutting the premium subsidies for the largest farmers also doesn’t appear to generate significant savings for the crop insurance program. If premium subsides had been cut by 15 percentage points for the largest farmers from 2009- 13, the federal government would have saved about $70 million over those five years, or about $14 million a year.
2015 March 20
Some events in one’s life become stories because they have an impact on the future. These stories are used to teach and add wisdom to current conversations. Sometimes the discussion may stray, but if the facts are true, the story continues to add wisdom.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
As a fifth-generation cattle producer, I pay the dollarper-head Beef Checkoff assessment every time I sell an animal, and I am confident that those dollars are invested as effectively and efficiently as possible.


2015 March 20
Some events in one’s life become stories because they have an impact on the future. These stories are used to teach and add wisdom to current conversations. Sometimes the discussion may stray, but if the facts are true, the story continues to add wisdom.
by WLJ
2015 March 20
As a fifth-generation cattle producer, I pay the dollarper-head Beef Checkoff assessment every time I sell an animal, and I am confident that those dollars are invested as effectively and efficiently as possible.
2015 March 16
The cash live trade held off to later in the week last week as packers held out hope for the possibility of lower fed cattle prices. By Thursday afternoon, they were to be disappointed. Over 10,400 head of cattle were confirmed sold at $162.50 live and $258- 260 dressed, steady to slightly higher for both live and dressed compared to the prior week.
2015 March 16
The cash live trade held off to later in the week last week as packers held out hope for the possibility of lower fed cattle prices. By Thursday afternoon, they were to be disappointed. Over 10,400 head of cattle were confirmed sold at $162.50 live and $258- 260 dressed, steady to slightly higher for both live and dressed compared to the prior week.
2015 March 16
Sheep producers and others involved in agriculture are urged to contact their congressional representatives and senators and ask them to support the current U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation for special procedures of the H-2A workers.
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