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by WLJ
2009 July 24
Pete, I greatly appreciate and agree with your comments on the pending legislation that is currently in D.C. Please continue to cover this regularly, as there are a lot of smoke and mirrors coming from the proponents of the legislation that have most folks too confused to decide whether these new regulation and programs are good or bad for the country.
by WLJ
2009 July 24
Rollie Barnard, retired financier and former mayor of Greenwood Village, CO, named Citizen of the West in 1994, died of cancer on July 2. He was 87. A celebration of his life is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m., July 29, at the Denver Zoo.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Fed cattle trade was at a standstill last Thursday with feedlots and packers still priced several dollars apart. Feedlots were asking mostly $84-85 for their showlists and holding firm as a result of the improving August live cattle contract which stood at $85.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
In what could be a devastating blow to production agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed its stance on the use of antibiotics as a means of increasing feed efficiency and boosting growth in animal feeding operations.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
A bill to limit the use of corn and other grains in the production of fuel was introduced last week to the applause of animal producers who have long requested a level playing field for the ethanol industry. The bill, The Affordable Food and Fuel for America Act,.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Wyoming beef producers Spencer Ellis, Lovell, WY, and Judy West, Chugwater, WY, were named to leadership positions at the June 5, 2009, Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) meeting in Gillette, WY. The volunteer leaders will help shape the direction and outline priorities for the investment of Wyomings beef checkoff in fiscal year 2010.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Last week, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA), Montana Public Lands Council, Montana Association of Grazing Districts, and the national Public Lands Council denounced an effort by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to buy out ranchers grazing leases on the Charles M.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
U.S. beef and pork exports got a boost last week from Costa Rica and St. Lucia, according to USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service. Costa Rica last Monday expanded its import protocol to accept bone-in U.S. beef along with boneless beef, further processed product, and offal such as beef tongues, kidneys, livers and hearts.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Managing animals time on pasture can increase the stocking rate while providing palatable nutrition to the animals, said Doug Anderson, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Keith, Arthur and Perkins counties.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Merial have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide American Angus Association breeders with genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs) powered by IGENITY. This will be the first time beef producers have access to genomic-enhanced EPDs for multiple traits at onceand from an Angus-specific DNA profile.
by DTN
2009 July 17
Nebraskas two U.S. senators and three representatives sent a letter to USDA requesting funds to compensate a Rock County, NE, rancher for culling his herd after several cattle in the herd contracted bovine tuberculosis (TB).
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Investments in water development, food programs and education will stimulate rural economies and help revive hard-hit communities, according to the leader of the states largest farm organization.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
The Beef Checkoff Program returned about $5.55 in value to beef producers for every dollar they invested into it between 2003 and 2008. Thats the overall conclusion of a new economic study completed by Dr. Ron Ward, professor emeritus for the Food and Resource Economics Department of the University of Florida.
2009 July 17
Just think about it, our new, very young presidential administration, with the aid of a House of Representatives that has burned out nearly all their brain cells and a Senate that can do pretty much whatever the leadership wants, is wreaking havoc on the American economy.
2009 July 17
A tax case, Mullins v. U n i t e d States, decided in the U.S. District Court in Knoxville, TN, considered an individual who owned and operated a cattle-raising operation who claimed he was entitled to deduct losses over a period of years.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
There was light trade dressed cattle reported last Wednesday to regional buyers in Nebraska and the western Corn Belt at $1.30. However, the action was slow to develop elsewhere as packers worked to ratchet down production in the face of light buying interest at the retail level.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Feeding an appropriate mineral protocol to cattle is an important part of an integrated management system for most cattle operations. Although animal nutrition needs can vary greatly depending on geography and environment, most of the primary requirements remain the same.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
Oregon ranchers have long been aware that selfstyled environmentalist groups run aggressive advertising and public relations campaigns which often damage the image of ranchers while enriching the war chests of such groups for their next round of litigation.


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