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by WLJ
2017 May 19
USTR Robert Lighthizer being sworn in on May 15USTR official photoThe newly-minted U.S. Trade Representative lost no time on honeymoons. Just three days after he was sworn in, Robert Lighthizer jumped
by WLJ
2017 May 19
Verde Farms, based in Boston, MA, and a provider of 100 percent grass-fed and free-range beef, recently announced it has acquired Estancia Beef, the import division of El Raigon Natural Beef based in Petaluma, CA. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
by WLJ
2017 May 19
President Donald Trump nominated long-time Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be the U.S. ambassador to China and it was expected that the Senate would vote to confirm him last week. According to reports, the Senate is likely to confirm Branstad due in part to his long-standing relationship with China and agricultural acumen.
2017 May 19
Late on the evening of Thursday, May 11, the Department of Commerce released an announcement that China will open to U.S. beef no later than July 16, 2017. The next day was flooded with announcements of appreciation and excited projections of the future.


2017 May 12
Now we have another good excuse to cull cows due to bad temperament. Producers who routinely breed cows artificially realize that cows that are unruly and nervous are less likely to conceive to artificial insemination.
by WLJ
2017 May 12
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 5 that the state will receive an additional $3.7 million from the USDA to fight the spread of cattle fever ticks in South Texas. The increased funding, which came at Abbott’s request, will be added to the existing budget of $8.
2017 May 12
The Department of Interior has begun its review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act of 1906. On Friday, May 5, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released a list of 27 monuments designated or expanded since 1996 that he will be reviewing.


2017 May 12
Last Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and farm worker advocates held a press conference on a reintroduced immigration bill. S. 1034 would protect undocumented farm workers from deportation and effectively create a pathway to citizenship. Supporters argued that such a system is necessary to protect the nation’s food security.


by WLJ
2017 May 12
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue tried to allay fears that a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will not negatively affect the nation’s farmers and ranchers.


2017 May 12
In addition to the most obvious losses—condemned livers, resulting in about $10-16 per head lost export value—Rusche explained that other profit robbers can include: • Poorer feedlot performance and efficiency; • Reduced carcass weights and increased trimming losses; and • Reduced output and capacity at the packing plant.


by WLJ
2017 May 12
U.S.-China flagsUSDALate Thursday night, the Department of Commerce released a 100-day action plan regarding trade with China. Beef was on the top of the list of items addressed. “Follo
2017 May 5
These growth promotants have been reported to increase gains of suckling calves by 4-6 percent. This can result in an additional 15-30 pounds of weaning weight, which equates to approximately $20-$40 in returns per head. With the cost of a calfhood implant (Ralgro, Synovex C, Component E-C) being less than $1.
by WLJ
2017 May 5
The NILE Merit Heifer Program is a “live animal” scholarship that strives to help youth get a start in the beef cattle business by awarding heifer calves to participants chosen based on merit, future goals, and ability to care for the animal. Any youth ages 12-16, who is a 4-H or FFA member, may apply.
by WLJ
2017 May 5
São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA received a shipment of imported fresh beef from the United States for the first time since the market was closed in 2003, according to a Reuters report. The product is a more marbled version of the cut known as “picanha,” which also is referred to as top sirloin cap.
2017 May 5
Helping ranchers who use federal grazing permits understand their procedural and substantive rights was the focus of a recent seminar conducted by the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Public Lands Council. The meeting was hosted by Colorado’s Delta County Livestock Association and the Mesa County Cattlemen’s Association.




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