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2016 October 7
Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida are all widely considered toss-up states in this year’s election. Most of those states additionally see so-called “freshman” senators—those who have only served one term—defending their seat for the first time.


by WLJ
2016 October 7
The cattle industry has experienced plenty of grief since the market started its downward spiral in June 2015. Feeder cattle prices declined nearly 40 percent during the six-month period, ending just before Christmas 2015, resulting in a roughly $600 per head lower price for a 750-pound feeder steer.


by WLJ
2016 October 7
significantly from 37 percent nationally in 2010 to 25 percent today,” noted the AMS announcement of the move. “This occurred as the supply chain moved to using more formulas and forward contracts to market cattle more efficiently. This has consequently reduced opportunities for price discovery in the negotiated market.


2016 October 7
USFS said that most of the 2016 large fires have burned in Southern California in the urban interface where there are billions of dollars in assets and 22 million people. These urban interface fires are costly to fight. For example, USFS spent $245 million on this year’s Soberanes Fire on the Los Padres National Forest, protecting over $6.


2016 September 30
and enhance the procedures by which the Services evaluate petitions under section 4(b)(3) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The Services said the revisions will also maximize the efficiency with which they process petitions, making the best use of available resources.


2016 September 30
American television sets were tuned to the first 2016 general election presidential debate, breaking previous records. Many additional millions watched the debate online. There’s no telling exactly how many Americans—or non-Americans—viewed the debates, but estimates range above 100 million.


by WLJ
2016 September 30
The project will include a 55,000 sq. foot addition for new production lines and warehouse space and increase the plant’s capacity to produce fresh ground beef, beef and pork cuts, and meal kits that are ready for distribution to retail grocers. The expansion is underway and scheduled to be completed in July 2017.


by WLJ
2016 September 30
The Grid Master Award, presented by the Red Angus Association of America, recognizes excellence in commercial cattle and the cattle feeding industry. Those firms that have successfully combined superior Red Angus genetics, feeding management skills and precise marketing to achieve success with the harvest of a superior beef carcass earn the award.


2016 September 30
The Grid Master Award, presented by the Red Angus Association of America, recognizes excellence in commercial cattle and the cattle feeding industry. Those firms that have successfully combined superior Red Angus genetics, feeding management skills and precise marketing to achieve success with the harvest of a superior beef.


2016 September 30
Dry conditions this summer have encouraged some producers to wean their calves earlier than the typical six to seven months. As long as feed rations are managed correctly, research has shown that these calves can perform as well or better than calves still nursing, explained Julie Walker, Associate.


2016 September 30
Western Feedlots Ltd., one of Canada’s largest cattle feedlots with a near 100,000-head capacity, announced recently that it will cease operation. Founded in 1958, the feedyard near Strathmore, Alberta, will suspend operations when the cattle currently in pens are sold.


by WLJ
2016 September 30
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), along with more than 3,800 organizations and family-owned enterprises, sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew adamantly opposing and asking for withdrawal of the newly proposed estate tax regulations by the Department of Treasury.


by WLJ
2016 September 30
Growing and raising food to feed a growing world population is an important job and a huge undertaking for all farmers and ranchers. Besides the task of raising a wholesome food product, producers are also responsible for keeping that food supply safe.


by USDA
2016 September 30
In 2014, 33 percent of principal farm operators were at least 65 years old. This is nearly three times the U.S. average (12 percent) for older self-employed workers in non-agricultural businesses, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most older principal farm operators run small family farms.




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