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by WLJ
2009 December 11
Winter months can be challenging for beef producers from a nutritional standpoint. With less available forage and colder temperatures, proper winter feeding becomes more important than ever. It is critical to maintain adequate body condition
by WLJ
2009 December 11
The largest merger in the history of Brazils meat industry appears to be nearing completion. The two companies, JBS S.A. and Bertin S.A., have reached an agreement on exchange ratio of shares.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
Water for Life and a halfdozen individual irrigators have filed suit against the Oregon Water Resources Department and director for denying public access to the Tribal water rights negotiations surrounding the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement in violation of Oregon law (ORS 539.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
The American Akaushi Association of Yoakum, TX, recently selected BeefTek, Inc. of Montana as its sole provider for DNA and genomics technology. Dr. Antonio Calles, the original importer of the Akaushi breed and president of HeartBrand Beef, Inc.
by DTN
2009 December 11
Nebraska is predicted to harvest the states largest corn crop in history this year, with a total production of nearly 1.6 billion bushels on a record yield of 178 bushels per acre. Yet, getting that crop in the bin is proving to be a challenge, according to a news release from the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB).
by DTN
2009 December 11
Rancher Polly Rex characterized the exemption as a loophole that could ultimately rob her of the means to grow hay and water her livestock. Rex said a subdivision of more than 60 homes going up next to her Absarokee, MT, ranch could eventually draw down the natural springs she uses on an adjacent 1,250-acre field.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
New, dynamic educational sessions with direct access to the leading authorities on pressing cattle industry issues, as well as discussion with other producers facing similar challenges, are available at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in San Antonio, TX, starting Jan.
by DTN
2009 December 11
If the $1-per-gallon blenders tax credit for biodiesel is allowed to expire at the end of December, the biodiesel industry could be expected to collapse, a new study released last week said.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is shaking up the horse industry again as it offers a sister event to the highly successful Extreme Mustang Makeover with its $100,000 guaranteed Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
Ranchers, feeders and dairy producers addressed business concerns through policy approved at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention Dec. 3-4 in Wichita, KS. KLA members voted to endorse resolutions dealing with taxes, livestock marketing, transportation issues and water policy, among other issues.
by WLJ
2009 December 11
Lower courts failed to adequately consider the mountains of evidence that prove biotech alfalfa is safe and, thus, those courts abandoned a well-established legal principle when they banned the planting of the crop. That is just one of the points supporting a request for the U.
by WLJ
2009 December 4
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last Tuesday that it will delay a decision on whether or not it will allow an increase in ethanol blending rates to a maximum of 15 percent. The agency said it will wait for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to complete
by WLJ
2009 December 4
Congress was set to vote last week to block the expiration of the so-called "Death Tax." Prior to the vote, the tax on estates was to end in 2010 before coming back in 2011 at an even higher rate. However, congressional action on H.R. 4154, which was introduced by Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-ND, will extend the 45 percent tax on
by WLJ
2009 December 4
National Beef, Inc. revealed last Wednesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it estimates a pricing of between $15 and $17 per share for its proposed initial public offering (IPO) to sell 17.25 million Class A common stock to raise up to $300 million.
by DTN
2009 December 4
Lawmakers divided largely along party lines last Wednesday at a House hearing on agriculture and climate change while USDAs chief economist tried to emphasize that while climate legislation would increase costs to producers, those expenses would be gradual over several decades.


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