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by WLJ
2010 October 8
Effective Oct. 1, 2010, the majority of Minnesota has been upgraded to bovine Tuberculosis (TB) Accredited-Free, and a small area in northwest Minnesota changed to Modified Accredited Advanced (MAA).
2010 October 8
Autumn, with its cooler temperatures and shorter days, is a busy season for ranch horses. Fall works are underway and horses are a vital part of ranching operations. Autumn is also a busy time for rattlesnakes, too.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
The Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) plan to regulate dust produced by agricultural operations was front-and-center again last week. The agency is looking to mitigate dust emissions from common agricultural practices such as field tilling, and even driving on gravel roads, by cutting allowable levels in half from current standards.
2010 October 1
The so-called death tax, or more politically correctly estate tax, is levied on the assets of a person who dies, when the assets are transferred to another. For farm and ranch families, the assets are usually in the form of land, machinery and livestock.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
Trade at midweek last week was reported $1 lower in the southern Plains at $96-97 live basis. In the northern Plains and Corn Belt regions, dressed prices traded mostly steady at $152-154 even as composite boxed beef prices continued to post declines last week.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
Marshall Ernst of Windsor, CO, has been named livestock manager at National Western Stock Show (NWSS). The announcement was made by Marvin Witt, NWSS VP of Operations. Marshalls been a livestock producer his entire life, Witt said.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
Texas officials are working feverishly to block the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) implementation of new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards. Last week, state Attorney General Greg Abbott filed four motions with federal courts in an attempt to block the new rules
by WLJ
2010 October 1
Leading cattle organizationsthe American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC)took advantage of the opportunity to hold one of the most comprehensive scientific programs ever assembled on cattle disease and production.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
These journalists are information sources for government officials, meat industry executives, consumers and other journalists, said Susumu (Sam) Harada, USMEF-Japan senior director for trade projects and technical service, who is accompanying the journalists.
by DTN
2010 October 1
Farmers could harvest sizable tax write-offs in a new small-business law giving extra incentives for end-of-year equipment and truck purchases. The U.S. House approved the legislation Sept. 24 following Senate action earlier this fall, and President Barack Obama signed it into law last Monday.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
Rep. Jerry Moran, R-KS, is calling for the withdrawal of the recently proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) livestock procurement rule, citing a lack of economic analysis and errors in administrative procedures.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
The challenge of meeting a growing global appetite for red meat in an environment that is increasingly aware of and sensitive to sustainability issues was addressed by Joel Haggard, senior vice president, Asia-Pacific, for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), last week at the World Meat Congress 2010 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
by DTN
2010 October 1
In Texas, there are a lot of good reasons for landowners to keep pasture rental rates steady. One of the biggest is called an agricultural use exemption and without it, landowners can see property taxes go up about tenfold.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has concerns with urgency presented in last week's U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) announcement that the Gunnison Sage-Grouse will be listed as a candidate species.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee recently approved investment of the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB) Fiscal Year 2011 budget of $42.8 million on a total of 42 national checkoff programs and associated costs.
by WLJ
2010 October 1
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Board of Directors voted to adjust the voluntary Limousin check-off to $2 per head registered. The unanimous decision to adjust the checkoff marketing program was approved to provide marketing assistance to the breed organization.