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by WLJ
2011 February 3
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced last week that the 2011 grazing fee will remain unchanged on lands managed by the two agencies. The fee, set by a formula created by Congress, will stay at $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) on public lands administered by
by WLJ
2011 February 3
U.S. cattle numbers continued to decline in 2010, according to USDA’s semi-annual cattle inventory report released Jan. 28. Reported at 92.6 million head, the U.S. herd is at its lowest point since 1958. Despite strong market prices, there appears to be little data which shows that the trend toward
by WLJ
2011 January 28
The number of cattle on feed in U.S. feedlots as of Jan. 1 totaled 11.5 million head, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). That tally was 5 percent ahead of the same date in 2010 and nearly all states reported on feed numbers higher than last year. The single exception was Arizona, where cattle numbers
2011 January 28
Believe it or not, there are limits to what money can buy. To the well-worn short list of exceptions like "love" and "salvation," nowenters a new addition: "wild horse sanctuary." After months of review and discussion, the Bureau of Land Management released its decision Friday, Jan. 21, that it is rejecting Madeleine Pickens’ proposal
by WLJ
2011 January 28
The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have rejected a request by radical environmental groups to increase livestock grazing fees on federal lands. Last week, in letters sent to Western Watersheds Project, Oregon Natural Desert Association, Center for Biological Diversity
2011 January 21
Grazing permittees in central Idaho’s Pahsimeroi Valley will have an anxious year ahead. This is the amount of time the Challis District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office has been given by an Idaho district judge to revise their National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) analysis on reissuing four
by WLJ
2011 January 21
In a strongly worded letter, Sen. Mike Johanns, R-NE, sought to have the regulatory power of government agencies brought under control recently. For years, there have been growing concerns from the leaders of American industry, including agriculture, about the effects of increasing regulation on the ability to
by WLJ
2011 January 21
South Korea has announced it will move ahead with a plan to vaccinate all livestock in the country against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which has ravaged the nations agriculture industry. FMD has spread across the country despite more concerted quarantine measures, South Koreas Yonhap newspaper reported.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
Leaders within the Colorado and Canadian cattle industry discussed the largest trading relationship in the world during the Fourth Annual Canada-US Cattle Industry Roundtable. The event is designed to discuss local and international issues facing todays cattle industry.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
The Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) have finalized the resolution of accounting issues identified last year ahead of NCBAs summer meetings and USDA has approved the findings of the two groups.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
The Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA), the American Sheep Industry Association and 20 other livestock groups on Jan. 18, 2011, sent a letter to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar expressing concerns regarding the Secretarial Order 3310 (the Order), issued on Dec.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
Feeder and fed cattle prices are at or near all time highs and are poised to keep moving higher. Both feeder and live cattle futures suggest that higher prices are yet to come. In several recent meetings and conversations with producers, I am seeing a couple of reactions to the current situation.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDS- GA) is very pleased to learn of Gov. Dennis Daugaards decision to move brand investigators to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) under the authority of the state attorney general..
by WLJ
2011 January 21
The 2EZ Hay Hauler is the most advanced hauling system now on the market. Like many hay haulers, it features two rails running the full length of the trailer to support the hay.
by WLJ
2011 January 21
We eat an average of about 63 pounds of it per person each year. Producing enough cattle to meet that demand requires efficiency and innovation.
by WLJ
2011 January 14
The White House, on Jan. 7, took the first tentative steps toward solving the lingering tucking dispute with Mexico that has seen punitive tariffs slapped on 99 U.S. goods being shipped to Mexico. Those goods are valued at an estimated $2 billion and include a variety of U.S. agricultural products, hurting
by WLJ
2011 January 14
As predicted, USDA lowered the final tally for the 2010 corn and soybean crops, pushing prices higher last Wednesday. Total U.S. corn production reached 12.4 billion bushels last year, down 1 percent from the previous estimate issued by USDA in November. It was also well below the record-setting crop of 2009, which topped
by WLJ
2011 January 14
The 2011 International Livestock Congress (ILC)last week focused heavily on the future of beef demand both in the U.S. and abroad. Held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show, ILC offered participants a glimpse into the future of beef production and marketing with a specific focus on how beef demand is likely to