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by WLJ
2009 September 25
R.L. Bob Hough, Ph.D., has accepted the position of executive vice president for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF). The associations board of directors offered him the job in August and he moved into the Centennial, CO, headquarters in early September.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
In five years, the market for grass-finished beef has grown from less than 50 producers to 1,200 companies, said Allan Nation, editor, The Stockman Grass Farmer.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Dave Archer, an agricultural scientist at the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND, chose that circle area because of the universitys plans to heat its buildings with gas released by a controlled burning of corn stovera process called gasification.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said late last Tuesday that it has finalized a rule which, starting next year, will require companies that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of carbon dioxide annually to begin collecting greenhouse gas (GHG) data under a new reporting system aimed at reducing emissions.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, has stepped in to the leadership role for the Senate Agriculture Committee after former Chairman Tom Harkin, D-IA, accepted the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, a post left empty after Democratic Sen.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
In California, the state with the highest population and the largest agriculture economy, the battle over providing enough water for people, agriculture and environmental pressures is continuous. But the fact remains that water in the Golden State is a precious resource.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
JBS SA announced last Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Pilgrims Pride, the nations largest poultry producer. JBS will buy a 64 percent stake in the company for $800 million, paving the way for the embattled company to exit bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
A group of ranching and conservation organizations announced they have come together to form a coalition to enhance ranching practices that consider important conservation issues throughout the West.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
The Senate voted 57-40 two weeks ago to confirm Cass Sunstein as the new administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). As OIRA administrator, Sunstein will review and approve or reject all regulations promulgated by the Obama administration, thus giving him great power to influence these regulations.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
For the upcoming 2009-10 academic year, the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is proud to announce its Stewardship Fund Scholarship winners. Scholarships went to five collegebound Oregonians, each receiving a prestigious $1,000 academic award.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
An increase in the number of trichomoniasis (trich) cases being reported is a concern of cow/calf producers across the High Plains ahead of this fall and next springs calving seasons.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
Rather than gripe about poor prices paid for their calves, beef producers should find the value of their calves by feeding them out. At the end of a feedout, the calves are sold to packers based on carcass value.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region or nation.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, MT, earlier this summer. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.
by WLJ
2009 September 11
USDAs latest corn crop progress shows that this years plantings are catching up on average maturity in many areas. Although the crop still lags behind the normal maturity pace, the crop was rated 69 percent good-to-excellent, 8 percent above last years crop, mostly as a result of good moisture in most areas through the summer.
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