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2011 August 12
With the addition of his signature on Aug. 2, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken the final step in the ratification of a bill authorizing the use of state funds to compensate ranchers and other landowners for losses incurred as a result of wolf depredation. Known as the Livestock Compensation and Wolf Co-Existence Act
by WLJ
2011 August 12
The American Meat Institute (AMI) offered reassur- ances about U.S. turkey safety following news of a ground turkey recall. The U.S. turkey supply has an excellent safety record, said AMI Executive Vice President James H. Hodges.
2011 August 12
Look at that grass, Larry Pratt said during a presentation at the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) summer meeting. A historic drought across the southern Plains caused tales echoing in the hallways of painful choices, shared most by ranchers whose name badges included a TX or OK.
2011 August 12
The state recognized the challenges in a report last December. The Ag Visions 2030 group declared Californias regulatory system duplicative, conflicting, uncoordinated, inflexible, inconsistently administered or needlessly burdensome. To move ahead, the statewide committee recommended working on ways to reconcile often-conflicting mandates.
by WLJ
2011 August 12
Effective Aug.1, 2011, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) will no longer require brucellosis testing of adult cattle for change of ownership. TAHC will also cease to pay the $2 per head supplement to markets for the testing.
by WLJ
2011 August 12
National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Manager of Legislative Affairs Kent Bacus said the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) made the right decision to walk away from proposing additional transportation regulations on Americas farmers and ranchers last week.
by WLJ
2011 August 12
Increases in support for beef demand-building efforts were approved by directors of the Federation Division (Federation) of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) at the organizations board meeting held in conjunction with the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Kissimmee, FL.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said the "proof is in the pudding" that NCBA’s grassroots policy process works as the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference wrapped up in Kissimmee, FL.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
The fight over a planned pipeline between water sources near the Utah/Nevada border and the sprawling city of Las Vegas, NV, is heating up in advance of a series of public meetings on the project.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
Like any job, being an ultrasound technician has its ups and downs. Testy cattle. Severe weather. Reliance on machines that sometimes just dont feel the need to cooperate. Its not always an easy job.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
The economic downturn that has slammed the residential and commercial real estate markets over the past three years has not spilled over to agricultural properties. A recent report by Rabobank points out that in the past two decades, agricultural land has increased in value by 20 percent to 70 percent, depending on geography.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
Nearly 70 percent of rural Nebraskans define animal welfare in terms similar to those promoted by advocacy groups, but most dont think increased regulation of the states livestock practices is necessary to ensure proper care of animals in the state, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
It was 1986: A gallon of gas cost 89 cents; a pound of ground beef cost about $1.29 at retail; a movie ticket was $3.71; the average price of the average monthly rent was $385; the average price of a home was $89,430; and the national Beef Checkoff Program went into effect at $1 per head.


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