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by WLJ
2011 November 18
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it would delay for two months, until March 1, 2012, the effective date for enforcement of the “Nutrition Labeling of Single- Ingredient Products and Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products” final rule.
by WLJ
2011 November 18
The U.S. beef indust r y a nnounced initiation of a landmark checkoff-funded sustainability assessment last week. Previous checkofffunded research demonstrated beef’s carbon footprint in the U.S. decreased 18 percent in the last 30 years; and numerous sustainability experts have recognized progressive cattle raising practices in the U.
by WLJ
2011 November 18
With high forage costs and grain prices threatening profit margins for dairy producers, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says it’s important to keep an eye on the bottom line.
by WLJ
2011 November 18
Distillers grains, a coproduct of ethanol production, are high in both protein and energy. Although distillers grains have typically been fed to lactating cows because of their demand for protein, recent Purdue University studies show that distillers...
by WLJ
2011 November 18
The All-American Beef Battalion (AABB) was established in 2007 and aims to support the troops fighting the war on terror while promoting American beef. They accomplish this task by organizing and sponsoring steak feeds, entertainment, programs, meetings for service members and their families.
by WLJ
2011 November 18
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that USDA is investing in approximately 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for their goods.
by DTN
2011 November 18
Rural bankers and brokers are in no mood for mercy. They are furious with MF Global, the CME Group and federal regulators who allowed the country’s third largest clearinghouse to dip into customer accounts for their own high-risk trades.
by WLJ
2011 November 18
The California General Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee held a hearing on the status of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) in late October. Participating in the hearing were members from the Legislative Analysts’ Office, the deputy secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, and members of the legislature.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Business is often built on relationships rather than contracts. Many deals have been made on a handshake. Realistically, in today’s world, you still need the contract to complete the deal. However, building a strong relationship and a great deal of trust must come before that contract is even a possibility.
2011 November 11
Over the years, I’ve seen horsemen work with their horses, but never experienced it. A long time ago, I gave it a try from the ground up. I adopted a young colt from the Bureau of Land Management. He was born deep in the desert of the Great Basin and had likely never seen a human before the gathering.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Irv’s siblings, children, and grandchildren were able to make it to the hospital before he died. Family meant so much to Irv, and it was only fitting that the family be with him at the time of his death. Irv’s faith in Jesus Christ was the most important thing to him, which he lived out in every aspect of his life.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
“The RFS program is working just as Congress intended. It’s creating jobs across the country. It’s breaking our addiction to oil. It’s helping clean our air, and it’s reducing greenhouse gases,” said Steckel.
by WLJ
2011 November 11
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-CO, is taking a stand for private property rights by urging USDA to reconsider implementing a permit condition to require the transfer of privately held water rights to the federal government in order to utilize National Forest System lands.
2011 November 11
With gathering and weaning going full tilt, most ranchers in northern Nevada already have plenty on their minds this time of year. But a spate of cattle shootings across the northern half of the state has added an unsettling and slightly sinister aspect to fall works for a number of ranching families.


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