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by WLJ
2009 October 16
The Nebraska Wind Power 2009 Conference will be held in Kearney, NE, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center Nov. 9-10. Gov. Dave Heineman will keynote the conference Monday noon and Larry Flowers, national technical director of Wind Powering America at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Fall is a transition time in the cattle business. Unfortunately, transition equals stress for calves which can result in increased incidence of disease. Dr. Nels Lindberg, Animal Medical Center, Great Bend, KS, says coccidiosis is one disease producers should pay extra attention to as calves enter the feeder or stocker phase.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
For 50 years, the Nations Restaurant News Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference (MUFSO) has fueled the foodservice industry with the education and peer-topeer connections that have contributed to the longterm success of countless chain restaurant companies.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Cargill, which doesnt provide quarterly revenue, depends on its diversity to insulate it from volatility in its commodity businesses. The companys business includes processing crops into food ingredients and slaughtering U.S. livestock to trading complex financial instruments.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
The weather continues to complicate the farming and ranching scene, North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder says.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Looking to market or purchase elite Hereford genetics? The American Hereford Association (AHA) has launched a new online auction Web siteBuyHere ford.comwhich will feature regular online consignment auctions.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
More than 130 young people from across the state learned about estate planning, climate change regulations affect on agriculture, wind energy and activism during the 6th Annual Young Agricultural Leadership Conference Oct. 2-4 in Helena, MT.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Three years ago, a 30-year decline in beef quality grades was apparent, with only half of fed cattle grading USDA Choice. The Choice/Select spread hit record highs in 2006, but today, the picture is much different (see chart). July figures show 60.1 percent of the harvest mix graded Choice the first half of this year, but why?.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Ellen Hoffschneider, Arlington, NE, Malorie Bankhead, Livermore, CA, Rebecca Vraspir, Laramie, WY, Jackson Alexander, Anadarko, OK, and Mandy-Jo Laurent, Winnsboro, TX, were chosen as the 2010 National Beef Ambassador Team winners at the annual competition, funded in part by the beef checkoff, held Oct.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Kansas City, MO-based National Beef Packing announced plans last Wednesday to sell up to $300 million worth of stock on the New York Stock Exchange through an initial public offering (IPO) of stock. The company has not yet announced when the stock will be listed, a target price for the offering, or the number of shares to be sold.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
The Cowmans Classic All Breeds Bull Sale has been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds in Spokane, WA. Again in 2010, the Cowmans Classic Bull Sale will be featuring the highest quality halter bulls for the Northwests top seedstock operations.
by WLJ
2009 October 16
Industry veteran Todd Johnson has been tapped as the new vice president of Owner-Member Services at the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA). Johnson, currently with the Kansas Beef Council, will join NCBA in January.
by DTN
2009 October 16
Despite strong election campaign rhetoric by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), it appears DPJ is continuing the previous Liberal Democratic Partys anti- BSE policies.
by DTN
2009 October 16
For the commissioner of Minnesotas Department of Agriculture, a functional livestock identification program would mimic the interstate highway systema system initially created for national defense.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
The Obama administration was poised last week to make major announcements about a number of species of plants and animals which were subjected to re-evaluation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Already, a number of plants were added to the list, including a species of plant, slick spot.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
The congressional conference committee responsible for hammering out the Agricultural Appropriations budget slashed funding for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) last week. The NAIS program, which has been mired in red tape for years, has made little progress over the past year and is in danger of collapse.
by WLJ
2009 October 9
In a press briefing last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar outlined his new plan to more effectively manage Americas wild horse populations. Salazar explained that the current management program has led to massive costs and problems which cannot continue without major repercussions for the Wild Horse and Burro Program.


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