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by WLJ
2010 November 12
An innovative climate and weather monitoring system developed at Oregon State University (OSU) will soon be used to help underwrite and verify claims of crop losses, both to improve services to farmers across the nation and prevent abuse in the $79 billion crop insurance program.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
With money for education declining and childhood obesity increasing, Oregonians are looking for innovative ways to fund school programs and raise healthy K-12 students. The Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is supporting a program that does bothsaves money for school districts and feeds kids.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The Kansas Angus Association (KAA) is working with Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) to better reward members or their customers as they learn more about carcass merit in their herds, or at least five representative spring-born steers. The 2011 Carcass Data Project (CDP) $5-perhead enrollment deadline of Dec.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) recently announced its support of several congressional bills seeking to remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered species and return management to the state of Montana.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC) will host its third annual Beef Research Review on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.
by DTN
2010 November 12
Ted Dyer didnt want to keep guessing about the effectiveness of commonly used dewormers in his cattle herd. So last year, the University of Georgia animal scientist conducted a trial on the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Centers weaned calves.
by DTN
2010 November 12
Fillets selling for $75 a pound? Ribeyes going for $50 a pound? How about ground beef priced from $7.50 to $14 a pound? Go to the Internet and click Wagyu (or Kobe) beef and you might think producers of this specialty beef cattle have discovered the road to riches.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) issued a Temporary Preventative Quarantine for portions of Maverick, Dimmit and Webb counties in August 2007. TAHC is now modifying that boundary as the areas currently within the zone have met the requirements for quarantine release.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
Dr. Austin Ayars had plenty of sleepless nights as a practice owner with $140,000 in student debt. He would lie awake worrying whether he would be able to pay the bills that month. Or hed think about what would happen if he couldnt meet his clients needs.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
Since the days following the Dust Bowl, Colorado State University (CSU) researchers have headed to a spot on the eastern Plains to study everything from cattle grazing to prairie dog plague. The research facilities, originally built in the 1960s, were a modest group of temporary buildings that had to do for the last 50 years.
by WLJ
2010 November 12
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that USDA will begin issuing Conservation Stewardship and Conservation Security Program payments this month to thousands of farmers and ranchers in all 50 states to help maintain and improve the natural resources on their land.
2010 November 5
The House of Representatives switched hands in last Tuesday's elections with Republicans handing Democrats their largest loss in the House in seven decades. In the Senate, losses were also steep, although the Democrats managed to maintain a slim majority.
by WLJ
2010 November 5
Ethanol industry officials say that there is little chance that Congress will pull subsidies from the industry any time soon. Despite losing some big proponents in last weeks elections, officials said they expect the industry is on solid ground and will remain a key part of the U.
by WLJ
2010 November 5
Fed cattle trade last week was reported mostly $2-3 lower than the prior weeks levels. In Texas, trade was reported at $97-98 live, while Kansas sales came at mostly $97. Northern dressed trade in Nebraska and the Corn Belt came in a range of $153-154.
by WLJ
2010 November 5
The American Meat Insti- tute (AMI) has joined a number of agriculture associa- tions in expressing serious concerns over a new proposal from the ethanol indus- try that would extend the expiring ethanol blenders credit and import tariff on foreign...