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by WLJ
2009 October 9
Nearly every day, something negative is being said about the beef industry. As consumers become more interested in where their food comes from and anti-agriculture groups become more vocal, the Texas checkoff is taking a proactive approach.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
The number of cattle on feed as of Sept. 1 was reported at 9.9 million head by USDA. The inventory is 1 percent below last September, and the second lowest for the date in the past 10 years. Several states posted large year-over-year gains in on feed numbers with Colorado and South Dakota leading the way, both up 12 percent from September 2008.
2009 September 25
An increasing number of ranchers are experimenting with direct marketing their cattle to consumers. Many ranchers practice direct marketing on a small scale, finishing out a few head to sell to family and friends, but some have taken this practice to another level, realizing substantial profits by
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical group of companies, together with its U.S. animal health business Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Our generation gets its information through media outlets that our predecessors never dreamed of, said Cari Rincker, chair of the YPC Public Relations Committee and an attorney based in New York specializing in agricultural law.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) staff member Mary Neese was among some 90 beef council executives and staffers who were in Denver, CO, last week to learn about and help kickoff 2010 checkoff programs in a meeting themed Coming Together to Drive Beef Demand.
by WLJ
2009 September 25
Eugene Gene C. Davis of Bruneau, ID, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. He was born on Nov. 12, 1924, to Perle and Hilda Davis in Canyonville, OR. His family moved to Kuna in 1929 where they farmed. They moved to Homedale in 1942 when his father took out a homestead.
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.


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