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by DTN
2010 February 19
The ethanol industry could face the same difficulties hitting biodiesel producers if Congress doesnt extend the 45-cent blenders tax credit by the end of 2010, the president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said last Tuesday.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Cattlemen tell stories in a lot of waysacross a fence gate, over coffee at the feed store, through the pickup window or atop a good horse in the back of the ropin pen. Now, producers focused on quality can also tell their stories on the Internets World Wide Web.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
FRRL has its roots in early work by USDA scientists who teamed up with U.S. Forest Service scientists in 1907 to manage the range and forests around Logan.
by DTN
2010 February 19
From a strip mall in Wauseon, OH, a town of 7,200, Willy van Bakel built a multimillion-dollar business bringing fellow Dutch dairy farmers to America. Theyre dreamers like himself, he says.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
To help illustrate how this genetic progress can happen, Dr. Bob Weaber, state Extension specialist, mental to that goal, and no matter what a specific operations goals areadding inside information from a comprehensive DNA profile to the decision-making toolbox is a powerful option to help speed up this process.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Accurate recordkeeping, strict culling, and strong industry ties helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Mike and Betsy Cravens of Lees Summit, MO. Their MB Limousin enterprise topped a field of four nominees that also included Roger Wick, New Rockford, ND; Wayne J.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) presented its Limousin Promoter of the Year award to Scott Coakley, vice president of cattle procurement for Lauras Lean Beef Co. (LLB), during the National Western Stock Show Limousin pen and carload shows Jan.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
The Beef Checkoff Program announced the 2009 National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in San Antonio, TX. The Beef Backer Awards recognize independent and chain restaurants that set the highest standards in menuing and marketing beef.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been cast on the scrap heap by USDA in favor of a more industry-friendly program. The announcement, made by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, will seek to work out a set of guidelines with the states and tribal governments for the sole purpose of tracing animal disease outbreaks. The newly proposed program
2010 February 12
Imagine this. You come in from feeding, flop down in your recliner, and turn on the Discovery Channel, expecting the usual overheated fare of tomb raiding and conspiracy theories. Instead, you are greeted by the familiar face of Baxter Black, iconic cowboy poet, author, and humorist, sharing his
by WLJ
2010 February 12
China declared a new food safety campaign last week after contaminated products from an earlier scandal showed up repackaged in several places around the country, exposing weaknesses in the countrys promise to stop such problems from happening again.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Autumn and winter rains have transformed many California pastures: Rangeland grasses and other forage have germinated and started to recover. Many stock ponds have refilled. Some ranchers are even starting to talk about expanding their herds. But most remain cautious.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
The phrase from farm to fork has been well used to trace food products from the farmgate to the plate and to demonstrate the interest of many farmers in showing their concerns about quality to the consumer. But the same vertical supply chain may be financially beneficial if farmers are able to share in the profitability the entire route as well.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Producers wanting to add to or improve the forage species in their existing pastures should consider using either the frost seeding method in February and early March, or interseeding later in the spring months.
by DTN
2010 February 12
Agco, which makes farm equipment under the Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt and Valtra brand names, said it believed Europe and North America were stabilizing, but it still needed to reduce inventories in those markets by idling some facilities..
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Kansas State Universitys (KSU) Michael Apley, a veterinary clinical pharmacologist, traveled to Capitol Hill recently with the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) to educate lawmakers and their staff about the use of antibiotics in the beef industry.
by WLJ
2010 February 12
Dale Lueck, a cattle rancher in north-central Minnesota, and Gerald Tyler, a retired real estate developer from Ely, MN, are moving forward with a lawsuit to force the Department of Interior and U.S.


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