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by WLJ
2010 June 25
The U.S. Supreme Court last week dropped an injunction issued by a federal judge in 2007 which blocked farmers from planting Monsanto�s genetically modified organism (GMO) Roundup Ready alfalfa.
by WLJ
2010 June 25
Meats offer many benefits, including some essential dietary fats. �They are an incredible source of protein, and all the amino acids that are needed for health,� says Dr. Betsy Booren, director of scientific affairs for the American Meat Institute Foundation.
by WLJ
2010 June 18
Improvements and efficiencies in agricultural practices since the mid-1900s have helped to cut the volume of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a study conducted by Stanford University researchers. In results released last week, researchers found that the amount of
by WLJ
2010 June 18
The Senate failed to pass a measure earlier this month which would limit the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Senate Joint Resolution 26 (S.J. Res. 26), sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, would have stopped the agency’s plan
2010 June 18
Public lands grazing fees are again being targeted in the courts, this time by a coalition of groups with a common anti-grazing agenda. In a press release dated June 10, the Center for Biological Diversity, along with other organizations, announced they had filed suit against the Department of the Interior
by WLJ
2010 June 18
The California Beef Council announced recently that the Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 in Santa Maria, CA, has been recognized as an Honorary California Beef Backer for its long-time support of the beef industry. The Elks were presented with the award by local rancher John Lacey at their annual Rodeo Banquet.
by WLJ
2010 June 18
The job of markets is to seek out the highest value for products produced and encourage the most efficient use of resources to facilitate that production. Keeping this in mind helps explain current production and trade relationships in the U.S. beef industry.
by WLJ
2010 June 11
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) officials announced some significant changes to the proposed governance changes last week in an effort to address concerns raised by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and other outside organizations. The proposed changes
by WLJ
2010 June 11
Japan will keep its traditional cautious stance on talks over deregulation of beef imports with the U.S., new Farm Minister Masahiko Yamada said last week. Yamada was not willing to relax existing curbs on U.S. beef imports, news agency Kyodo quoted the minister as telling a news conference.
by DTN
2010 June 11
A vote in the U.S. Senate to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from going it alone in battling carbon dioxide emissions was deemed destined to fail last week without new last-minute support, according to congressional and private-sector sources.
by DTN
2010 June 11
The Senate Agriculture Committee will begin a series of hearings ahead of drafting a new U.S. farm law by examining our most vital resourceour food supply, said chairman Blanche Lincoln last Tuesday.
by WLJ
2010 June 11
Future National Cattle Evaluations will break new ground for the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA) as the two breeds combine resources for multi-breed genetic evaluation (MBGE) of their growth and carcass trait expected progeny differences (EPDs).