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by WLJ
2011 November 25
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reviewing comments submitted by hundreds of individuals and groups about a proposed $2 billion highvoltage power line in Wyoming and Idaho.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
The 23rd Annual Cowboy Classics Western Art & Gear Show is also a featured event of the livestock show. The Cowboy Classics Western Art & Gear Show is a celebration of Western Culture and lifestyle through poetry, music, paintings, sculpture, leath er work, braiding, hitching, jewelry, furniture and gifts galore.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Congress voted Nov. 17, 2011, on a $19.8 billion 2012 agricultural spending bill that includes language blocking USDA from implementing controversial reforms to livestock and poultry marketing. The so-called GIPSA rule, proposed last year by the USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard’s Administration, would have wreaked havoc on the U.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
Last year was a slam dunk for Herman Laramore’s preconditioning program, even with feed prices clocking in around $160 a ton. He hopes this year turns out as well.
by WLJ
2011 November 25
In celebration of 100 years in the Hereford business, the Andras family was honored as a Century Hereford Breeder Oct. 29. Jack Ward, American Hereford Association (AHA) chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award to Cary Andras at the AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
2011 November 18
In late October, the group petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “rein in dangerous levels of particulate matter air pollution in 21 areas in eight western states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.
2011 November 18
President Obama, under strong political pressure, announced that he would delay indefinitely the final decision on the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian oil to American markets, despite the State Department’s report and conclusion that the project would create no negative environmental impacts.
by WLJ
2011 November 18
Beef product movement was good during the previous week, but with a noticeable slowdown in weekend sales, according to Andy Gottschalk at HedgersEdge.com. Beef cutouts continued to advance following the previous week’s reduced production at 625,000 head, down from 648,000 head the prior week and compared to 661,000 head a year ago.
by WLJ
2011 November 18
“If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Surely you’ve heard that phrase and get what it means: If the household caregiver isn’t in a good mood, it trickles down to the rest of the family.
by WLJ
2011 November 18
Known as Gene, he will be missed by all his family and friends. Gene was born in Mayfield, OK. He grew up on a farm in western Oklahoma. He graduated from Sweetwater Oklahoma High School and obtained a B.S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University.
2011 November 18
The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 13 percent this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
2011 November 18
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushed back the deadline for farms operational after Aug. 15, 2002, to amend or prepare and implement plans guarding against potential oil or fuel spills in lakes, streams, rivers and other waterways.
2011 November 18
As spring sale season quickly approaches, producers utilizing DNA technology should begin the sample collection process as soon as it’s practical, says Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director global technical services, Pfizer Animal Genetics.
2011 November 18
Wilderness advocates and ranchers have often found themselves at loggerheads over how public lands should be managed; ranchers tend to support natural resource use while the wilderness crowd believes uses should be restricted for environmental and personal reasons.


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