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by WLJ
2011 September 23
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) has come out wanting Congress to enact a two-year moratorium on all discretionary, non-essential regulatory action that would increase the cost of agricultural production and process in the United States.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
The sale price almost always is greater for a large group of high-quality, uniform calves than similarquality calves brought to the livestock auction in smaller groups or similar calves with more weight range variation.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
"Polly was the right choice for this checkoff, and for this industry," said Weldon Wynn, Executive Committee chairman and CBB vice chairman. "She has a powerful passion for the checkoff and for the beef industry, and she has absolutely proven in the last three months that she can run this operation astutely.
2011 September 23
Protein consumption is the new rage, with high protein diets and Generations X and Y wanting classier meals. The increased demand, combined with drought problems, has caused beef prices to climb anywhere from 15 to 20 percent, depending on the cut.
2011 September 23
USDA has been testing for the common O157:H7 pathogen for over 17 years. The six they plan to add have been found in food in recent years, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says they cause an estimated 110,000 illnesses annually.
2011 September 23
Atrazine has been vital to the farm economy for more than 50 years and has been instrumental in increasing corn, sorghum and sugar-cane production. According to EPA, farming without atrazine would cost corn growers as much as $28 per acre in alternative herbicide costs and reduced yields.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
Part 6: Foreign marketing builds a better future for beef In September 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the population of the U.S. at about 312 million, with one birth occurring about every seven seconds, and one death occurring every 13 seconds or so. Add to that the effect of immigration, and you get a net gain of one person every 12 seconds.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
And, even with farmers like Bicker adding cows, experts say it wont be enough to offset the losses from the drought and ranchers cutting animals over the past five years because of rising land and feed costs. Iowa State University economist Shane Ellis said he didnt expect the total number of cattle to increase in the U.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
Hereford breeders continued to experience increased demand for Hereford genetics during the 2011 American Hereford Association (AHA) fiscal year that ended Aug. 31. AHA experienced a dramatic increase in production sale prices while reports of private-treaty sales were the highest in years.
2011 September 23
Timely advice considering the current powder on packed powder appearance of Texas pastures with conditions so dry a cowboy could ride a sand surfboard around his country checking fence lines. These days, the only green on the scene is located in bar ditches or within the vast thickets of overgrown mesquites that have made a good stand this summer.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) unveiled the Agriculture Disaster Assistance Program (ADAP) on Sept. 14, a commodity title proposal for the 2012 farm bill that will modify and replace the existing Average Crop Revenue Election Program and provide a more effective and responsive safety net for growers.
by WLJ
2011 September 23
The increase was suggested by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) after a study was conducted by Dr. John Duffield of Bioeconomics, Inc. in May of 2011.
by WLJ
2011 September 16
In a time where the government needs to be cutting spending, one section of the government is doing just the opposite: the regulatory agencies. With a cost in the bil- lions, new federal regulations are hurting job growth and economic recovery, both for the economy and the agricultural ag industry.
2011 September 16
As the wolf battles rage on, a judge in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied environmentalists requests for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunting in Idaho and Montana while the groups press their legal case against Congress.
2011 September 16
The cool green mountains of Utahs Park City ski resort may be a vacationers paradise, but it was all work and very little play for Public Lands Council (PLC) members who flocked to the Wasatch Mountains from across the west to hammer out solutions to the myriad of issues currently threatening public lands grazing.
by WLJ
2011 September 16
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Member Services and Industry Affairs Burton Eller will be retiring from NCBA after more than 30 years of service to the U.S. cattle industry. NCBA CEO Forrest Roberts said Eller has been an important part of the NCBA team and an unwavering advocate of the U.
by WLJ
2011 September 16
The Bureau of Land Management announced the winner of the agency's Rangeland Stewardship Award for 2011, which went to Joe Stell, a Carlsbad, NM, rancher who has improved rangeland conditions on his BLM grazing allotment. BLM Assistant Director Ed Roberson presented the award in Park City, UT, at a meeting of the rancher-based Public Lands Council.


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