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by WLJ
2010 July 2
Last month, President Obama directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to initiate new discussions with Korea to resolve outstanding trade issues prior to the presidents visit to South Korea for the next G-20 meeting in November.
by WLJ
2010 June 30
There is a new movement occupying the minds of the leaders at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is taking on the leadership of HSUS and working to beat them at their own game. On
by WLJ
2010 June 25
Keeping livestock away from poisonous locoweed during seasons when its a forage favorite is one way ranchers can protect their animals and their profits, according to a 20-year collaboration by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university partners.
by WLJ
2010 June 25
The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) recently approved the budget and marketing plan for fiscal year 2011 and re-elected chairman Spencer Ellis, Lovell, WY, and vice-chairman Judy West, Chugwater, WY, to serve in the leadership positions.
by WLJ
2010 June 25
The number of cattle on feed in the U.S. was reported up 1 percent from year-earlier totals at 10.5 million head, according to USDA�s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Cattle on feed totals were down in only three states last month. Arizona posted the biggest decline, falling 13 percent from last year�s levels.
by WLJ
2010 June 25
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) honors one individual during their annual convention by awarding them the CCA Honorary Life Member award, the highest honor among CCA members. During the 2010 annual convention held in Pueblo, CO, CCA bestowed this award to Dr.
by WLJ
2010 June 25
Robbie LeValley of Hotchkiss, CO, became the 2010-2011 president of the Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) on June 16 during the associations annual convention in Pueblo, CO. LeValley was born in Worland, WY, and grew up on the family ranch north of Thermopolis, WY.
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