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by WLJ
2009 April 10
It was supposed to start the first week of April, but this years grilling season has been delayed until May. The weather just hasnt cooperated with prospects for an active grilling weekend, market analysts said. Cold, even snowy conditions have kept people indoors and away from the grills.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
On April 3, 2009, a coalition of associations and entities which are directly affected from the impact of introduction of non-native Canadian gray wolves into Wyoming filed a formal 60day notice of intent to sue the federal government over its refusal to delist wolves in the state.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The Public Lands Council (PLC) and National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NC- BA) met with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Chief of Staff Carole Jett last week. The meeting focused on priority issues for the beef industry and livestock ranchers on federal lands, including trade, animal identification, and conservation.
by DTN
2009 April 3
Barring any unforeseen weather factors, the coming growing season should be favorable for alfalfa, according to Dr. Bruce Anderson, professor of agronomy at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Conditions are good for a pretty favorable growing season so far, Anderson said.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend certainly lived up to its reputation as Winnemucca's biggest event. Four very competitive events joined with the already hot Ranch Hand Rodeo from Feb.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The massive omnibus public lands bill passed by Congress in March was signed into law last Monday by President Barack Obama. The measure is the largest move by the government to lock up land in 25 years, setting aside 2 million acres as protected wilderness under several programs.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The prospective plantings report issued by USDA last Tuesday shows U.S. farmers are expecting to plant record high soybean acreage at the expense of corn, wheat and cotton acreage. Perhaps more disconcerting is that the report shows a total reduction of all crop acres of 7.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
A number of bills pertaining to the establishment of new horse slaughter facilities in several states saw action last week. Two of the three states with pending legislation took steps toward reopening a plant in the U.S. North Dakotas legislature approved $50,000 to study the viability of building a horse processing plant in the state.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
The Japanese government said March 27 it would once again allow beef shipments from a plant owned by JBS/Swift &Co. in Grand Island, NE. The plant has been banned since October 2008 after it shipped nine boxes of variety meats to Japan without the proper documentation to prove that the product originated from cattle 20 months of age or younger.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
In what?s being called the largest study of its kind, the National Cancer Institute recently released findings from a project which followed more than half a million men and women in the U.S. The study was aimed at determining what?if any?link exists between consumption of red meat and incidence rates for heart disease and cancer.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
USDA has granted ?split status? to New Mexico in an effort to stem the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). The result is that only Curry and Roosevelt counties in the eastern portion of the state will fall under the more stringent regulations for testing and moving cattle, said Sens.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
USDA?s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that the number of cattle on feed in the U.S. was 11.2 million head at the start of March, down 5.3 percent from a year ago, with the largest declines coming in the Southwest. California on feed numbers were down 16 percent while Arizona dropped 9 percent.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
Russia imported 39,000 metric tons of beef in January and February, down 40 percent on the year, the Russian National Meat Association said recently. Pork imports during the period fell by 31 percent on the year to 53,000 metric tons, and poultry imports fell by 18 percent to 92,000 metric tons.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
The bill introduced by Rep. government data shows the Louise Slaughter, D-NY, and potential that it might occur in the Senate by Edward is declining.? Kennedy, D-MA, to ban the Bacteria survival through use of sub-therapeutic anti- food processing and handling biotics in livestock earlier is decreasing, food-borne ill- this month came under fire ness is down, development of again last week.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
The Senate Budget Committee chairman said last Tuesday he will not propose cuts in U.S. crop subsidies for fiscal 2010 despite White House proposals to pare down payments to big farmers.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
With key global markets experiencing sluggish consumer spending, volatile currencies and persistent economic uncertainty, many analysts have been predicting a downturn for U.S. beef and pork exports. The January export results, however, defied those expectations as beef muscle cut exports jumped 13 percent in volume (43,949 metric tons or 96.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
The U.S. is more than able to continue supplying global customers with necessary feed ingredients, according to the U.S Grains Council (USGC), the leading organization for export market development for barley, corn, sorghum and co-products.
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