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by WLJ
2010 March 19
A new report published by a team of scientists working cooperatively heaped more blame for the world’s problems on the doorstep of the livestock industry earlier this month. The book, "Livestock in a Changing Landscape," was written by Harold Mooney, a professor of
by WLJ
2010 March 12
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced March 5 that the sage grouse will not be added to the endanged species list, although population numbers likely warrant such a listing. The agency said there are other more-threatened species which warrant attention sooner than the bird which
by WLJ
2010 March 12
The grain markets slipped back last week after USDA issued the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report which indicated that producers in South America are sitting on a bigger crop than previously expected following
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Cynthia Lummis, R-WY, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, D-SD, and Rob Bishop, R-UT, have managed to find common ground in the interest of protecting their constituents from radical lawsuits filed by
by WLJ
2010 March 5
A Florida-based hamburger company announced last Monday that it will buy the closed Armour-Eckrich meat plant in Hastings, NE, bringing 200 new jobs to the area.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Japan reinforced its position as a key trading partner for the U.S. beef and pork industries in 2009, clearly outperforming the market and either maintaining or increasing U.S. beef and pork imports even as total retail and foodservice spending in Japan slumped in the global economic slowdown.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
The governors of California and Oregon gathered last month to sign an agreement to end the fight over water in the Klamath River Basin. The agreement assures water will continue to flow to farms in the valley, while also paving the way for the removal of hydroelectric dams on the river.
by DTN
2010 March 5
The value of new opportunities for our businesses, workers, farmers and ranchers remains vague because of the broad flexibilities available to key emerging markets like China, India, and Brazil, that are fastgrowing economies and important markets of the future, he said.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
University of Nebraska alumnus and cattleman Paul F. Engler of Amarillo, TX, announced last week a $20 million gift to support programs in agri-business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Though the weather is still wintry as I write this, it seems fair to say that this may be winters final hurrah and that spring and the accompanying pasture growth will soon be upon us.
by DTN
2010 March 5
EPA said late last year it would require coal plants, refineries and other heavy industrial facilities emitting more than 25,000 tons a year of greenhouse gases to obtain permits demonstrating they were using the best available technology to reduce emissions.
by DTN
2010 March 5
The advanced biofuel industry is pressing Congress to approve a 30 percent investment tax credit that it says is needed to help jumpstart production necessary to meet a national renewable fuel mandate.
by DTN
2010 March 5
The scrapping of the national animal identification (ID) system in the U.S. simply means that USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recognizes that some things can be better handled on a state-by-statenot nationalbasis, according to U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President Phil Seng.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Its a new year, and Kentucky producers are nearly through their first sale season under the new Process Verified Program (PVP) administered by Integrated Traceability Solutions (ITS).