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by WLJ
2010 August 13
Mexico, the largest buyer of U.S. beef, has lifted the anti-dumping tariffs imposed on beef shipments sent to buyers south of the border. In a move announced last week, Mexico’s Ministry of the Economy lifted the tariffs for beef beginning Aug. 11, 2010. Any beef arriving at the border after that
by WLJ
2010 August 6
During the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference on July 31, the Federation of State Beef Councils (Federation) voted to remain attached to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), ending a weeks-long debate over whether or not the two organizations should be separated.
2010 August 6
In 2010, South Dakota joined the crowd, becoming the forty-third state to base the ag property tax system on productivity rather than market value. Landowners saw the first phase of the change in the property valuations that were sent out in March. The change is for the 2010 tax year,
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Canadian sausage and deli meat maker G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. closed its plant in Mississauga, ONT, last week and recalled 120 ready-to-eat products after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a health hazard alert warning consumers the products may be contaminated with foodborne pathogens.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Seven diverse U.S. cattle operations were recognized as regional winners of the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP), a program that has honored farm and ranching families for outstanding resource management since 1991. Winners were announced at a reception during the 2010 Cattle Industry Summer Conference held in Denver, CO, July 28-Aug.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Members of the National C a t t l emens Beef Association (NCBA) on July 31, 2010, approved a number of resolutions to guide the associations policy efforts in Washington, D.C. The resolutions were passed during the membership meeting at the culmination of the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
The Montana Red Angus Association (MT RAA) has set its tour dates for Sept. 4-5, 2010. Come join the South Central breeders of the MT RAA on the RED LIGHT EXPRESS and see the girls, girls, girls! Therell be plenty of girls for viewing (the four-legged kind), tremendous BIG SKY country, and loads of hospitality.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
American National CattleWomen, Inc. (AN- CW) at their 2010 Summer Conference in Denver, CO, recognized Barbara Cowley, Montague, CA, with their Outstanding Educator of the Year Award.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Seventytwo percent of beef and dairy producers continue to be somewhat or very well informed about the program and 72 percent approve of the checkoff, according to a recent survey of producers.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
Members of the National Catt l e m e n s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Producers Council (YPC) held their biannual business meeting during the NCBA Summer Conference. During the meeting, the group discussed initiatives for the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to better serve the unique membership needs of young producers between.
2010 July 30
El Paso Corporation, parent company of Ruby Pipeline LLC, has struck an agreement with Western Watersheds Project and the Oregon Natural Desert Association to donate approximately $22 million over the next 10 years for conservation and grazing permit buy-outs in exchange for
by WLJ
2010 July 30
Last week, an audit of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) beef checkoff contracting activities turned up several questions about how the organization was spending checkoff dollars. In some cases, the audit questioned record-keeping or time reporting for its employees who devote
2010 July 30
Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson expects the recently revived U.S. House Beef Caucus to meet soon in Washington after a lapse into dormancy. Elevating awareness of issues that impact the beef, cattle and ranching industry will top the 25-member caucus’ agenda.
by WLJ
2010 July 23
In a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing last Tuesday, members of Congress ripped the newly proposed competition rules proposed by USDA’s Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) last week. Criticism of the rule has been growing from both producers
by WLJ
2010 July 23
More than one-third of the U.S. will face a high risk of severe water shortage in the next 40 years, according to a study conducted by the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The problem will hamper U.S. agriculture’s efforts to feed a growing world
by WLJ
2010 July 16
On July 9, Washington State Department of Agriculture announced it had closed an investigation into AB Livestock and the feedlot’s importation of Canadian feeder cattle which were sent improperly to grazing range in the state. According to WSDA, the investigation resulted in a settlement with
by WLJ
2010 July 16
A bipartisan coalition of senators led by Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, and Jon Kyl, R-AZ, has introduced legislation to amend estate tax, or death tax penalties, making the change to the law permanent and more palatable. The death tax penalty was dropped for estates which change hands during


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