Nearly every day, something negative is being said about the beef industry. As consumers become more interested in where their food comes from and anti-agriculture groups become more vocal, the Texas checkoff is taking a proactive approach.
Idaho livestock spokesmen and a Wyoming Game and Fish official say a U.S. federal judge's Sept. 21 ruling to relist about 600 Yellowstone grizzly bears as endangered will allow the grizzlies to expand their range and further reduce grazing allotments for cattle and sheep on federal lands.
The number of cattle on feed as of Sept. 1 was reported at 9.9 million head by USDA. The inventory is 1 percent below last September, and the second lowest for the date in the past 10 years. Several states posted large year-over-year gains in on feed numbers with Colorado and South Dakota leading the way, both up 12 percent from September 2008.
An increasing number of ranchers are experimenting with direct marketing their cattle to consumers. Many ranchers practice direct marketing on a small scale, finishing out a few head to sell to family and friends, but some have taken this practice to another level, realizing substantial profits by
Our generation gets its information through media outlets that our predecessors never dreamed of, said Cari Rincker, chair of the YPC Public Relations Committee and an attorney based in New York specializing in agricultural law.
Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) staff member Mary Neese was among some 90 beef council executives and staffers who were in Denver, CO, last week to learn about and help kickoff 2010 checkoff programs in a meeting themed Coming Together to Drive Beef Demand.
Eugene Gene C. Davis of Bruneau, ID, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. He was born on Nov. 12, 1924, to Perle and Hilda Davis in Canyonville, OR. His family moved to Kuna in 1929 where they farmed. They moved to Homedale in 1942 when his father took out a homestead.
R.L. Bob Hough, Ph.D., has accepted the position of executive vice president for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF). The associations board of directors offered him the job in August and he moved into the Centennial, CO, headquarters in early September.
Dave Archer, an agricultural scientist at the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND, chose that circle area because of the universitys plans to heat its buildings with gas released by a controlled burning of corn stovera process called gasification.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said late last Tuesday that it has finalized a rule which, starting next year, will require companies that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of carbon dioxide annually to begin collecting greenhouse gas (GHG) data under a new reporting system aimed at reducing emissions.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, has stepped in to the leadership role for the Senate Agriculture Committee after former Chairman Tom Harkin, D-IA, accepted the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, a post left empty after Democratic Sen.
In California, the state with the highest population and the largest agriculture economy, the battle over providing enough water for people, agriculture and environmental pressures is continuous. But the fact remains that water in the Golden State is a precious resource.
JBS SA announced last Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Pilgrims Pride, the nations largest poultry producer. JBS will buy a 64 percent stake in the company for $800 million, paving the way for the embattled company to exit bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year.