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by WLJ
2010 February 5
The Beef Promotion Operating Comm i t t e e met on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, to discuss additional funding received through Final Reports Of Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2009. A number of FY09 projects released unused dollars which were available for FY10 projects.
by DTN
2010 February 5
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, has cosponsored a House bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act.
2010 February 5
The average corn basis has firmed during the past week, while futures prices sunk to three-month lows. Needless to say, farmers have become tight-fisted with their corn and are reluctant to sell any of it at lower cash prices.
by DTN
2010 February 5
A desire to continually improve Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) on their operations while successfully encouraging others around them to implement BQA was evident this week as two producers were honored with the annual national BQA award which was...
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Russia’s ban on U.S. poultry appears to be ongoing after talks between the U.S. and Russia failed to produce an agreement on the subject. Russian officials have blocked U.S. exports because of concerns over the use of chlorine rinses, which they claim
2010 January 29
Representatives of Washington state’s cattle industry gathered together at the capitol in Olympia, WA, on Jan. 19 to testify before the Committee on Agricultural and Rural Economic Policy. They testified on behalf of a bill that, if enacted, would grant greater authority to the brand inspection system in that state. The primary goal of the bill, according to officials
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The Jan. 1 Cattle on Feed Report issued by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) continued to paint a very bullish picture for the industry from a supply standpoint. The report estimated that cattle on feed numbers in the U.S. are down 2 percent from year-ago levels at 11 million head in feedlots of 1,000 head or
by WLJ
2010 January 29
MeatAMI.com reports U.S. foodservice industry sales are forecasted to decrease in 2010 as consumers are more frugal with money. Sales were initially forecast at 0.8 percent lower than last year; new reports show a decline of 1.6 percent. Reports were conducted by the foodservice and consulting firm Technomic.
by DTN
2010 January 29
Biofuels makers have been waiting for the rules which are designed to implement a 2007 law that mandated an ever-increasing amount of biofuels be added to transportation fuel. This year, 12.95 billion gallons of renewable fuel must be part of the supply, up almost 17 percent from last year.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Tricia Geringer has recently been hired as director of government affairs at the Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council). She will bring a wealth of policy experience to the organization through her past work on Capitol Hill for Congressman Radanovich, R-Mariposa.
by DTN
2010 January 29
USDA trimmed its food inflation forecast for 2010, projecting prices at grocery stores and restaurants will rise at the same rate. USDA lowered the con- sumer price index for all food to gain 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent from its December forecast of 3 percent to 4 percent.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
While all the Ranch Hand Rodeo spots are filled, there are still plenty of opportunities to participate in other events during the 2010 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend. For more information, please visit www.ranchrodeonv.com. Entry forms and official rules are available online.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Farmers are just now registering that this is something they will face in the next year, said John Lory, University of Missouri (MU) Extension environmental nutrient management specialist. We understand its going to be confusing, and farmers need help to be prepared for the deadlines later this year.
by DTN
2010 January 29
If you want to talk to a beef producer who really knows how to manage pastures, you cant do much better than Missouris John Wood. Forages are more than just one part of his herds feed regime; they are the only part.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Producers have nothing to lose and everything to gain when they use IVOMEC (ivermectin) Brand Products for spring parasite control. Merial is once again inviting producers to take the IVO- MEC Challengegiving them a risk-free way to prove that spring parasite control pays.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
A beef checkoff-funded study is looking to debunk the myth that beef consumption is a key contributor to climate change. The study, supported by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council along with four other state beef councils, compares the carbon footprint of 2007s U.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The 9th Annual Heart City Bull Bash in Valentine, NE, will be held Saturday, Feb. 13. Billed as the Heart Citys Main Event, over 120 bulls, along with displays of stallions and commercial equipment, will line Valentines Main Street.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
With profitability back in the corn refining and ethanol industry, those coproducts destined for livestock feed will be widely available. Wet and dry corn gluten, distillers dried grains, and other products left from the removal of starch will be competing with each other, and all will be competing with shelled corn.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Circle A Ranch was recognized as a Hereford Innovator by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Mark Akin, general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western in Denver, CO. Circle A Ranch was chosen for this award because of its commitment to the heterosis project began in 2007 in partnership with AHA.