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by WLJ
2009 April 24
Rio Arriba County rancher Delfin Quintana remembers buying hay for his cattle several years ago. It wasnt long before the 80-year-old realized he got more than he had bargained for with those bales. Noxious weeds started popping up on the range where his family has ranched for more than a century.
by WLJ
2009 April 24
Distressed by a documented wolf kill of 29 lambs and one calf on fellow Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) member Curt Jacobs Keating Valley, OR, property, the 1,900 members of OCA called on Oregon lawmakers to amend a bill currently before the state legislature to change the language so ranchers could protect their livestock.
by WLJ
2009 April 20
Korea. Donald married Mary Alice Donald Wesley Albert, 78, passed Sigman in Prineville on June 18, away April 2, 2009. He was born June 1960. He is survived by his wife; a 26, 1930, in Boulder, CO, to Charles daughter, Dawn Marie (Ron) Alexan- and Una (Arbuthnot) Albert.
by WLJ
2009 April 17
A recently filed lawsuit could have major consequences for public lands ranchers in Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and California. The suit, filed by Western Watersheds Project (WWP) and Advocates for the West, accuses the U.S.
by WLJ
2009 April 17
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent the Obama administration a list or recommendations for resolving the ongoing dispute with Mexico over the cancelled trucking program. The cancellation of the pilot program that allowed Mexican long-haul trucks to operate in the U.
by WLJ
2009 April 17
The 2009 corn crop is off to a very slow start, according to US- DAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), which released the second weekly crop report of the season last week. The field conditions in much of the U.S. are wet and muddy, which is delaying the start of work in many states.
by WLJ
2009 April 17
Texas CattleWomen is hosting a Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Contest, open to all youth between the ages of 17 and 20, to prepare young people to speak up on behalf of the beef industry. Four winners will receive $6,000 in prize money and scholarships.
by WLJ
2009 April 17
What else is the dairy industry going to do to screw the beef producers again? Where are the people who represent the beef producers NCBA [National Cattlemens Beef Association]? Why dont we have an organization that is out to take care of our...
by WLJ
2009 April 17
The California Livestock Man of the Year award was presented to William F. Borror of Tehama Angus Ranch, Gerber, CA, during the Jr. Grand National Livestock Show held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.
by DTN
2009 April 17
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack sat down last Wednesday to listen to opinions from livestock and meat industry representatives on what direction they believe the government should take in improving its animal identification and tracking program.
by WLJ
2009 April 17
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by DTN
2009 April 17
South Korea has reclaimed its position as the No. 3 market for U.S. beef after lifting a five-year ban put in place following the first case of mad cow disease in the U.S. in 2003. Industry sources expect sales to South Korea to continue rising in coming months amid some stability in the currency markets and as the cookout season begins.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
More than 150 ag groups, manufacturing firms, and other industrial producers are pressuring the U.S. government to end the trade dispute with Mexico quickly. There have been several trade issues with Mexico over the past several months as the U.S. has implemented policies which Mexican officials view as protectionist.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
Active trade in the north got going on Wednesday last week as packers paid $2-3 more for close to 40,000 head of dressed cattle at prices in the $136-138 range with most of the trade at $137. Southern Plains trade hadnt developed by midday last Thursday as feedlots were passing on the packers $86 offer.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would delay the implementation of the new ruminant feed ban restrictions. The regulations, which are meant to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), were set to go into effect April 27, however, now they will not be put into effect until June 26, allowing ranchers and deadstock companies more time to comply.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
The U.S. Senate voted April 3 on an amendment to the budget which could allow significant reductions in estate taxes for farmers and ranchers. The Senate voted 51 to 48 to pass the amendment. The proposal will be included in the full budget which will be reconciled with a similar version passed by the House of Representatives in the near future.
by WLJ
2009 April 10
Canadian producers are pressing the government to seek trade sanctions against South Korea if the country does not quickly end its ban on Canadian beef. Gerry Ritz, Canadas minister of agriculture, said he will consider filing a trade action with the World Trade Organization after receiving no response from officials whom he visited last month.


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