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by WLJ
2010 April 16
Last week, Arizona’s legislature passed a tough new immigration law which expands the ability of the state’s law enforcement officers to stop and verify the immigration status of any individual that they feel may be in the country without documentation. The law also goes a step
by WLJ
2010 April 16
The good spring moisture conditions that have cattle producers chasing feeder cattle to very good price levels have also pushed the 2010 prospective hay crop well above last year’s levels. According to USDA’s prospective plantings report issued late last month, hay growers intend to boost acreage
by WLJ
2010 April 16
A growing number of livestock organizations are rallying against the plan issued by USDA two weeks ago to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil. As part of the negotiation over the World Trade Organizations (WTO) ruling that the U.S. unfairly supports cotton growers, WTO allowed retaliatory tariffs to be placed on U.
by WLJ
2010 April 9
USDA, in an attempt to broker a deal over cotton subsidies with Brazil, has agreed to consider imports of beef and pork from Brazil. As a result, U.S. cattle producers could soon find themselves competing with cheaper imports of fresh beef from the country which still has
by WLJ
2010 April 9
The Challis, ID, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office has revoked the federal land grazing permit for Western Watersheds Project (WWP). The group had been sitting on the permits encompassing thousands of acres without grazing them appropriately. According to BLM, that failure
2010 April 9
When Karl Patton was awoken on the night of March 20 by the sound of barking dogs, he instinctively knew trouble was afoot. His dogs were sounding a full retreat, and the 60 cows in the pair pasture adjacent to his house were anxiously calling for their calves.
by WLJ
2010 April 9
The South Dakota Beef Industry Council recently collaborated with other Midwestern beef councils to ensure that beef had a major presence at the American Culinary Federation central region conference in Indianapolis, IN. Several hundred chefs, culinary educators and industry partners throughout the Midwest attended the four-day event.
by DTN
2010 April 9
The state of Colorado last week unveiled its final plan to guide management of 4.2 million acres of roadless lands within the states 11 national forests and submitted it for federal approval.
by WLJ
2010 April 9
Trying something new rarely comes without hesitation. However, when the payoff is obvious, the satisfaction is even greater. Kurt McPherson, Saint Ignatius, MT, wanted to make some changes in his familys cow/ calf operationall of which paid off in a hurry.
by WLJ
2010 April 9
Brazil will be one of the beneficiaries of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finding that greenhouse gases will be reduced by ethanol, soy-diesel, and ethanol made from sugarcane. While the decision is good for U.S. corn and soybean producers, questions are being raised why U.
by WLJ
2010 April 9
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is announcing the Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship aims to advance the lamb and wool industries through financial support of a graduate-level student.
by WLJ
2010 April 9
The nations beef quality has continued its rise in recent weeks, with nearly 65 percent of federally graded cattle grading Choicean increase compared to 60.1 percent reported July 2009, according to Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).
by WLJ
2010 April 9
Shawn and Lex Madden, along with Michael Schmitt, co-owner of Torrington Livestock in Torrington, WY, are excited about providing a new concept in video cattle marketing, A New Brand in Regional Marketing.


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