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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
2010 July 9
Imagine an area that is 3 feet by 3 feet square. Now, imagine a grasshopper in it. Imagine 14 grasshoppers in it. Imagine 50 grasshoppers in it. Imagine 100 grasshoppers in it. The square with 14 grasshoppers indicates there may be a need for control. The square with 50 grasshoppers is how some areas of Wyoming looked last
by WLJ
2010 July 9
Too little or too much – that’s a common phrase regarding rainfall for cattlemen across the southern U.S. During the summer months, rain can be scarce for many Texas ranchers, as well as for producers nationwide. "It finally rained when we really needed it," said Jimmy Halfmann, a farmer
by WLJ
2010 July 9
The beef checkoff has launched a new website for veal, this time geared toward the foodservice professional. Features include a database of recipes as well as a special section with a featured restaurant, chef and recipe.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
The sorghum industry would suffer devastating job losses if the agricultural herbicide atrazine is banned, according to University of Chicago economist Don Coursey. It would cost between 21,000 and 48,000 jobs from corn production losses alone. The inclusion of sorghum and sugar cane makes that total even greater.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
Idaho beef producers Laurie Lickley, Jerome, ID, Brenda Richards, Murphy, ID, and Jay Theiler, Boise, ID were named to leadership positions at the June 1-2, 2010, Idaho Beef Council (IBC) meeting in Boise, ID, at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed listing the mountain plover as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Citing agriculture, oil and gas, and other alleged threats, a listing would severely affect agriculture activities in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
by DTN
2010 July 9
Monsanto Co. said last week they will nearly double their investments into an already established joint venture to develop biotech crops, expanding their efforts to include a focus on wheat, a key food crop that as yet has no commercialized biotech variety.
2010 July 9
Realizing that the bulls did not read the planning manual is a typical and not that uncommon situation after all the long-term efforts are put in place. The bottom line is that the bull wont stay in the pasture. If there isnt a bull, there will not be calves.
by WLJ
2010 July 9
The beef checkoff has launched a new website for veal, this time geared toward the foodservice professional. Features include a database of recipes as well as a special section with a featured restaurant, chef and recipe.


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