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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.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Family farmers from around the country who produce organic milk are petitioning President Obama and the White Houses Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the swift adoption of new strict rulemaking that will rein in the abuses of a handful of factory farms they claim are violating both the spirit and letter of the federal organic law.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Genex Cooperative, Inc. provides beef producers profitable choices for creating the desired sex ratio in their calf crop.It is exciting to announce the addition of over 20 beef bulls to the GenChoice sexed semen product line, states Doug Wilson, Genex chief operating officer. GenChoice provides our beef members with more options.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
A modest cover-upmost would call a load of calves that grades 56.4 percent USDA premium Choice and 35.9 percent Prime with 92.3 percent meeting Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand standards anything but just cattle.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The beef checkoff-funded Retail Beef Backer Award recognizes retailers for their commitment to outstanding beef marketing and merchandising programs.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, said he plans to begin hearings on the 2012 farm bill in March or April of this year and that he is determined to write a bipartisan bill that is within the funding baseline that exists in 2012.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) board of directors has completed its review of legislation proposed in the Legislature. The NC Legislative Committee reviewed and recommended positions to the board on 150 Legislative Bills (LB) related to NC policy or with potential to affect Nebraska cattle operations.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
Ranch and farm real estate sales in the far west continue to struggle as a result of an uncertain regulatory environment, brokers said last week. However, there are some segments of the market that have stabilized in recent months and sales and inquiries are beginning to pick up.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
During a time when countless challenges face the beef industry, checkoff-funded beef research, education and innovation (REI) efforts provide a foundation on which other checkoff communications and marketing programs can be built. By touching all segments of the beef industry, REI programs form a link from farm to fork.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gasses (GHG) met with several challenges last week as members of Congress attempted to block the regulations. Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senate Ag Committee chair Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, introduced bipartisan legislation last week condemning the finding.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The Beginning Farmer Network, an organization made up of Iowa State University (ISU) students interested in entering farming, is sponsoring the Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 6 at the Memorial Union, ISU campus, Ames, IA.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
U.S. officials are working hard to reverse potentially damaging trade troubles over shipments of U.S. poultry to Russia, however, there are concerns that the problem may not be easily resolved. U.S. chicken and pork have been effectively shut out of Russia, the No. 1 export market for poultry and in the top five
2010 January 22
Open a magazine or switch on the television these days and it’s not unlikely that you’ll see an ad or an article that puts a negative spin on the cattle industry. Whether it’s animal rights activists, radical environmental groups, or global warming alarmists who are behind it, there is no shortage of misinformation about ranchers and