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by WLJ
2009 January 30
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHFWHC) will hold its third annual Trustees Gathering and Benefit in Helena, MT, on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Great Northern Best Western Hotel in Helena. The trustees will meet at 1 p.m.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
How a beef operation is managed can make a significant difference in how profitable it is. With so many variables to consider, such as feed and fuel costs and up-and-down markets, managing profitability and maintaining a healthy bottom line can present an ongoing challenge.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
The Beef Checkoff in South Dakota is supporting a new program designed to develop beef consumers for life by teaching teens how to cook beef while providing education on beef?s nutritional benefits. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is offering funding to schools across the state encouraging the use of beef in the classroom.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Even in the wake of the economic shockwaves sent rippling through the country after the debacle on Wall Street, land values in most parts of the far western U.S. seem to be holding steady, according to brokers in the area.
by DTN
2009 January 30
Is the estate you spent a lifetime accumulating and/ or conserving going to be reduced significantly by the time your heirs receive it? Only action now on your part will help to ensure your heirs receive the estate you intend.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Deputy secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett recently announced the removal of the western Great Lakes population and portions of the northern Rocky Mountain population of gray wolves from protection under the Endangered Species Act.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
A cutting-edge genomic resource is now available which will enhance research in sheep beyond anything that was dreamed possible just two years ago.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
USDA recently awarded University of Northern Colorado biologist Patrick Burns a $98,000 grant to study whether fish oil improves fertility, in cows. The two-year research project may also have implications on human health, fertility and treatment without side effects for conditions like arthritis.
by WLJ
2009 January 30
Buzz in the restaurant industry suggests veal may be a trendy product for menus in 2009, according to a dairy producer serving on the industry?s Veal Committee.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
Those who pushed hardest for a well-defined claim are taking issue with the new standards, however. The text of the new standard does indeed outline a few things missing from the previous (very loose) standard, they say, but does little to close loopholes allowing companies to market the majority of the beef produced in the U.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
Like many areas of the West, producers across California are looking at the skies and hoping for rain that they desperately need. Recent stories in the national news have highlighted the dire moisture situations in many areas of the High Plains where severe drought has been exacerbated by high winter winds, stripping the soil and carrying it away.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
In 1998, the WTO found that the EUs ban on U.S. beef was not supported by science and was thus inconsistent with WTO rules and in 1999, the United States imposed additional duties on a list of EU products in accordance with a WTO authorization.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
U.S. restaurant industry unit count was flat in 2008, compared to 2 percent growth in 2007, according to a census of U.S. commercial restaurant locations conducted each spring and fall by market research company the NPD Group. Major chain restaurant units (more than 500 units), were up 1 percent.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
The site selection process for a $500 million livestock and zoonotic (diseases that can transfer between animals and humans) research center came to a close on Jan. 16 when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its official Record of Decision selecting the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, as the labs future site.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
From spending a week working cattle on a ranch to getting lost in a corn maze, agritourism activities are popping up across the state. To help farmers and ranchers learn more about agritourism, a workshop is scheduled for Jan. 30, 2009, in Byers, CO.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
In an effort to comply with the recently enacted Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), livestock producers, particularly feedlots and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) went to work last week. However, compliance was found to be nearly impossible after the U.
by WLJ
2009 January 23
Reserve Grand Champion Bull - William Wilson, Cloverdale, IN Grand Champion Heifer - Calli Bayer, Ringle, WI Reserve Grand Champion Heifer - Zane Barragree, Absarokee, MT Grand Champion Spring Bull Calf - Gary Dameron, Lexington, IL Reserve Grand...
by WLJ
2009 January 23
Shortly after President Barack Obama was sworn into office last Tuesday, his staff issued a memo halting any Bush administration regulations which had been working their way through the implementation process.


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