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by WLJ
2010 January 15
USDA released their final crop estimate of the 2009 crop year production last week that landed like a bombshell on the market. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) determined last year’s corn production at 13.151 billion bushels, shattering the previous record, set in 2007, by 113
by WLJ
2010 January 15
The American Meat Institute (AMI) last week said the mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations put in place by the U.S. are a violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) laws. In comments submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the organization said COOL should be repealed and the U.S. should honor
by WLJ
2010 January 15
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has delayed indefinitely implementing a final rule adding the Republic of Korea to the list of regions that are considered free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). An outbreak of FMD was reported by the Republic of Korea on Jan.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), a voluntary conservation program that helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
Feed grain prices remain historically high but have stabilized in recent months. Increasing grain and oilseed stocks have reduced some of the pressure on grain prices that has been the dominant feature of those markets since late 2006, Anderson said.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
Officials with the South Dakota Animal Industry Board (AIB), along with USDA personnel, are in the process of tracing any animals which may have had contact with the subject herd to conduct additional testing in an effort to ensure that the disease hasnt spread.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications to participate in USDAs Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), a $4.6 million conservation program in Texas.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
The 2010 National Beef Ambassador Team, consisting of Ellen Hoffschneider, NE, Rebecca Vraspir, WY, Malorie Bankhead, CA, Amanda Laurent, TX, and Jackson Alexander, OK, recently had the opportunity to learn about the history of branded beef and how it relates to everyday consumers.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
2009 was certainly a disappointing year for cattle prices. Many cattle producers want to know if cattle prices will increase, and when that might happen. The simple answer is yes, cattle prices will increase. However, the timing and magnitude of the increase is difficult to answer with any degree of certainty.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
One-day workshops at three locations will help beef producers improve the quality, consistency and value of Nebraska beef, said Randy Saner, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Lincoln and McPherson counties.
by DTN
2010 January 15
The new Taiwanese ban is showing little impact on U.S. exports, though U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) spokesman Joe Schuele said it was because there is virtually no ground beef market in Taiwan for U.S. exporters and Taiwanese demand for offal is light at best.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
Bob was involved in agriculture even as a young man. He graduated from Dow City High School in 1943 and joined the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Iwo Jima and Saipan until the end of World War II. After returning home, he attended Iowa State University at Ames where he majored in animal husbandry.
by WLJ
2010 January 8
Taiwan, last Tuesday, overturned the country’s plan to expand beef trade with the U.S. after the nation’s parliament voted to ban some of the items it had agreed to accept on Oct. 22, 2009. Taiwan’s rejection of ground beef and offal from the U.S. is indicative of the current backslide in trade negotiations between the U.S. and its trading partners in the
2010 January 8
Following a seven-month investigation, the University of Idaho announced Jan. 4 that Dr. Marie Bulgin of the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center in Caldwell, ID, will be allowed to resume her full duties as a teacher, researcher, and administrator. According to Jack McIvar, vice president of research for the university, the investigation, which centered on Bulgin’s 2009 testimony
by WLJ
2010 January 8
USDA released new regulations governing crop subsidies last week after more than a year of wrangling over the 2008 Farm Bill which called for more restrictions on payments to corporate and large family operations. The rules, which were originally written by the administration of George Bush, went into effect last Thursday and will block payments to
by WLJ
2010 January 6
Property values in the Southwest have been fluctuating over the past couple of years since the end of the real estate boom in the region. However, according to Max Kiehne of Centerfire Real Estate in Los Lunas, NM, prices have mostly stabilized in the region and in some cases are beginning to show signs of improvement. He said the inventory in
by WLJ
2009 December 31
In what is likely to be one of the first of many challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed a petition last week in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals against EPA’s endangerment finding. The finding is the first step on the
2009 December 31
More than 500 gray wolves died in the Northern Rockies during 2009, the same year wolves were removed from Idaho and Montana endangered species lists. Hunting, killings in response to livestock attacks, and natural causes are attributed to the record rise. The regional wolf count was 1,650 at the year’s start. However, since September
by WLJ
2009 December 31
Legislators are expected to vote on the amendment in early 2010, Wang Jin-pyng, president of the islands legislature, said after the ruling Kuomintang party and opposition Democratic Progressive Party came to an in-principle agreement to reinstate the ban.