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by WLJ
2010 January 15
The associations Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) stood at 97.8 in November, down 0.2 percent from its October level. In addition, the RPI remained below 100 for the 25th consecutive month, which signifies contraction in the index of key industry indicators.
by DTN
2010 January 15
The correlation between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the monthly close of the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index (which tracks a basket of commodities) is a very strong 93 percent, and between the dollar and the CRB is a negative 99 percent, Newsom said.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
Spring and autumn have become the seasons of choice for calving seasons in Oklahoma, but tremendous differences exist as to what months within each of those seasons are primary times for most of the calves to be born.
2010 January 15
Commercial farmers are going to have credit options going into 2010, but traditional bankers may not be a lending option, and small farmers could struggle more than larger farmers to get credit, a major leader in the Farm Credit system says.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
The American Angus Associations Gateway program helps producers capture the value of age- and source-verified cattle.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
Since the late 1970s, expected progeny differences (EPDs) have changed the way beef producers make selection and mating decisions. Dr. Matt Spangler, assistant professor and beef genetics extension specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says the introduction of EPDs empowered producers to make better decisions, leading to faster genetic progress.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
The 2009 class of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmens Academy (YSA) graduated Dec. 4 at the KLA Convention in Wichita. Fort Dodge Animal Health partnered with KLA to host 20 members for a series of four seminars throughout the year..
by WLJ
2010 January 15
In Oregon, California and other western states, infestations of medusahead have marched across rangeland habitats like the Genghis Khan of grasses.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
An exceptional cattle producer and livestock auction market operator was named the 2010 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award winner for his focus on animal care practices. Morris Larson, Spencer Livestock Sales of Spencer, IA, was honored at the Iowa Cattlemens Association Annual Convention in Ames, IA, on Jan.
by DTN
2010 January 15
Russia, which does not belong to the WTO, lowered its quota for U.S. poultry this year. But industry officials believe the chlorine issue will be worked out because Russia cannot yet produce enough to meet its needs..
by DTN
2010 January 15
Cruising down a two-lane blacktop where the Catlow Rim drops down into a broad valley of sagebrush and bunchgrass, ranch manager Stacy Davies pulls his pickup over to let pass a herd of young bulls being trailed along the road by a couple of his buckaroos, as ranch hands are called here.
by DTN
2010 January 15
Often, wills have been written with an expectation the estate tax structure that has been in place for years would continue, estate planners say. The wills typically direct that assets that are not subject to estate tax be passed on to childrenfor 2009, up to $3.
by WLJ
2010 January 15
A composite is a hybrid breed made up of at least two component breeds, explained Brett Barham, Ph.D., an Extension livestock specialist for the University of Arkansas. Its design retains heterosis in future generations without a complicated crossbreeding program and producers can maintain the genetic composition as they would with a pure breed.
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.


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