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2010 December 3
In an attempt to aid management of the greater sage grouse in western states, the Bureau of Land Management released on Nov. 23 a range-wide breeding density map of the bird’s populations. The map identifies density of sage grouse populations across its range based on estimation of male grouse attendance at
by WLJ
2010 December 3
The push to end subsidies for the ethanol industry got stronger last week as a group of environmentalists, food activists, livestock producers, food companies, taxpayer organizations and others sent a request to Congress to allow the 45 cent per gallon ethanol tax credit to expire at the end of the year.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
The Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510), which looked to be set to sail toward passage two weeks ago, may now be hung up on a technicality that wont be easy to overcome. The bill, which passed the Senate last week on a 73 to 25 vote on Nov. 30, was passed with an amendment that may derail the bill.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
For the fifth week in a row, beef exports exceeded 35.2 million pounds and remained well above pre-BSE 2003 levels, according to a report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Exports to Mexico (8.8 million pounds) continued their rebound, and volumes remained strong to other markets, including Korea (5.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
The Washington Cattlemens Association (WCA) and the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) claimed a huge victory one day after filing a lawsuit against the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in the United States District Court Western District of Washington.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
A carefully timed diet high in roughage like hay may well reduce the incidence of bovine respiratory disease, also known as shipping fever, scientists reported last week.
by DTN
2010 December 3
Midwest farmland values rose for the fourth consecutive quarter, posting the largest increase in two years, as high crop and livestock prices fueled a surge in agricultural income, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Over 19 years later, ANLS has now awarded 613 students a total of $612,409. The Scholarship Committee recently selected and awarded $18,500 in scholarships for the spring 2011 semester.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
A Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, The Cornucopia Institute, announced last week that it is filing a formal legal complaint in an attempt to immediately halt the US- DA from allowing factory farms producing organic milk from bringing conventional dairy cattle onto their farms.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
Analyst explains their linked and bullish outlook The No. 1 one factor in cattle feeding profit or loss is not fed or feeder cattle price, beef demand, or the nations shrinking cow herd.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) last week issued the final rule for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) which defines requirements for participants and incorporates changes to program implementation requested by the public. The final rule can be viewed at www.
by WLJ
2010 December 3
The beef checkoff-funded training sessions at livestock auction markets and other venues where cattle producers meet to discuss improved stockmanship methods, as well as the pivotal role producers play in sustaining beef quality for consumers. Pate has been conducting livestock handling programs nationally and internationally for over 10 years.
by WLJ
2010 November 24
With a full agenda, the renewal of biofuels tax credits maybe in danger of slipping past the expiration deadline. That uncertainty is causing concern among ethanol producers and, in particular, biodiesel manufactures who could face a bleak future if Congress fails to act before the end
2010 November 24
The current lame duck session of the 111th Congress may be preparing to vote on an omnibus public lands bill that packages together a raft of public lands proposals under one piece of legislation. The bill, proposed by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, chairman of the Energy and
by WLJ
2010 November 24
Cattle on feed numbers rose 3.2 percent from year earlier totals, according to USDA. The number of cattle in U.S. feed yards reached 11.5 million head as of Nov. 1, slightly higher than pre-report expectations, lending some bearish pressure to the cattle markets last week. On feed numbers were
by WLJ
2010 November 19
The most sweeping reform of food industry oversight, Senate Bill 510, also known as the Food Safety Modernization Act, moved a step closer to passage last week after the Senate voted 74-25 to move the bill forward last Wednesday. The bill, which has bipartisan support in the Senate and is
by WLJ
2010 November 12
The cost of the proposed Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration competition reform regulations will reach somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.5 billion annually, according to a study conducted by Informa Economics. It will also result in lost tax revenue of $359 million annually and cost the livestock


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