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by WLJ
2011 July 1
Interested agriculture producers are encouraged to visit their local NRCS field office and fill out a 2011 EQIP application. The applications for this funding cycle will be accepted until July 22, 2011. These applications will be ranked and considered for funding by Aug.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
Sonoma County Farm Bureau will be honoring Clos du Bois vineyard and winery of Geyserville, CA, the Mulas Family of Sonoma Valley, CA, and Tom Crane, a fourth-generation Santa Rosa, CA-rancher, in recognition of excellence in conservation,...
by DTN
2011 July 1
The St. Louis, MO-company reported last Wednesday its net income rose to $680 million, or $1.26 per share, for the quarter ended May 31, compared with $384 million, or 70 cents a share, a year ago. It says revenue increased 21 percent to $3.59 billion..
by WLJ
2011 July 1
Unless it contains a viable program for agriculture, farm groups say they are prepared to oppose legislation introduced in Congress recently that would require all U.S. employers to check work authorizations against the federal database known as E-Verify.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
Washington State University (WSU) animal science experts are offering an artificial insemination (AI) short course in Pullman, Aug. 11-13. The course will be taught by David deAvila, a WSU research technician who has extensive experience in AI and in teaching AI to WSU undergraduates.
by DTN
2011 July 1
Kay Richardson generally culls his cows at fall weaning. But they best be looking sharp year-round because for this producer, culling never ends.
by DTN
2011 July 1
Take 90 F, add in about 98 percent humidity, and when you start to feel like youre wading through the day, you begin to see what cattlemen like Darrel Haynes deal with all summer long.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
The The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Committee recently awarded $20,100 in scholarships for the fall 2011 semester. The ANLS Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Over 20 years later, ANLS has now awarded 630 students totaling over $630,000.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
A study that analyzes differing techniques for dry aging of U.S. beef destined for international markets has been completed for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF) by researchers at Oklahoma State Universitys (OSU) Department of Animal Science. Funding for the research was provided by the Oklahoma Beef Council.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) recognized the outstanding efforts of several members and industry friends during the associations 2011 annual convention held at the Steamboat Sheraton in Steamboat Springs, CO.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) honors one individual during their Annual Convention by awarding them the CCA Honorary Life Member award, the highest honor among CCA members. During the 2011 Annual Convention held in Steamboat Springs, CO, CCA bestowed this award on Jim Isgar.
by WLJ
2011 July 1
David Mendenhall of Rocky Ford, CO, became the 2011-2012 president of the Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) on June 22 during the associations 144th annual convention in Steamboat Springs, CO.
2011 June 24
Located 16 miles east of Oakland, CA, in the greater San Francisco Bay area, the town of Walnut Creek is a haven for well-off commuters who prefer the pastoral beauty of the town’s publically-owned open spaces to San Francisco’s urban hustle and bustle. With an average income over $85,000, and the average
by WLJ
2011 June 24
The ban that animal rights activists pushed to protect the U.S. horse population has had a negative impact on horse welfare. While the debate over horse slaughter is over for now, researchers at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) have determined that Congress and USDA would be well advised to
by WLJ
2011 June 24
USDA’s Cattle on Feed report, released June 17, showed a decline in the number of cattle on feed from the prior month, however, numbers remain well above June 1, 2010, levels. The report said there are 10.9 million head in U.S. feedlots of 1,000 head or more, an increase of 4 percent from year-earlier
by WLJ
2011 June 24
According to information from USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Chihuahuas status for bovine tuberculosis (TB) will be downgraded from Modified Accredited to Accredited Preparatory as of Aug. 18, 2011. However, shorter-term actions are also being taken now to address the interim animal health risks.
by DTN
2011 June 24
Southeast producers are realizing they need to move their calves to save the cows. In some places, cattlemen are down to little or no forage at all and other feed sources are all in short supply. That report, from John Moseley Jr., marks a shift in the mindset of southeast cattlemen this year and another turning point for the market.


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