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by WLJ
2009 January 2
In keeping with the general economy and beef markets, the steers fed in the recently completed Missouri Steer Feedout lost more money per head than any group since the program began in 1981. Eldon Cole, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, says the $154.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
The second annual Washington State University (WSU) Okanogan County Extension Beef Information Day is slated for Jan. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Okanogan Inn Suites in Okanogan.
by WLJ
2009 January 2
As consumer attitudes towards the source of their food change, so do the minds of many school lunch planners who have adopted, or at least researched, a switch to meat and produce which is locally raised.
by WLJ
2008 December 31
The federal government made revisions last week to regulations regarding how the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce would handle the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on endangered species.
by WLJ
2008 December 31
The 2009 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is gearing up for its two-week run and preparing for another big year. The 103rd annual show will run Jan. 10-25, 2009, at the historic Denver Stockyards. There will be a wide variety of exciting and educational events for visitors, and tough competition for livestock producers at this years event.
by WLJ
2008 December 31
Any hope farmers had of receiving full payment on their corn contracts from VeraSun Energy Corp. may have evaporated at the hands of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Delaware who ruled recently that the ethanol producer can accept or reject corn contracts within 10 days of their due dates.
by WLJ
2008 December 30
Canada’s request for consultations on the matter of the U.S.’s country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program with the World Trade Organization (WTO) has recently been joined by Mexico.
by WLJ
2008 December 30
Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer recently made the announcement that USDA intends to establish a new agency, called the Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets (OESM), along with a federal government-wide Conservation and Land Management Environmental Services Board (CLMESB).
by WLJ
2008 December 30
In order to better match supply with shrinking demand, Tyson Foods Inc. is cutting both beef and chicken production, the latter of which marks a significant development in the poultry industry, according to Stephens Inc. analyst Farha Aslam. While the beef cuts are positive, the chicken cuts are truly significant, Aslam wrote in a note to investors.
by WLJ
2008 December 30
A lot of long hours and expense are invested into harvesting quality forages and storing them for use at a later time. As a producer, you wouldnt dream of throwing away one-third of the forages that were intended to be fed to the cow herd. Many times, thats what happens when livestock are allowed unlimited access to hay in a feeding situation.
by WLJ
2008 December 30
People who study change and its causes have observed that change is often caused by a disturbance. Production agriculture is in a period of rapid change, with an economic environment that many have never experienced.
by WLJ
2008 December 19
President-elect Barack Obama last week named former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to be the next secretary of agriculture. The former presidential candidate and two-term Iowa governor has been a strong supporter of the ethanol industry and pushed biofuels research during his time in office and as a candidate in the primary campaigns.
2008 December 19
After weeks of speculation surrounding who would be President-elect Barack Obamas choice for secretary of the Interior, Sen. Ken Salazar, D-CO, has been confirmed as the next leader of the department. It was announced on Monday, Dec. 15 that Salazar was Obamas pick, followed by Salazars acceptance of the position on Dec.
by WLJ
2008 December 19
The National Western Stock Show named Richard L. Robinson and Edward A. Robinson the 2009 Citizens of the West. The brothers will accept the prestigious award at the annual award dinner on Jan. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
2008 December 19
He is always there, hes always reliable, and is truly a friend of the National Western Stock Show (NWSS). Virgil Holtgrewe has been a familiar face at NWSS for more than 40 years and has actively volunteered his time for 20 of those years helping guests, exhibitors and management put on the granddaddy of all livestock shows.
by WLJ
2008 December 19
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced last week that the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), its former chief executive officer.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Agiculture Secretary Ed Schafer recently led a U.S. Agribusiness Trade and Investment Mission to the Central American region Sept. 21-24 to further promote two-way cooperation, trade and investment between the U.S. and companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
by WLJ
2008 December 16
Massive beef recalls in both the U.S. and Canada in 2008 prompted many consumer watchdog groups to question the sanitation procedures of beef plants and to worry that USDAs and CFIAs inspection processes are inadequate. This news from CFIA is extremely encouraging, said Graeme McRae, Bioniche CEO.


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