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by WLJ
2009 March 13
According Accordin to the results of a natio national survey just released, consumers are confident in the safety of their ground grou beef, steaks and roasts despite a rise in their overa overall concern about food safety in i recent months.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
At the American-International Charolais Association (AICA) Spring Board of Directors Meeting, March 1-2, in Kansas City, MO, Arnold and Carol Wienk were welcomed into the AICA Hall of Fame as nominated by fellow Charolais breeders for continued service and dedication to the Charolais breed.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
Eighty-four percent of U.S. agricultural professionals surveyed say the probability that many producers will experience financial stress in the next three years is ?high or very high.? This from a recently completed survey of 2,300 professionals?agricultural producers, agricultural economists, consultants, educators and lenders?in all 50 states.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
Though confronted by numerous challenges, America?s young farmers and ranchers express a high level of optimism about agriculture and say they are better off than they were five years ago. Those are the general findings of the American Farm Bureau Federation?s (AFBF) 17th annual survey of young farmers and ranchers (YFR).
by WLJ
2009 March 13
There are a number of factors that go into determining how to best incorporate the use of artificial insemination (AI) into the breeding strategy for an operation. Large operations, particularly commercial operations, have traditionally been resistant to adopting the use of AI.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
Integrated Management Information Inc. (IMI Global), a leading provider of verification and Internet solutions in the agricultural/ livestock industry, last week launched VerifiedGreen, a verification program that caters to producers and consumers who are committed to reducing their carbon footprint.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
The report, which details the findings of a national online poll of 1,059 consumers conducted in November 2008, was released last week at the 2009 Annual Meat Conference. AMI and FMI published this consumer research which was sponsored by Sealed Air?s Cryovac Food Packaging Division.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
As higher costs and environmental concerns about fossil fuels push more people to buy locally produced food, demand for livestock raised on pastures and rangelands?rather than in feed lots?is spurring a return to greater reliance on native rangelands and cultivated pastures.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
During 2008, when markets were up limit one day and down limit the next, hedge funds and index traders caught the wrath of farmers, elevator grain merchandisers, and others who alleged improper activity and illegal market manipulation. So far, the regulators have not hauled any one or any company off to jail for such improprieties. But why?
by DTN
2009 March 13
While strong 2008 incomes and years of conservative borrowing have kept U.S. farmers in a relatively good credit situation heading into planting season, the long-term outlook is less positive, analysts said.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
Feeding of corn co-products like distillers grains and corn gluten has changed the mineral balance in winter cattle diets, said Dennis Bauer, University of Nebraska Extension educator. Those products are really high in phosphorus, Bauer said.
by DTN
2009 March 13
USDA last Wednesday lowered both U.S. corn and soybean ending stocks for 2008-09 as higher ethanol use buoyed corn usage while soybeans got a bump in record exports to China. ?U.S.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
A recent ruling against the environmental group Western Watersheds Project (WWP) in a U.S. district court has signaled a strong victory for ranchers and federal land management agencies who battle legal onslaughts from groups like WWP and others which seek to prevent grazing on public lands.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Private holdings in the West are not just important to those who own and operate them, they also provide key benefits to publicly-owned land throughout the West. That?s one thing participants at the recent Western Range Summit discussed as the Public Land Council held a meeting in Salt Lake City, Feb.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week issued a warning over the problems that could arise if nations, particularly the U.S., resort to protectionist trade policies during the current economic crisis.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
A dedication to learning, improvement and good animal husbandry helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Tim and Delarie Kessler of Kessler Livestock, Leola, SD.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) is doing what no other horse-related organization in the nation has attempted?give a horse to a trainer for 90 days and guarantee $700 in payment with the promise to help market the trainer and the horse to the public.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
A bill introduced to the Colorado House of Representatives by Cory Gardner, R- Yuma, intended to protect landowners from overzealous wildlife officials has failed, but there is still a chance for common property rights to prevail if all goes well in upcoming legislative meetings.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Union County Extension agent David Graham has first-hand experience how an agricultural emergency plan prepares a community. His county had just finished the agriculture amendment to its emergency operations plan when the January 2007 blizzard buried some areas of northeastern New Mexico in more than 30 inches of snow and 10- to 15-foot drifts.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
In an effort to provide a solution to the over-population of horses in the U.S. since the last domestic slaughter plants were shuttered in Texas and Illinois two years ago, 12 states are considering the issue. Those states are in the process of either expressing support of the industry within their states or actively attempting to re-establish a plant.