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by WLJ
2010 April 19
WCA President Dick Coon was in the courtroom when the case was dismissed. I am extremely pleased with this outcome, not only for Easterday Ranches but, more importantly, for the entire livestock industry! Field said, This ruling will have a positive impact on the livestock industry thus allowing us to prosper and contribute to the states economy.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
As a director for Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON), Jim Hanna worked tirelessly to further the causes he believed in. One of those causes was ICON.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
The eventa prime rib dinner and auction at Grant County Fairgroundsis the second held by the ranchers, who are involved in ongoing litigation over grazing rights in the Malheur National Forest. The proceeds go to the OCAs Stewardship Fund to help cattle ranchers known as the Five Rivers Grazing Permittees fight their legal battle.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
Another title for this article could very well be: A lesson nearly learned the hard way. Quite a few years ago at the Eastern Oklahoma Pasture Research station, we were involved in a field study using synchronized mature cows in a natural breeding pasture.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
A change in leadership at two premier beef science entities holds potential for an enhanced collaborative relationship between the two.
by DTN
2010 April 19
Changing fluids and filters in your tractor is an important, sometimes overlooked, duty. Lets face it; its a pain. There is some significant cost to doing this maintenance, but it is money well spentand not all that much compared to the cost of a blown engine or replacing a transmission with gears ground to shards of scrap metal.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
Massey Ferguson announces the expansion of the Massey Ferguson 2600 Series utility tractor line to include a new turbocharged modelthe Massey Ferguson 2635 with 74 gross engine horsepower.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the availability of $61.2 million in financial assistance funding for Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) projects. This funding will help producers conserve surface and ground water and improve water quality on agricultural land.
by WLJ
2010 April 19
The purpose of the test is to compare growth and carcass traits among ram lambs raised under a similar environment, says Christopher Schauer, HREC director and animal scientist. Consignors will be given information on average daily gain, ribeye area and fat thickness data for each ram.
by WLJ
2010 April 16
Last week, Arizona’s legislature passed a tough new immigration law which expands the ability of the state’s law enforcement officers to stop and verify the immigration status of any individual that they feel may be in the country without documentation. The law also goes a step
by WLJ
2010 April 16
The good spring moisture conditions that have cattle producers chasing feeder cattle to very good price levels have also pushed the 2010 prospective hay crop well above last year’s levels. According to USDA’s prospective plantings report issued late last month, hay growers intend to boost acreage
by WLJ
2010 April 16
A growing number of livestock organizations are rallying against the plan issued by USDA two weeks ago to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil. As part of the negotiation over the World Trade Organizations (WTO) ruling that the U.S. unfairly supports cotton growers, WTO allowed retaliatory tariffs to be placed on U.
by WLJ
2010 April 9
USDA, in an attempt to broker a deal over cotton subsidies with Brazil, has agreed to consider imports of beef and pork from Brazil. As a result, U.S. cattle producers could soon find themselves competing with cheaper imports of fresh beef from the country which still has
by WLJ
2010 April 9
The Challis, ID, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office has revoked the federal land grazing permit for Western Watersheds Project (WWP). The group had been sitting on the permits encompassing thousands of acres without grazing them appropriately. According to BLM, that failure
2010 April 9
When Karl Patton was awoken on the night of March 20 by the sound of barking dogs, he instinctively knew trouble was afoot. His dogs were sounding a full retreat, and the 60 cows in the pair pasture adjacent to his house were anxiously calling for their calves.
by WLJ
2010 April 9
The South Dakota Beef Industry Council recently collaborated with other Midwestern beef councils to ensure that beef had a major presence at the American Culinary Federation central region conference in Indianapolis, IN. Several hundred chefs, culinary educators and industry partners throughout the Midwest attended the four-day event.
by DTN
2010 April 9
The state of Colorado last week unveiled its final plan to guide management of 4.2 million acres of roadless lands within the states 11 national forests and submitted it for federal approval.


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