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by WLJ
2010 January 29
During a time when countless challenges face the beef industry, checkoff-funded beef research, education and innovation (REI) efforts provide a foundation on which other checkoff communications and marketing programs can be built. By touching all segments of the beef industry, REI programs form a link from farm to fork.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gasses (GHG) met with several challenges last week as members of Congress attempted to block the regulations. Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senate Ag Committee chair Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, introduced bipartisan legislation last week condemning the finding.
by WLJ
2010 January 29
The Beginning Farmer Network, an organization made up of Iowa State University (ISU) students interested in entering farming, is sponsoring the Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 6 at the Memorial Union, ISU campus, Ames, IA.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
U.S. officials are working hard to reverse potentially damaging trade troubles over shipments of U.S. poultry to Russia, however, there are concerns that the problem may not be easily resolved. U.S. chicken and pork have been effectively shut out of Russia, the No. 1 export market for poultry and in the top five
2010 January 22
Open a magazine or switch on the television these days and it’s not unlikely that you’ll see an ad or an article that puts a negative spin on the cattle industry. Whether it’s animal rights activists, radical environmental groups, or global warming alarmists who are behind it, there is no shortage of misinformation about ranchers and
by WLJ
2010 January 22
According to an article published by Bloomberg last week, the pharmacy giant, Walgreen Co., plans to move into the fresh and prepared meals segment at 7,000 of its stores. The company plans to launch private-label products as it prepares to compete in the low-margin business.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
Dallas Horton, a longtime leader in the cattle industry, has been selected by faculty members of Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences as the 2010 Livestock Leader. Horton was recognized on Saturday, Jan. 16, during CSU Day at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.
2010 January 22
Soybean-based biodiesel production in the U.S. has come to a halt after Congress allowed a $1-per-gallon government tax incentive for the industry to expire on Dec. 31, National Biodiesel Board spokesman Michael Frohlich said last Tuesday.
by DTN
2010 January 22
With the potential of higher production costs and shift in crop acreage, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) shifted its position last Wednesday to oppose the House climate legislation that passed last June.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
Winners of the Young Farmers Ranchers (YFR) Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced earlier this month at the American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF) 91st annual meeting. Young farmers from around the U.
by DTN
2010 January 22
Taiwans Department of Health (DOH) promised to conduct vigorous inspections of U.S. bone-in beef following the arrival of the first batch of six packages of U.S. meat last week.
by DTN
2010 January 22
Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Greg Page noted the agribusiness gi ants earnings in the first half of the fiscal year were up 50 percent from the last half of the previous fiscal year amid cost controls and tapping both developed and faster-growing emerging markets.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
Beef feedlot owners, employees, veterinarians and others in the industry will learn the latest on feedlot health, animal welfare, the environment, economics and research at the 2010 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington, Bridgeport and Orange City, IA.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
Tennessee Livestock Producers (TLP), Columbia, TN, was honored with a Hereford Industry Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Darrell Ailshe, TLP general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
The award, which is comprised of $10,000 and an Aldo Leopold crystal, recognizes Colorado landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and sustainable management of natural resources.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
Cattle lungs are small, relative to the animals size and oxygen needs, said Dr. Joe Roder, DVM, at Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. Preserving healthy lung tissue is critical to the long-term performanceand even survival of cattle.
by WLJ
2010 January 22
The winter wheat grazing situation has been difficult to assess this year. There has been considerable interest in wheat grazing and a general feeling that there would be more stocker cattle grazing wheat than in the past couple of years.


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