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by WLJ
2010 January 15
Bob was involved in agriculture even as a young man. He graduated from Dow City High School in 1943 and joined the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Iwo Jima and Saipan until the end of World War II. After returning home, he attended Iowa State University at Ames where he majored in animal husbandry.
by WLJ
2010 January 8
Taiwan, last Tuesday, overturned the country’s plan to expand beef trade with the U.S. after the nation’s parliament voted to ban some of the items it had agreed to accept on Oct. 22, 2009. Taiwan’s rejection of ground beef and offal from the U.S. is indicative of the current backslide in trade negotiations between the U.S. and its trading partners in the
2010 January 8
Following a seven-month investigation, the University of Idaho announced Jan. 4 that Dr. Marie Bulgin of the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center in Caldwell, ID, will be allowed to resume her full duties as a teacher, researcher, and administrator. According to Jack McIvar, vice president of research for the university, the investigation, which centered on Bulgin’s 2009 testimony
by WLJ
2010 January 8
USDA released new regulations governing crop subsidies last week after more than a year of wrangling over the 2008 Farm Bill which called for more restrictions on payments to corporate and large family operations. The rules, which were originally written by the administration of George Bush, went into effect last Thursday and will block payments to
by WLJ
2010 January 6
Property values in the Southwest have been fluctuating over the past couple of years since the end of the real estate boom in the region. However, according to Max Kiehne of Centerfire Real Estate in Los Lunas, NM, prices have mostly stabilized in the region and in some cases are beginning to show signs of improvement. He said the inventory in
by WLJ
2009 December 31
In what is likely to be one of the first of many challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed a petition last week in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals against EPA’s endangerment finding. The finding is the first step on the
2009 December 31
More than 500 gray wolves died in the Northern Rockies during 2009, the same year wolves were removed from Idaho and Montana endangered species lists. Hunting, killings in response to livestock attacks, and natural causes are attributed to the record rise. The regional wolf count was 1,650 at the year’s start. However, since September
by WLJ
2009 December 31
Legislators are expected to vote on the amendment in early 2010, Wang Jin-pyng, president of the islands legislature, said after the ruling Kuomintang party and opposition Democratic Progressive Party came to an in-principle agreement to reinstate the ban.
2009 December 31
Cory King, a manager at Double C Farms who operates a 400-acre feedlot near Burley, ID, has been ordered to pay $5,000 in fines, plus serve three years of probation and four months of home detention, following his conviction for violating federal...
by WLJ
2009 December 31
The event, which will be held in the centers conference room, begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from Paul Nyren, center director. Ken Grafton, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, will follow with opening remarks.
by DTN
2009 December 31
Cellulosic-ethanol production, a cornerstone of the U.S. governments plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is earmarked to overtake corn ethanol over the next decade. But the industrys expected takeoff could be delayed by a year.
by WLJ
2009 December 31
Short grazing periods on multiple paddocks within a pasture can not only restore forage conditions, but also profit margins, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Richard Teague, AgriLife Research range ecologist in Vernon, TX, has been studying the benefits of multi-paddock grazing for the past eight years.
2009 December 31
Tom McDonnell, executive vice president of the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) since April 2009, has resigned his position effective Dec. 8. Contacted by Western Livestock Journal, McDonnell declined to comment about his resignation, but said he was considering several promising options.
by WLJ
2009 December 31
The 2010 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale is fast approaching and promises to be another outstanding display of western art. The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is proud to continue their collaboration with the Denver Art Museums Petrie Institute of Western American Art and present WinterWest, Denvers Premier Western Art Celebration.
by WLJ
2009 December 31
Thinking about selling, leasing, bartering or even giving away a breeding bull? On Jan. 1, Texas bulls that undergo a change of ownership (except to slaughter) must be either certified as a virgin bull or be tested first for cattle trichomoniasis, a protozoal disease that can cause cows to abort very early in pregnancy.
by DTN
2009 December 31
As much as 100 million bushels of U.S. corn could be lost after heavy snowstorms in recent days likely delayed until spring the final stages of an already historically slow harvest, analysts and meteorologists said last Monday..
by WLJ
2009 December 31
Basse says beef consumption in the U.S. is at its lowest level in 12 years, but demand around the world is increasing with population and wealth from India to China. Until 1998, the average Chinese person made less than $1,000 a year. Today, its $3,900 and rising.
by WLJ
2009 December 24
Concerns over the impact of the midsummer detection of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a Rock County, NE, herd appear to be easing as the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) nears the end of its epidemiological testing. The investigation has included the tracing and testing of about 20,000 head of cattle.
2009 December 24
Despite blizzards and snarled air traffic nationwide, a diverse crowd of cattle producers, range scientists and government agency employees from across the country turned out to attend last week’s Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel in Sparks, NV.


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