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by WLJ
2009 September 18
In California, the state with the highest population and the largest agriculture economy, the battle over providing enough water for people, agriculture and environmental pressures is continuous. But the fact remains that water in the Golden State is a precious resource.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
JBS SA announced last Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Pilgrims Pride, the nations largest poultry producer. JBS will buy a 64 percent stake in the company for $800 million, paving the way for the embattled company to exit bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
A group of ranching and conservation organizations announced they have come together to form a coalition to enhance ranching practices that consider important conservation issues throughout the West.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
The Senate voted 57-40 two weeks ago to confirm Cass Sunstein as the new administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). As OIRA administrator, Sunstein will review and approve or reject all regulations promulgated by the Obama administration, thus giving him great power to influence these regulations.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
For the upcoming 2009-10 academic year, the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is proud to announce its Stewardship Fund Scholarship winners. Scholarships went to five collegebound Oregonians, each receiving a prestigious $1,000 academic award.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
An increase in the number of trichomoniasis (trich) cases being reported is a concern of cow/calf producers across the High Plains ahead of this fall and next springs calving seasons.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
Rather than gripe about poor prices paid for their calves, beef producers should find the value of their calves by feeding them out. At the end of a feedout, the calves are sold to packers based on carcass value.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region or nation.
by WLJ
2009 September 18
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) hosted a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, MT, earlier this summer. Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.
by WLJ
2009 September 11
USDAs latest corn crop progress shows that this years plantings are catching up on average maturity in many areas. Although the crop still lags behind the normal maturity pace, the crop was rated 69 percent good-to-excellent, 8 percent above last years crop, mostly as a result of good moisture in most areas through the summer.
2009 September 11
Two juvenile wolves that have been killing livestock in Oregons Baker County have finally been removed, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). According to officials, the two problem wolves were shot and killed from a helicopter by representatives of the USDAs Wildlife Services division on the morning of Sept.
by WLJ
2009 September 11
Smithfield Foods Inc. posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss last Tuesday, hurt by low hog prices and a drop in pork sales due in part to consumer nervousness over the H1N1 flu.
by WLJ
2009 September 11
West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in seven more horses, including one in Franklin County, the first confirmed equine case in the county for 2009, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced last week. Two of the horses have been put down; the other five are recovering.
by WLJ
2009 September 11
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHF WHC) is seeking nominations for the 2010 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame induction round. This year, MCHFWHC will honor those historical figures who have had an impact on Montanas western heritage in the years 1860 to 1940.
by WLJ
2009 September 11
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess announced last week that nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers are being accepted through Oct. 5, 2009.


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