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by WLJ
2017 June 16
He was born on June 14, 1938 in Hamilton, the son of Elwood and Velma Crowell Holland. Ron graduated from Hamilton High School in 1955. After graduation, he worked for several farmers and also on an oil drilling rig in the area. He then served in the United States Army at Fort Carson, CO.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
CS Beef Packers began processing cattle at its new facility in Kuna, ID, on May 30, according to a press release. The meat packing facility was created through a joint venture between the J.R. Simplot Company and Caviness Beef Packers.
by DTN
2017 June 9
Ron Suppes told members of the House Agriculture Committee last Wednesday he would rather be back in Kansas planting his spring crop, but protecting international aid from budget cuts was important enough for him to take time out just to explain it to them.
by USDA
2017 June 9
“County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally to best serve their needs,” said Acting FSA Administrator Chris Beyerhelm. “We strongly encourage all eligible producers to visit their local FSA office today to find out how to get involved in their county’s election.
2017 June 9
“I encourage cattle producers to stream this series if they are interested in receiving information and insight on the many steps which go into designing the genetic framework of the cow herd, starting with heifer development,” said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension cow-calf field specialist.
by DTN
2017 June 9
The town of Ashland, KS, lies along what was once a military road from Fort Dodge (near Dodge City, KS) to the north and Fort Supply, OK, in the Indian Territory to the south. The town of 816 people sits along the road where soldiers and supplies moved nearly 150 years ago.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
In a press release, OIE said the aim is to achieve “A world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that complement the pursuit of animal health, human wellbeing, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
Don owned and operated the Don Oppliger Companies, which include feedlots, farms and ranches spread across roughly 150,000 acres in Texas, New Mexico and Nebraska. He began his business in 1980 with rented farmland in Hereford, TX, and quickly began expanding it with the purchase of a 15,000-head feedlot in Farwell, TX.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
The trial involving Beef Products Inc. (BPI) against ABC News over news reports about lean, finely textured beef (LFTB) started last week in Union County Court located in Elk Point, SD.
by DTN
2017 June 9
Last week, J&F Investments, the firm that controls JBS SA, agreed to pay a fine of $3.2 billion (10.3 billion reais) for its role in a bribery scandal that involved Brazilian President Michel Temer, as well as past presidents in the country. Reuters reported JBS will have 25 years to pay off the fine.
by WLJ
2017 June 9
The brucellosis eradication program that began in the 1930s was wildly successful. On the human front, it took a zoonotic disease that infected roughly 6,000 people annually in the 1940s down to roughly 160 cases annually today, with nearly all of those infections being contracted abroad.


2017 June 9
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court on May 30, claims the brand law is unconstitutional and puts an unreasonable burden on commerce. It also seeks injunctive relief prohibiting the future enforcement of the Brand Act as well as other appropriate relief, includ ing.
2017 June 9
We left Cody and meandered through the Shoshone National Forest and up into Yellowstone National Park, hearing stories of wildlife and wayward 19th century tourists told by our local guides. Anecdotes of the ebb and flow of the ungulate populations with the influx of the wolf and population growth of the grizzly bear were ecology lessons in disguise.


2017 June 2
President Donald Trump campaigned on promises of reviewing and renegotiating U.S. trade agreements with other countries. On May 18 he started to make good on that promise as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress of the president’s intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

2017 June 2
The markets were surprisingly strong last week following the crash seen the prior Friday. Cash was up and the futures market saw limit-up trade late in the week. It went from being a relatively uneventful short Memorial Day week to a very exciting market.





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