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by WLJ
2015 December 4
Wright was appointed to the WBC in 2012 by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead as a representative of range cattle producers and was reappointed to a second term in 2015. Wright also serves as one of Wyoming’s three directors to the Federation of State Beef Councils.


by WLJ
2015 December 4
The National Western Stock Show has named former Wyoming Gov. Mike Sullivan the 2016 Citizen of the West, an award that recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of the western pioneer and perpetuate the West’s agricultural heritage and ideals.


by WLJ
2015 November 30
The Western Folklife Center and its 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering recently announced the launch of the third annual spoken word poetry competition on YouTube for the next generation of poets ages 18-35.


by WLJ
2015 November 30
Youth scholarships: Four $500 scholarships are available to high school seniors planning to major in agriculture at a short course, vocational technical college or a four-year university. Any high school senior who has participated in FFA, 4-H, any of the various breed organizations or any other agricultural organizations is eligible to apply.


by WLJ
2015 November 30
Students may receive one scholarship as a high school senior and one while in college for a maximum of two scholarships during their academic career. Students who have already received two scholarships through this program are not eligible to apply. For more information, visit www.


by WLJ
2015 November 30
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last week issued a second call for public nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory board. The BLM published its second request for nominations in the Federal Register on Nov. 25.


by WLJ
2015 November 30
The first incident report from private land in the Upper Williamson River area, states a rancher reported an injured 350-pound heifer on Oct. 31. The next morning the carcass of a different calf was found in the same pasture, and on Nov. 2 another injured calf was found.


by WLJ
2015 November 30
Cardinal Meat Specialists, Ltd., Vice President of Operations John Vatri will serve as Treasurer and Sara Lilygren, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Tyson Foods, Inc., will serve as Secretary. Dave McDonald, President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, LLC, will serve as immediate past chairman.


by WLJ
2015 November 30
“JBS has enjoyed a longstanding partnership with Mountain States and believes today’s announcement will benefit both parties, notably the more than 120 JBS team members who will have the opportunity to continue their careers in the U.S. lamb industry,” said Andre Nogueira, CEO, JBS USA.


2015 November 30
Vaccines are a vital part of keeping all livestock healthy. Vaccines help in the prevention of disease, which results in less utilization of antibiotics due to fewer sick animals. Vaccines provide protective immunity approximately 21 days following the initial vaccination in the majority of livestock.


2015 November 30
In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a University of California (UC) Davis animal scientist.


2015 November 30
The budget deal approved at the end of October includes plans to cut the rate of return for crop insurance companies from 14.5 percent to 8.9 percent, a cut of roughly 38 percent on the rate of return that translates into $300 million a year or $3 billion over 10 years.


2015 November 30
She had 11 surgeries following a collision involving a drunk driver five years ago. Two crushed ankles and a fused pelvis make it difficult to stand or sit in one spot for more than 10 minutes at a time. She walks for short periods with the aid of support braces.


2015 November 30
In the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had granted approval for the first genetically-modified animal for human consumption, the AquAdvantage salmon. The move was a milestone in the history of genetic modification (GM) technology, and was almost two decades in the making.


by WLJ
2015 November 20
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 30th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $50.11, a $0.70 increase from last year’s average of $49.41.


by WLJ
2015 November 20
The American Angus Association announced new members and officers elected to its board of directors during the 132nd Annual Convention of Delegates in Overland Park, KS.


by WLJ
2015 November 20
Leaders from five state departments of agriculture and 26 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations accompanied U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden on a mission to sub-Saharan Africa last week, to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products in that market.


2015 November 20
Keck recently hosted a unique entomophagy dinner event at a private residence near San Antonio, TX. More than 70 people paid $35 each to attend the Bug Banquet she coordinated to educate people on insects as a food source and to serve them unique foods prepared with insect ingredients.




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