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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 16, 2017
Vernon Sanders, 94, passed away on Jan. 6, 2017 following a series of health issues. He was born in San Francisco in 1922. During World War II he served years in the U.S. Army, retiring as Field Artillery Captain, followed by five years in the Army Reserve.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 16, 2017
New World Screwworms—flesh-eating maggots of the fly by the same name—were first found in the endangered Key deer in the National Key Deer Refuge on the Big Pine Key in October 2016. The Big Pine Key is among the most westerly—and thereby most removed from the mainland— of Florida’s string of keys.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 16, 2017
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced the expansion of a unique service for farmers and ranchers. FSA’s Bridges to Opportunity program provides a one-stop shop that connects producers with resources, programs and educational services offered across the department, as well as from other USDA partner organizations.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 16, 2017
Whoever says Congress can’t act quickly might have blinked too long to have seen the REINS Act pass the House. This aptlynamed effort to rein in federal agency power has advanced farther in the process to become law in less than three days than its three predecessors did in months.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 6, 2017
Past Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) joined with Rep. Ron DeSantis (R- FL6) last Tuesday with a proposed constitutional amendment. Senate Joint Resolution 2 (S. J. Res. 2) would amend the U.S. Constitution to limit senators to two six-year terms, and representatives to three two-year terms.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jan 6, 2017
Frank Litterst, Jr., passed away on Dec. 26, 2016 at his home in College Station, TX, at the age of 94. He was born in Harris County, TX, on June 15, 1922. He graduated from Houston Lamar High School in 1939. He entered Texas A & M University (TAMU) in the fall of 1939, a proud member of the Class of 1943 (the class that won the war).
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jan 6, 2017
The calendar turned to 2017 with many resolutions made. What do you resolve for your operation this year? What plan have you and your team made to improve profits, expand or cut costs in 2017? In most cases each team member has ideas for the plan, but rarely does anyone put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard to capture these ideas.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 30, 2016
Belezzuoli graduated from St. Rose-McCarthy Catholic School in 1969, Hanford High in 1973, attended College of the Sequoias and graduated from the Missouri Auction School as a Colonel in 1974. He showed beef cattle in 4-H and FFA and played basketball for Hanford High School.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Dec 30, 2016
Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greatens has named Chris Chinn to serve as the state’s Secretary of Agriculture. Making the announcement on Facebook, Greatens said, “Our farmers and ranchers form the backbone of Missouri. Every day, men and women across the state wake up before dawn and do hard work to make quality, affordable food for our families.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Dec 30, 2016
Political correctness has taught that words matter. Collaboration is defined as “the act of performing work or labor together; especially literary work or scientific research.” The problem is that BLM’s authorized officers will determine what is scientific instead of decisions based on cooperation.


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