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Markets
by WLJ
May 27, 2016
There are a few agricultural producers still active who remember the 1980s and the difficult times that persisted throughout much of the decade. For those unfamiliar with the stress many producers experienced during that time, a reflection back provides a comparison and may provide insight into what to expect for the next few years.


News
by WLJ
May 27, 2016
Can you hear me? Yes. But are you listening? Agricultural representatives were active in Washington, D.C., last week as both the House of Representatives and the Senate held a variety of hearings on issues facing agriculture. The markets and the farm economy were particularly of interest in the hearings that spanned Tuesday through Thursday.


News
by WLJ
May 27, 2016
While consumption of beef is down over the past decade, burgers endure as a mainstay of the modern American diet. A new report from the market research firm Mintel reveals that not only do 82 percent of consumers agree that burgers are a good source of nutrients, but another 80 percent would pay more for burgers made with premium ingredients.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 27, 2016
For most, I doubt that you do because we all should know that a fish out of water dies. Perhaps it took a sad day growing up, when the goldfish was found at the bottom of the bowl, to realize someone did not hold up his or her commitment to the fish and provide water.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 27, 2016
There are many words we use every day that somehow defy precise definition. Turning those fuzzy words over to the government to set food standards is a big mistake. Two words under consideration for definition by the FDA are “natural” and “healthy.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 27, 2016
One of the “small” but very important aspects of nutrition involves adequate mineral intake. Minerals are solid chemical compounds that when given in proper amounts will interact with normal biological processes in the body in order to maintain nerve function, digestion, hormone control, and several other pathways.


Markets
by WLJ
May 20, 2016
“This is the culmination of many months of work by U.S. government officials, as well as the U.S. meat industry, and we are very excited to resume exporting lamb to Taiwan,” said Dr. Dennis Stiffler, Chief Executive Officer of Mountain States Rosen, a producer-owned and operated processor and distributor of lamb and veal products.


News
by WLJ
May 20, 2016
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report May 18 on the economic benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the U.S. economy. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner said this report confirms that TPP not only levels the playing field for U.


News
by WLJ
May 20, 2016
The Shasta Historical Society in Redding, CA, recently recognized Ellington Peek, owner of the Shasta Livestock Auction Yard and Western Video Market (WVM) in Cottonwood, CA. The program, “Ellington Peek: The man behind the Shasta Livestock Auction Yard,” highlighted his impact on the surrounding community and on the national livestock market.


News
by WLJ
May 20, 2016
found no conclusive evidence of cause-and-effect relationships between GE crops and environmental problems. However, the complex nature of assessing long-term environmental changes often made it difficult to reach definitive conclusions,” the committee pointed out in the report’s summary.


News
by WLJ
May 20, 2016
“The goal of this program is to help aspiring ranchers develop an equity position in a ranching operation. Not only do these students leave college owning livestock, but the student herd here is also a very effective teaching tool while students are enrolled at NCTA,” says Dean Ron Rosati.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 20, 2016
In a stunning display of federal overreach, on March 1, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Geological Service (collectively EPA) issued a “Scientific Investigations Report” draft report arguing that the Clean Water Act (CWA) can also be used to regulate the amount of water in the nation’s rivers and streams.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 20, 2016
Serious divisiveness among Klamath Irrigation District (KID) board of directors is mirrored by equally serious divisiveness occurring within the Flathead Joint Board of Control (FJBC) located upon the Flathead Indian Reservation. The issue in common, of course, is water and who controls it.


News
by WLJ
May 13, 2016
“The horses at Fonner Parker were quarantined for 21 days where they were monitored closely. During that time, no further cases were confirmed so the quarantine has been lifted,” said Hughes.


News
by WLJ
May 13, 2016
Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released last week by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) shows. Farmers also believe that creating a cooperative-style central repository for their data is the best way to enhance its security and maximize its value.


News
by WLJ
May 13, 2016
National FFA Advisor and FFA Board of Directors Chair Dr. Steve Brown shared the news with agricultural education state leaders and National FFA staff, saying, “Mark’s management and leadership experience will embrace the mission of FFA and enhance our vision to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 13, 2016
Your recent story (“More troubled waters on the Klamath,” May 2) on challenges facing the Klamath Irrigation District (KID), while certainly well-intended, is unfortunately flawed. That is because it relies on information provided by the individual who makes himself the centerpiece of the article; Larry Kogan, a New York City attorney.


Opinion
by WLJ
May 13, 2016
I am writing in response to your recent article (“More Troubled Waters on the Klamath,” May 2), which appears to rely heavily on the perspective of Larry Kogan, an East Coast attorney recently hired on by the Klamath Irrigation District (KID).




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