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Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 20, 2015
In 1999, prominent Purdue Economist Michael Boehlje said the “new agriculture” in the 21st century would include a focus on differentiated, branded production. At the time, most ag commodities were sold unbranded. Are we making progress? There’s evidence that says we are, especially in the beef sector.


News
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA’s) Cattlemen’s College series will kick off its 23rd year Jan. 26-27, 2016 in San Diego, CA. The educational event, sponsored by Zoetis, will feature speakers and live animal demonstrations that give cattlemen and women the tools to connect, learn and innovate.


News
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
The board is composed of six producers, three feeders, one seedstock producer, and three first handlers. The secretary of agriculture appoints approximately onethird of all board members each year. — WLJ.


News
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
Over the course of his tenure, Thompson served as President and Global Chief Operating Officer, President of McDonald’s USA, as well as Executive Vice President of McDonald’s Restaurant Solutions Group.


Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
During the past 25 years, much of my research has been on the economics of water markets. Economists continue to emphasize that water is an economic good especially in the western U.S., where water is scarce and therefore valuable.


Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 13, 2015
Through the first half of the 20th century, preventing nutritional deficiencies was the focus of nutrition guidance from public health groups and government agencies. But that changed 40 years ago, when publichealth policy shifted from what was not in the diet that should be, to what was in the diet that should not be.


Markets
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
Although same-store sales and customer traffic remained positive in September (most recent data), the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline. The RPI—a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.


News
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
The city ballot measure, Referred Question 2C, passed with a 65.2 percent “yes” vote. The measure will allow the city of Denver to increase its debt up to an additional $778 million to fund renovations to the 270-acre National Western Complex “in order to continue it as the home for the National Western Stock Show.


News
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
In announcing the move, the association said many changes at the ASA over the last several years have helped to position and strengthen the breed for continued acceptance and growth in the future. The move is the final step in a two-year rebranding process.


News
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
A little extra effort in the next few weeks could make a big difference in college expenses next year for students who aim to make a difference in the beef industry. It’s time again for Colvin Scholarship Fund applications, so that five undergraduates can win $6,000, $5,000, $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000, plus $6,000 for a graduate student in 2016.


News
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
JBS S.A. announced Oct. 30 that the company’s subsidiary JBS USA finalized its acquisition of Cargill Meat’s U.S. pork business, Cargill Pork, LLC. The sale was announced in July (reported in July 13 edition of WLJ) with the amount paid approximately $1.


News
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis confirmed that this agreement is a major victory for the cattle industry, saying, “We were pleased to have the opportunity to review the TPP agreement in full today and it confirms the positive results our negotiators were able to achieve over the past five years of talks.


News
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
“It’s an honor for me to represent the breed that has been my family’s passion for four generations,” Shaw said. “Having grown up through the National Junior Hereford Association program, the Hereford breed and breeders have given me a lot of opportunities, and it is a pleasure for me to be able to give something back.


News
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
The Water Sustainability Fund (WSF) is a new source of financial support for programs, projects or activities that can help the State of Nebraska achieve its goals for sustainable use of its water resources.


Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
We’ve seen this movie before. A lame duck president uses the Antiquities Act to declare huge swaths of public lands off limits so he can have an environmental legacy.


Opinion
by WLJ
Nov 6, 2015
Bankers allocate their limited funds to borrowers based on the “5 Cs” of credit, and those factors can be affected by the quality of the farm’s water supply and water rights. According to Heather Malcolm at Bank of the Rockies in Livingston, MT, those factors are Capital, Capacity, Conditions, Character and Collateral.


News
by WLJ
Oct 30, 2015
Beef producers meeting in Mazatlan, Mexico, Oct. 22-23 unanimously agreed on expansion of the Five Nations Beef Alliance by endorsing the membership of producer representatives from both Brazil and Paraguay. With the new members, the group was renamed the International Beef Alliance.


News
by WLJ
Oct 30, 2015
As General Manager, she will lead the day-to-day operations of CHB. “We are excited to have Amari join our staff and lead the CHB team,” says Jack Ward, American Hereford Association Executive Vice President.




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