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Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 22, 2016
As a Missouri cattle producer, I oppose the $1 a head state beef checkoff. The state government wants to take another $2.


News
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
“What a tremendous show of support by the Denver metro community and stock show fans throughout the region on this, the 110th opening day of stock show,” states Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show..


News
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
Jay Romine of Mt. Washington, KY, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events last Monday.


News
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
The Red Angus Association of America recently acquired a major share in Top Dollar Angus, Inc. RAAA President Kim Ford made the announcement at BrainTrust during the Red Angus activities held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show last week.


News
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
The Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) recently signed its winter bison management plan, which includes the culling of 600-900 bison. The Yellowstone National Park herd was estimated to be 4,900 animals as of summer of 2015. As winter progresses, the animals tend to migrate to lower elevations out of the park in search of food.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
The USDA is forecasting net farm income in 2015 to be $55.9 billion, a 38.2 percent drop from the previous year. This is the single largest year-over-year drop in net farm income since 1983. Back in 2013, net farm income was a record $123.3 billion. The 2015 forecast is 55 percent lower than in 2013.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 15, 2016
The New Year is an opportunity to think about your business. But that is a broad prospect, and therefore, somewhat daunting. Michigan State University Extension has a way to better define that; think about just three things. Let’s start with the first, think about one thing from the past year.


News
by WLJ
Jan 8, 2016
Alaska is at times a world of its own. While down in the contiguous 48 states, the gray wolf is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and has been delisted in a confusing patchwork across various territories, up in Alaska it is almost open season on wolves.

News
by WLJ
Jan 8, 2016
“The story of the Kane’s ranch epitomizes the greatness of Wyoming ranching families,” states Jim Magagna, Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) Executive Vice President. “After 132 year of success, they continue to expand and implement exciting new conservation practices while bringing the 5th generation onto the ranch.

News
by WLJ
Jan 8, 2016
It’s a new year and—as will certainly be more obvious as the year wears on—it is an election year. Thus far, 2016 has lost no time in getting into the election race in terms of ballot measures for agriculture..

Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 8, 2016
CattleFax estimates the beef cow inventory grew from around 29 million at the start of 2014 to 30.7 million head as 2015 came to a close. Depending on consumer responses and producers’ ability to satisfy the growing demand for higher quality, some economists suggest the U.

News
by WLJ
Jan 4, 2016
“Rural America is challenged  with recruiting veterinarians,” said Dr. John Clifford, Chief Veterinary Officer for the USDA. “These professionals often face high student loan debt, leading them to work in locations with larger populations and higher pay.


News
by WLJ
Jan 4, 2016
Ten top-notch college students, who are pursuing careers in the beef industry, have been chosen for the 2016-2017 CME Beef Industry Scholarships. The scholarship is sponsored by the CME Group and administered by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF).


News
by WLJ
Jan 4, 2016
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation.


News
by WLJ
Jan 4, 2016
The National FFA Organization announced Dec. 17 that W. Dwight Armstrong, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, will retire effective June 30, 2016.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jan 4, 2016
Bringing in a new year always causes a time of reflection, and it’s quite amazing to realize what took place that impacted the beef industry in a short 12 months. There is a variety of issues to ponder about 2015, but I hold steadfast in my optimism and look for continued positive movement in the coming year from many aspects.