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Friday, January 30,2015

Water, competition drives ranch real estate in Far West

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
There is a distinct dichotomy in the Far West real estate world. Rural and ranching real estate in the northern end of the Golden State turns on the availability of water and the price of land in the face of competition. But one state’s misfortune is another’s opportunity.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Stock Show excitement soars with 682,539 fans attending 2015 show

by WLJ
The 2015 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) finished strong with the second highest overall attendance in Stock Show history set at 682,539 visitors. That is an increase of 42,517 guests over the 2014 Stock Show and second highest in its 109-year history.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Application period set to close for Sam Noble Scholarships

by WLJ
“We do not want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to complete an application that could provide significant support for a college education,” said Mary Kate Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Engagement and Project Management at the Noble Foundation.

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Friday, January 30,2015

EPA to allow Argentine biodiesel in U.S.; biodiesel board balks

by DTN
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new rule last Tuesday that allows biodiesel from Argentina to be imported to the U.S., and for the biodiesel to qualify as a renewable fuel that meets the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) provided a third party audited the land used to grow the feedstock in making the blendstock.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Biofuels producers urged to tell their story, fight for RFS

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator, 2012 Republican presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential candidate, took a swipe at a group of potential candidates who were in Iowa this week for Representative’s Steve King’s “Iowa Freedom Summit,” but declined IRFA’s outreach.

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Friday, January 30,2015

EPA's water wars

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
A couple of weeks ago, in the battle for wetland use, an Ohio mining company got to chalk one up for a win over the EPA—on a wetland issue—not an easy task. The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals dismissed certain restrictions placed on coal miners operating in wetlands, ruling they are not based in law.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Truck drivers in short supply

by DTN
“It’s an epidemic at this point,” Heller told WPR. “Carriers aren’t hauling freight not because they don’t have equipment, not because they don’t have freight; it’s because they don’t have the drivers to haul them.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Bev Fryer recognized as MT Ranching Woman of the Year

by WLJ
Each year, Montana Stockgrowers recognizes someone who has made great contributions to the ranching community and goes above and beyond to help family and friends. This Ranching Woman of the Year award is a great opportunity to honor the women who are often the backbone of Montana’s ranching communities.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Wyoming Beef Council conducts online survey of cattle producers

by WLJ
The WBC, a five-member board of beef producers, works on behalf of the cattle growers of Wyoming to increase beef demand domestically and internationally for the benefit of Wyoming farmers and ranchers. WBC programs are funded by the $1-per-head beef checkoff collected on all Wyoming cattle when they are sold.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Women in ag conference to celebrate 30 years

by WLJ
Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for their farms and ranches, their communities, their families and themselves at the 30th Women in Agriculture Conference, the longestrunning women’s conference of its kind in the country, Feb.

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