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Friday, September 25,2009

NCBA Young Producers Council takes to the blogosphere

by WLJ
Our generation gets its information through media outlets that our predecessors never dreamed of, said Cari Rincker, chair of the YPC Public Relations Committee and an attorney based in New York specializing in agricultural law.

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Friday, September 25,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) staff member Mary Neese was among some 90 beef council executives and staffers who were in Denver, CO, last week to learn about and help kickoff 2010 checkoff programs in a meeting themed Coming Together to Drive Beef Demand.

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Friday, September 25,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Eugene Gene C. Davis of Bruneau, ID, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. He was born on Nov. 12, 1924, to Perle and Hilda Davis in Canyonville, OR. His family moved to Kuna in 1929 where they farmed. They moved to Homedale in 1942 when his father took out a homestead.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Senate asked to block land-use change rule

by WLJ
Key agricultural groups quickly rallied last Tuesday to urge the entire U.S. Senate to support an amendment sponsored by Sen.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Hough named NALF executive vice president

by WLJ
R.L. Bob Hough, Ph.D., has accepted the position of executive vice president for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF). The associations board of directors offered him the job in August and he moved into the Centennial, CO, headquarters in early September.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Operating Committee approves beef checkoff initiatives for fiscal 2010

by WLJ
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has approved investment of the Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) Fiscal Year 2010 budget of $42.3 million on a total of 30 national checkoff programs.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Feeding Quality Forum registration opens

by WLJ
These are not easy times for cattle feeders. A little extra information may be just whats needed to keep ahead of the feeding curve.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Grass-finished beef market sees growth

by WLJ
In five years, the market for grass-finished beef has grown from less than 50 producers to 1,200 companies, said Allan Nation, editor, The Stockman Grass Farmer.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Biofuel from corn stover

by WLJ
Dave Archer, an agricultural scientist at the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND, chose that circle area because of the universitys plans to heat its buildings with gas released by a controlled burning of corn stovera process called gasification.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Lincoln may shift Ag Committee focus

by WLJ
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, has stepped in to the leadership role for the Senate Agriculture Committee after former Chairman Tom Harkin, D-IA, accepted the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, a post left empty after Democratic Sen.

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