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Friday, April 9,2010

Report: U.S. ethanol subsidies not needed

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The U.S. ethanol industry is running out of reasons to defend its reliance on federal subsidies and import tariffs, an Iowa State University (ISU) economist said in a new report.

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Friday, April 9,2010

CCV launches A New Brand in Regional Marketing

by WLJ
Shawn and Lex Madden, along with Michael Schmitt, co-owner of Torrington Livestock in Torrington, WY, are excited about providing a new concept in video cattle marketing, A New Brand in Regional Marketing.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. working with NCBA membership recruitment program

by WLJ
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is partnering with National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) on a membership recruitment program this spring. The membership incentive program is for new members who join NCBA and its state affiliates.

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Friday, April 2,2010

New ranch rodeo association to promote high profile event for working class cowboys

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Springs coming on, and that means rodeo season is getting underway. For many small ranching communities across the West, the real meaning of rodeo is ranch-hand rodeo, where working men and women get to put their cowboying skills to the test in...

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Friday, April 2,2010

Demand remains a big unknown despite higher prices

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was firming up in the southern Plains at $96 live last week with the call for steady trade in most feeding regions. In the North, dressed trade was expected to unfold in a range of $152-153, steady with the previous weeks action, with most analysts predicting the majority of the volume would come before the end of the day Thursday.

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Friday, April 2,2010

Cattle markets roar

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by Pete Crow - Publisher
The cattle markets had a nice rally last week after throwing a head fake the prior week. August feeders ran up to $114.07 and cash sales from Superior's last video sale are supporting these futures markets to some degree; the feeder cattle index is still about $108.

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Friday, April 2,2010

KAY'S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Is in Japan this week to promote U.S. farm exports to that country. Beef is to be featured prominently, both in the promotions and in private discussions with Japanese government officials. Both countries realize that Japans age limit on U.

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Friday, April 2,2010

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Gerald David Dave Nelson passed away March 18, 2010, at his home in Mackay, ID, after battling cancer for six years.

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Friday, April 2,2010

Report shows flaws in Endangered Species Act

by WLJ
A scientific report on actions to protect fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta confirms the need for better justification of water restrictions and confirms flaws in the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to the leader of Californias largest farm organization.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Trade starts early

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade unfolded very early last week as cattle feeders locked in profitable prices and packers worked to get ahead of rising live cattle contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Trade developed in the south Plains at prices steady to $1 lower

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