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Friday, October 8,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act have sure gained a lot of attention from members of the House and Senate. Last week, several lawmakers wrote USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack asking him to conduct a thorough economic analysis of the proposed rule changes, which seems like a reasonable request.

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Friday, October 8,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Fall is, depending on where one lives, the time to process calves. As producers, fall also is the last time we physically have the calf in our possession. We need to take the time to note or record the information we would like to have for each calf..

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Friday, October 8,2010

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
The second oldest sport in the history of the cattle business is beating up on the packer. Im guessing the oldest involved a cowboy on a horse trying to rope a steer.

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Friday, October 8,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Eight youth participated in the inauguration of the Junior National Beef Ambassador Program in Rapid City, SD. Funded in part by the beef checkoff, the objective of this new youth program is to promote a stronger interest and clearer understanding of the many aspects of the beef industry, its values and virtues, to youth 12 to 16 years old.

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Friday, October 8,2010

Age, source verification may open beef markets

by WLJ
U.S. beef exports have risen to levels the cattle industry has seen only once since December 2003 when the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was discovered in the country.

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Friday, October 8,2010

OBITUARY

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Tom Shaw took his last breath on earth and his first breath in heaven on Oct. 1, 2010, with his family at his side. Born in McCall, ID, on May 26, 1926, he was the fourth and youngest child of Roy and Lora (Sis) Shaw. He graduated from McCall-Donnelly High School in 1944 and joined the U.

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Friday, October 8,2010

New study shows extent of degradation and recovery on western rangelands

by WLJ
USDA recently released a new study by scientists and conservationists showing that non-federal rangelands in the western U.S. are productive, but that non-native grasses and shrubs pose a potential threat to the rangelands productivity.

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Friday, October 8,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Freddie Davis, a rancher-farmer in Royse City, TX, faced a problem common to many. I wasnt going to have enough hay to make it through the winter. I was going to have to buy about $6,000 worth of hay to make up the shortfall.

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Friday, October 8,2010

Wine Country restaurant Saddles earns 2010 California Beef Backer award

by WLJ
The California Beef Council (CBC) announced that Saddles at MacArthur Place in Sonoma, CA, has been recognized as the recipient of the 2010 California Beef Backer Award.

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Friday, October 8,2010

Finalists announced for the 2010 Utah Leopold Conservation Award

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemens Association, and Western AgCredit are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award.

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