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Friday, February 5,2010

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
The American wind power industry grew substantially in 2009 and at this point, almost 2 percent of the countrys electricity is produced from wind turbines. Many of these turbines are on farm and ranch properties all over the country. I have received many inquiries from people who have been approached by wind turbine developers.

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Friday, February 5,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
JBS S.A. said recently that it would indefinitely delay its planned $2 billion initial public offering (IPO) of stock in the U.S. The company cited weak demand for the issuance and said that until the market situation improves, it will seek other means of financing its operations.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Wrangling science: red meat and cancer

by WLJ
As a continuation of beef checkoff efforts to examine the totality of the evidence on the subject of red meat and cancer, the Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption and Cancer: A Technical Summary of the Epidemiologic Evidence was released to...

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Friday, February 5,2010

NCBA members elect officers, approve policies for 2010

by WLJ
The annual Cattle Industry Convention concluded with the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting. During the meetings, members voted on leadership and policies to ensure the organizations success in 2010.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Stronger markets bring positive attitude to sheep convention

by WLJ
The year began with stronger markets for lamb and wool which helped provide a positive attitude to industry participants at the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in Nashville, TN, Jan. 20-23, 2010.

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Friday, February 5,2010

ASI honors industry award recipients at 2010 convention

by WLJ
Outstanding U.S. sheep industry members were honored for their contributions to the industry at an awards luncheon held Jan. 22, 2010, at the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in Nashville, TN.

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Friday, February 5,2010

ANCW elects Lana Slaten president

by WLJ
Lana Slaten, Culman, AL, has been elected the 59th president of the American National CattleWomen, Inc. (ANCW) during the organizations 2010 Annual Meeting Jan. 26-28 in San Antonio, TX. ANCW is a voice for women who support and promote the beef industry.

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Friday, February 5,2010

In a state called home, Texas rancher takes Cattlemens Beef Board reins

by WLJ
Its only fitting that after an eventful week in San Antonio, TX, at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Texas rancher Dan Dierschke joins the ranks of many across the country elected by fellow cattlemen and women to serve as Cattlemens Beef Board chair.

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Friday, February 5,2010

The future of the industry

by WLJ
No matter what segment of the beef business youre involved in, there was a takeaway message from the general session held during the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show.

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Friday, February 5,2010

California operation wins Environmental Stewardship Award

by WLJ
Leavitt L a k e Ranches of Vina, CA, has b e e n named the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award winner. The operation was honored last week at the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention for making environmental stewardship a priority while improving production and profitability.

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