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Friday, February 12,2010

New Mexico Society for Range Management announces range stewardship awards

by WLJ
The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management presented outstanding range management and stewardship awards to two New Mexico ranches during the societys annual meeting Jan. 7-8 in Albuquerque, NM.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Room for growth in Japanese market

by DTN
Japanese demand for U.S. beef continues to grow, but as the trade here cant get enough age-verified supply, it prefers the stable availability of Australian product.

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Friday, February 12,2010

Scholarships available for junior Shorthorn breeders

by WLJ
Each year, there are several scholarships sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation as well as the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) members.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Winter taxes south Plains

by WLJ
Feeder cattle demand boosts prices in the West and northern Plains. Winter weather was taking a toll on southern Plains feedlots last week as the cold, wet conditions continued to hamper performance in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The ice storm

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Friday, February 5,2010

NCBA governance change proposal receives mandate

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
On the final day of the successful National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) annual conference held in San Antonio, TX, the NCBA Board of Directors approved a recommendation for reshaping the governing structure of the organization by a wide margin. In a 201-13 decision

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Friday, February 5,2010

“Make it a good one”

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Federation of State Beef Councils voted to make the transition to what was promoted as a more nimble, responsive organization by limiting the size of their board of directors. A governance task force

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Friday, February 5,2010

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Advocates for (Utah) Rep. Lorie Fowlkes bill (H.B 80), Public Access to Private Stream Beds, are suggesting it is a good compromise. Nothing could be further from the truth for Utahs landowners. Webster tells us a compromise is a basic negotiation process in which both parties give up something for something they want.

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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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