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Friday, February 13,2015

Livestock Marketeers celebrate 50 years

by WLJ
In 1965, three leaders in the livestock marketing industry—Harry Green, Ross Miller and Claud Willett— laid the foundation for an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders. They called their organization The Livestock Marketeers.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Biodiesel shutdown: RFS, Argentine imports are big concerns for U.S. biodiesel industry

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to relax sustainability standards for biodiesel is opening the import market for Argentine producers. That couldn’t have come at a worse time for a U.S. biodiesel industry already on the ropes from EPA delays on the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Free online BQA certification

by WLJ
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students until April 15, 2015.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Keep replacement heifers growing for best results

by WLJ
Thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., your beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is offering free online BQA Certification. This opportunity is open to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students until April 15, 2015.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Cattlemen announce partnership with National Sheriffs' Association

by WLJ
“Alignment between our two groups will help to further both our interests on critical issues such as transportation and border security,” said McCan. “With these overlapping issues, we can strengthen our position and our message by working together. There is a lot to be gained from collaboration and this is a proud and historic moment for NCBA.

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Friday, February 13,2015

2014 Top Hand Club winners are recognized at convention

by WLJ
The Top Hand Club was initiated in 1982 as NCBA’s member-recruit-a-member program that recognizes volunteer leaders for their commitment in growing a strong national association. To become a Top Hand Club member, individuals must recruit at least three new NCBA members.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Penn State students win Collegiate Quiz Bowl

by WLJ
A team of students from Pennsylvania State University took top honors in the 2015 National Collegiate Quiz Bowl, held in conjunction with the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, TX.

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Monday, February 9,2015

BLM public grazing fees raised for 2015

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The Jan. 30 announcement that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (USFS) will increase federal grazing fees for 2015 by 25 percent or from $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) in 2014 to $1.69 per AUM did not entirely surprise J.J. Goicoechea, a Nevada rancher, veterinarian and Eureka County Commission Chairman.

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Monday, February 9,2015

Ethanol mandate is a 'kitchen table' issue

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The RFS Elimination Act, introduced last week in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA.), Peter Welch (D-VT.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Taking on the IRS; the heroes of 2014

by DTN
on pg. 5 with the same headline. In that earlier installment, Biebl recounted the story of a recent taxpayer victory in the Morehouse case. This landmark Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision holds that a landlord/investor is not subject to the 15.3 percent selfemployment tax (SE tax) on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rents.

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