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Friday, February 13,2015

Records shattered at the 2015 Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale

by WLJ
onlookers of the livestock being offered. The various trade shows and local eateries were filled with cowboy hats as people came from across the nation to see the events. In the eight years I have been attending Red Bluff, this was by far and away the largest crowd I have seen.

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Friday, February 13,2015

FAO price index declines, cereal output hits record

by WLJ
As for the forthcoming 2015 season, the winter wheat crops now in the ground in the northern hemisphere generally enjoyed propitious weather and more acreage was sown in North America and the Near East, offsetting some decreases in the Russian Federation and parts of Far East Asia.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape

by WLJ
Linda Klein, a recent doctoral graduate in WSU’s School of the Environment, worked with six other researchers at the university, plus one at the USDA’s Moscow, ID, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, to explore the role that buffers—strips or clumps of shrubs, trees and natural vegetation— play in the landscape and in people’s visual preferences.

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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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