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Friday, May 11,2012

9 percent increase in corn use expected

by WLJ
USDA gave its first estimates of 2012-13 crop year supply and demand, pegging U.S. ending stocks for corn at 1.88 billion bushels. Total U.S. corn use for 2012/13 is projected up 9 percent from 2011/12 on higher feed and residual disappearance, increased use for sweeteners and starch, and larger exports.

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Friday, May 11,2012

Legally Speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
The case was Garbini v. Commissioner IRS. Mr. Garbini, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, listed his occupation as a rancher, and his wife indicated she was a housewife. Both taxpayers were retired during the two taxable years in issue, and for Mr. Garbini this was a full time venture.

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Friday, May 11,2012

Guest Opinion

by WLJ
Cattle markets have displayed a noticeable lack of direction lately, marked by a weak or stagnant undertone despite generally strong fundamentals.

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Friday, May 11,2012

Obituary

by WLJ
“Jerry McMorris was one of the great leaders of our time. It was an honor to learn from Jerry and witness his passion for the Western way of life and the values we at Stock Show represent. He will be sorely missed,” said Paul Andrews, president and CEO of NWSSA.

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Friday, May 11,2012

Virginia veterinarian takes reins as NCBA Chief Veterinarian

by WLJ
After spending 27 years practicing veterinary medicine, one year as a congressional fellow and more than 11 years managing her family’s cow-calf operation, Kathy Simmons, D.V.M., started a new role May 7, 2012, as chief veterinarian for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

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Friday, May 11,2012

NCBA accepting applications for public policy internship

by WLJ
Affairs Kristina Butts. “We are looking for college students with an interest in the beef industry, public policy and communications to help NCBA represent cattlemen and women in Washington, D.C. The internship is designed to work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill and assist with NCBA’s regulatory efforts.

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Friday, May 11,2012

Selling beef: the next generation

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The Beef Checkoff Program is interested in how best to market beef to the next generation. Their recent study of “Millennials” —the generation born between 1980 and 2000 —found that this up-andcoming consumer group values new experiences but lacks key knowledge about beef.

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Friday, May 11,2012

HSUS releases latest undercover video shot at WY pig facility

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The Center for Food Integrity has created an Animal Care Review Panel to provide a balanced analysis of undercover video investigations, such as this one. This process engages recognized animal care specialists to examine video and provide expert perspectives for food retailers, the pork industry and the media.

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Friday, May 11,2012

New beef storm may be brewing over "meat glue"

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
It has not been a good few months for beef’s public relations efforts. Outcry over lean fine textured beef (LFTB) and concern over bovine spongiform encephalopathy—sensationally called “pink slime” and “mad cow disease” respectively—have had unfortunate effects on domestic beef demand.

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Friday, May 11,2012

Global research report analyzes beef and cattle supply/demand

by WLJ
Analysts with the Rabobank International Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group are expecting to see a downside price risk for cattle and beef, due in large part to larger global supplies, led by Brazil in the second quarter of 2012. Rabobank’s Quarterly Beef Outlook assesses both the U.

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