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Friday, September 23,2011

New demand index points to profit potential

by WLJ
The leading Angus brand has increased the number of pounds sold every year since 2005, but does that really mean demand for the product is soaring?

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Friday, September 23,2011

Herefords in demand: Sales increase in numbers, prices

by WLJ
Hereford breeders continued to experience increased demand for Hereford genetics during the 2011 American Hereford Association (AHA) fiscal year that ended Aug. 31. AHA experienced a dramatic increase in production sale prices while reports of private-treaty sales were the highest in years.

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Friday, September 23,2011

Consumers say U.S. farmers not responsible for feeding the world

by WLJ
A new study indicates that a large segment of consumers do not believe U.S. farmers should be responsible for addressing global hunger.

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Friday, September 23,2011

Mesquite bean poisoning in cattle

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Timely advice considering the current powder on packed powder appearance of Texas pastures with conditions so dry a cowboy could ride a sand surfboard around his country checking fence lines. These days, the only green on the scene is located in bar ditches or within the vast thickets of overgrown mesquites that have made a good stand this summer.

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Friday, September 23,2011

NCGA unveils proposal for 2012 Farm Bill

by WLJ
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) unveiled the Agriculture Disaster Assistance Program (ADAP) on Sept. 14, a commodity title proposal for the 2012 farm bill that will modify and replace the existing Average Crop Revenue Election Program and provide a more effective and responsive safety net for growers.

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Friday, September 16,2011

PLC creates historic trust

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The cool green mountains of Utahs Park City ski resort may be a vacationers paradise, but it was all work and very little play for Public Lands Council (PLC) members who flocked to the Wasatch Mountains from across the west to hammer out solutions to the myriad of issues currently threatening public lands grazing.

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Friday, September 16,2011

Judge upholds wolf hunts

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
As the wolf battles rage on, a judge in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied environmentalists requests for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunting in Idaho and Montana while the groups press their legal case against Congress.

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Friday, September 16,2011

Burton Eller retires from NCBA

by WLJ
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Member Services and Industry Affairs Burton Eller will be retiring from NCBA after more than 30 years of service to the U.S. cattle industry. NCBA CEO Forrest Roberts said Eller has been an important part of the NCBA team and an unwavering advocate of the U.

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Friday, September 16,2011

BLM announces winner of 2011 rangeland stewardship award

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management announced the winner of the agency's Rangeland Stewardship Award for 2011, which went to Joe Stell, a Carlsbad, NM, rancher who has improved rangeland conditions on his BLM grazing allotment. BLM Assistant Director Ed Roberson presented the award in Park City, UT, at a meeting of the rancher-based Public Lands Council.

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Friday, September 16,2011

Farm dust regulation prevention act

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE.) introduced three pieces of legislation that would ease the regulatory burdens plaguing farmers and ranchers. One of his bills would explicitly prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating farm dust.

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