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Friday, August 13,2010

Judge reinstates protection for northern gray wolf

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a long anticipated decision rendered on Aug. 4 in Missoula, MT, U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy ruled in favor of reinstating federal protection for wolves in the Northern Rockies under the auspices of the Endangered Species Act.This ruling effectively returns management control of

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Friday, August 6,2010

South Dakota revamps property tax system

by Maria E. Tussing - WLJ Correspondent
In 2010, South Dakota joined the crowd, becoming the forty-third state to base the ag property tax system on productivity rather than market value. Landowners saw the first phase of the change in the property valuations that were sent out in March. The change is for the 2010 tax year,

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Friday, August 6,2010

Idaho officials get first-hand look at grazing lands

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The Idaho Wool Growers Association conducted a July 19 tour of rangeland grazed by 35,000 sheep and 12,000 head of cattle north of Soda Springs to show the state’s leaders firsthand that well-managed livestock do not harm the environment and provide an economic boost to

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Friday, August 6,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Canadian sausage and deli meat maker G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. closed its plant in Mississauga, ONT, last week and recalled 120 ready-to-eat products after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a health hazard alert warning consumers the products may be contaminated with foodborne pathogens.

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Friday, August 6,2010

ESAP honors seven U.S. cattle operations

by WLJ
Seven diverse U.S. cattle operations were recognized as regional winners of the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award (ESAP), a program that has honored farm and ranching families for outstanding resource management since 1991. Winners were announced at a reception during the 2010 Cattle Industry Summer Conference held in Denver, CO, July 28-Aug.

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Friday, August 6,2010

NCBA members vote on policies and industry challenges

by WLJ
Members of the National C a t t l emens Beef Association (NCBA) on July 31, 2010, approved a number of resolutions to guide the associations policy efforts in Washington, D.C. The resolutions were passed during the membership meeting at the culmination of the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

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Friday, August 6,2010

Montana Red Angus Association sets 2010 tour

by WLJ
The Montana Red Angus Association (MT RAA) has set its tour dates for Sept. 4-5, 2010. Come join the South Central breeders of the MT RAA on the RED LIGHT EXPRESS and see the girls, girls, girls! Therell be plenty of girls for viewing (the four-legged kind), tremendous BIG SKY country, and loads of hospitality.

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Friday, August 6,2010

ANCW educator of the year recognized

by WLJ
American National CattleWomen, Inc. (AN- CW) at their 2010 Summer Conference in Denver, CO, recognized Barbara Cowley, Montague, CA, with their Outstanding Educator of the Year Award.

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Friday, August 6,2010

Approval of beef checkoff remains high

by WLJ
Seventytwo percent of beef and dairy producers continue to be somewhat or very well informed about the program and 72 percent approve of the checkoff, according to a recent survey of producers.

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Friday, August 6,2010

Young producers help shape the future of the industry

by WLJ
Members of the National Catt l e m e n s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Producers Council (YPC) held their biannual business meeting during the NCBA Summer Conference. During the meeting, the group discussed initiatives for the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to better serve the unique membership needs of young producers between.

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