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Friday, June 25,2010

ODFW authorizes removal of two wolves

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Late last month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) granted authorization to representatives of USDA�s Wildlife Services Division to remove two of the wolves that have been harassing livestock in Wallowa County since last February.

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Friday, June 25,2010

What “lean” means in beef marketing

by WLJ
Meats offer many benefits, including some essential dietary fats. �They are an incredible source of protein, and all the amino acids that are needed for health,� says Dr. Betsy Booren, director of scientific affairs for the American Meat Institute Foundation.

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Friday, June 18,2010

Anti-grazing groups sue government agencies

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Public lands grazing fees are again being targeted in the courts, this time by a coalition of groups with a common anti-grazing agenda. In a press release dated June 10, the Center for Biological Diversity, along with other organizations, announced they had filed suit against the Department of the Interior

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Friday, June 18,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The California Beef Council announced recently that the Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 in Santa Maria, CA, has been recognized as an Honorary California Beef Backer for its long-time support of the beef industry. The Elks were presented with the award by local rancher John Lacey at their annual Rodeo Banquet.

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Friday, June 18,2010

Why does the U.S. both import and export beef?

by WLJ
The job of markets is to seek out the highest value for products produced and encourage the most efficient use of resources to facilitate that production. Keeping this in mind helps explain current production and trade relationships in the U.S. beef industry.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Permit requirements spark irrigation debate

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In the Shasta and Scott River valleys of northern California, flood irrigation has been a standard practice for the agricultural community, in some cases for generations. However, according to the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), irrigation practices on the two rivers have

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Friday, June 11,2010

BLM announces wild horse management direction

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a press release dated June 3, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey revealed that the agency is taking the Federal Wild Horse and Burro Program "in an unprecedented new direction." More to the point, BLM is seeking in-depth

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Friday, June 11,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Japan will keep its traditional cautious stance on talks over deregulation of beef imports with the U.S., new Farm Minister Masahiko Yamada said last week. Yamada was not willing to relax existing curbs on U.S. beef imports, news agency Kyodo quoted the minister as telling a news conference.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Vote to limit EPA power on climate change close

by DTN
A vote in the U.S. Senate to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from going it alone in battling carbon dioxide emissions was deemed destined to fail last week without new last-minute support, according to congressional and private-sector sources.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Make reservations now for the 2010 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet

by WLJ
The second annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet will be held July 8, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Denver, CO. This years event will feature the announcement of the newest inductees of the Hall of Fame, as well as the first recipient of the Industry Leadership Award.

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