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Friday, June 17,2011

Energy cost run-up drives retail food prices

by WLJ
Retail food prices at the supermarket increased dur- ing the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Marketbasket Survey.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Mushrush Red Angus named BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year

by WLJ
(l-r) 2011-2012 BIF President Larry Mehlhoff presents the 2011 BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year Award to Connie and Joe Mushrush of Mushrush Red Angus, assisted by Burt Rutherford, BEEF Magazine, award sponsor. Photo by Troy Smith provided courtesy of www.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Cattlemen gather at NC Midyear Meeting to discuss industry issues

by WLJ
Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) members descended upon the communities of Leigh, NE, and Columbus, NE, for the NC Midyear Meeting June 8-9. The morning of June 8 began with the NC and NC Foundation Board of Directors meetings where industry issues were discussed.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Oregon depredation compensation bill to move forward in Legislature

by WLJ
Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, last week announced an agreement among the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA), Defenders of Wildlife, and the Oregon Governors Office to establish a new compensation program to help ranchers and others protect livestock from wolf depredation.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Quinn Cow Co. Named BIF Commercial Producer of the Year

by WLJ
Reuben and Connee Quinn started Quinn Cow Co. as a commercial cow/ calf operation in 1974 with the purchase of 50 Simmental x Angus crossbred heifers. The ranch is located primarily on leased land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as well as Dawes County in northwestern Nebraska.

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Friday, June 17,2011

BIF honors individuals with Continuing Service Awards

by WLJ
The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) honored several individuals with its Continuing Service Award during the organization's 43rd annual meeting and research symposium in Bozeman, MT, June 1-4. The award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Cattle markets adrift with no fundamental landmarks in sight

by WLJ
What can you hang your hat on in cattle markets these days? The answer is not much with any certainty. Most of the market fundamentals are changing and volatile. About the only consistent thing is an undercurrent of tight supplies that continues to support markets and minimize some of the downside volatility.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Tess, MacNeil and Lipsey honored with BIF Pioneer Awards

by WLJ
The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) honored Michael "Mike" Tess, Michael MacNeil and Jerry Lipsey with the Pioneer Awards during the organization's 43rd annual meeting and research symposium in Bozeman, MT, June 1-4.

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Friday, June 17,2011

Restoring Iowa prairie while keeping land productive

by WLJ
Native Iowa prairies that once covered almost the entire area between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers have now shrunk to less than 1 percent of Iowas landscape.

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Friday, June 17,2011

A contract between buyer and seller can be negotiated, not broken

by DTN
Less than a year ago, $4 corn sounded sweet enough to sell. Many farmers forward contracted only to see futures prices balloon past $7. Thats increasing the temptation to default. Before you do, consider the legal and financial consequences.

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