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Friday, December 3,2010

Arizona National Livestock Show awards $18,500 in college scholarships

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Over 19 years later, ANLS has now awarded 613 students a total of $612,409. The Scholarship Committee recently selected and awarded $18,500 in scholarships for the spring 2011 semester.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Conventional cattle producing organic milk

by WLJ
A Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, The Cornucopia Institute, announced last week that it is filing a formal legal complaint in an attempt to immediately halt the US- DA from allowing factory farms producing organic milk from bringing conventional dairy cattle onto their farms.

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Friday, December 3,2010

China, corn and cattle

by WLJ
Analyst explains their linked and bullish outlook The No. 1 one factor in cattle feeding profit or loss is not fed or feeder cattle price, beef demand, or the nations shrinking cow herd.

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Friday, December 3,2010

USDA finalizes Grassland Reserve Program

by WLJ
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) last week issued the final rule for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) which defines requirements for participants and incorporates changes to program implementation requested by the public. The final rule can be viewed at www.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Checkoff offers handling program

by WLJ
The beef checkoff-funded training sessions at livestock auction markets and other venues where cattle producers meet to discuss improved stockmanship methods, as well as the pivotal role producers play in sustaining beef quality for consumers. Pate has been conducting livestock handling programs nationally and internationally for over 10 years.

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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Lame duck Congress to vote on omnibus bill

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The current lame duck session of the 111th Congress may be preparing to vote on an omnibus public lands bill that packages together a raft of public lands proposals under one piece of legislation. The bill, proposed by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, chairman of the Energy and

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Friday, November 12,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
McDonalds restaurants posted strong October sales, according to the company. Sales rose 5.6 percent last month. Its increase in sales at stores open at least 13 months was a marked improvement from the same month last year when the metric dipped 0.1 percent, in part because of tough comparisons.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Trotter family donates to Scoop Vessels Memorial Fund

by WLJ
American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) members Johnny and Jana Trotter of Hereford, TX, have made a significant donation to the American Quarter Horse Foundation to honor their friend Scoop Vessels and to help the foundation in its efforts to preserve and protect both the history and the future of the American Quarter Horse.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Program to provide weather and climate data

by WLJ
An innovative climate and weather monitoring system developed at Oregon State University (OSU) will soon be used to help underwrite and verify claims of crop losses, both to improve services to farmers across the nation and prevent abuse in the $79 billion crop insurance program.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Ranchers partner with schools to provide beef

by WLJ
With money for education declining and childhood obesity increasing, Oregonians are looking for innovative ways to fund school programs and raise healthy K-12 students. The Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is supporting a program that does bothsaves money for school districts and feeds kids.

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