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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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Friday, July 30,2010

El Paso Corp. pays off environmental groups

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
El Paso Corporation, parent company of Ruby Pipeline LLC, has struck an agreement with Western Watersheds Project and the Oregon Natural Desert Association to donate approximately $22 million over the next 10 years for conservation and grazing permit buy-outs in exchange for

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Friday, July 30,2010

Congress revives Beef Caucus meetings

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson expects the recently revived U.S. House Beef Caucus to meet soon in Washington after a lapse into dormancy. Elevating awareness of issues that impact the beef, cattle and ranching industry will top the 25-member caucus’ agenda.

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Friday, July 23,2010

Nebraska producers face rising property tax assessments

by Maria E. Tussing - WLJ Correspondent
The difference of opinion regarding land valuation isn’t just between the landowners and current assessor. In 1998—two assessors ago—Haynes’ property was valued at approximately twice what he figured it was actually worth as ag land. After a protest and successful appeal to the Nebraska

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Friday, July 9,2010

Grasshopper population is still hopping

by Maria E. Tussing - WLJ Correspondent
Imagine an area that is 3 feet by 3 feet square. Now, imagine a grasshopper in it. Imagine 14 grasshoppers in it. Imagine 50 grasshoppers in it. Imagine 100 grasshoppers in it. The square with 14 grasshoppers indicates there may be a need for control. The square with 50 grasshoppers is how some areas of Wyoming looked last

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