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Friday, January 29,2010

Nebraska Cattlemen selects priorities from legislature bills

by WLJ
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) board of directors has completed its review of legislation proposed in the Legislature. The NC Legislative Committee reviewed and recommended positions to the board on 150 Legislative Bills (LB) related to NC policy or with potential to affect Nebraska cattle operations.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Linking industry from farm to fork

by WLJ
During a time when countless challenges face the beef industry, checkoff-funded beef research, education and innovation (REI) efforts provide a foundation on which other checkoff communications and marketing programs can be built. By touching all segments of the beef industry, REI programs form a link from farm to fork.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Livestock Marketeers celebrate 45 years during National Western Stock Show

by WLJ
The names of three livestock professionals were added to the Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame wall at the National Western Stock Show Club on Jan. 16.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Cost, benefits of increasing beef quality level

by WLJ
Producers try to manage cattle and resources based on market incentives, but thats not simple when signals change faster than they can make adjustments.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Beginning Farmers Conference looks to the future Feb. 6

by WLJ
The Beginning Farmer Network, an organization made up of Iowa State University (ISU) students interested in entering farming, is sponsoring the Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 6 at the Memorial Union, ISU campus, Ames, IA.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Expanded critical habitat for bull trout proposed

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Ranchers in the Northwest may be looking at increased federal regulation if newly revised rules on bull trout critical habitat are adopted. On Jan. 13, in a reversal of a 2005 decision, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposed a revision of its critical habitat designation

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Friday, January 22,2010

Montana group broadcasts message about ranching, conservation

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Open a magazine or switch on the television these days and it’s not unlikely that you’ll see an ad or an article that puts a negative spin on the cattle industry. Whether it’s animal rights activists, radical environmental groups, or global warming alarmists who are behind it, there is no shortage of misinformation about ranchers and

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Friday, January 22,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
According to an article published by Bloomberg last week, the pharmacy giant, Walgreen Co., plans to move into the fresh and prepared meals segment at 7,000 of its stores. The company plans to launch private-label products as it prepares to compete in the low-margin business.

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Friday, January 22,2010

CSU honors Dallas Horton for industry leadership

by WLJ
Dallas Horton, a longtime leader in the cattle industry, has been selected by faculty members of Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences as the 2010 Livestock Leader. Horton was recognized on Saturday, Jan. 16, during CSU Day at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Biodiesel production grinds to a halt

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Soybean-based biodiesel production in the U.S. has come to a halt after Congress allowed a $1-per-gallon government tax incentive for the industry to expire on Dec. 31, National Biodiesel Board spokesman Michael Frohlich said last Tuesday.

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