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Friday, March 5,2010

The importance of strategic estate planning

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Estate planning for those involved in family ranching is one of the most difficult topics to openly discuss among family members, yet it can have the most long reaching effects within a family and business of any other decision.

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Friday, March 5,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Like other members of the OmniFount family, it has a 304 stainless steel trough with heat elements attached to the underside for excellent frost-free service under the most severe winter conditions. The body of the Omni 10 is made from Ritchies heavy-duty polyethylene construction.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Producers urged to make plans to move livestock, supplies before expected flooding

by WLJ
Livestock producers need a plan for moving their animals and hay to higher ground before floodwaters start rising.

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Friday, March 5,2010

WSU receives federal grant to target genetics of E. coli in cattle

by WLJ
Some detective stories move forward, one lead taking an investigator to the next, right up to when the case is solved.

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Monday, February 22,2010

USDA addresses veterinary shortages with education loan repayment program

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 12 that USDA has taken the first step toward implementing a plan to address veterinary shortages throughout rural America by repaying the student loans of qualified veterinarians in return for their services in areas suffering from a lack of veterinarians.

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Friday, February 19,2010

BLM cancels WWP’s Idaho grazing permit

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a notice issued at the end of last month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office in Challis, ID, stated its intention to cancel grazing permits linked to land controlled by the Western Watersheds Project (WWP), an anti-grazing advocacy group based in Hailey, ID. The notice,

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Friday, February 19,2010

CME creates DDGs futures contract

by DTN
CME Group Inc. will launch futures contracts for distillers dried grains (DDGs), a byproduct of corn ethanol production that can be used to feed animals, the exchange operator said last week. Trading in the DDGs con- tracts will start on April 26.

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Friday, February 19,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Strong performances by Oscar Mayer products helped Kraft Foods Inc. more than triple earnings in the companys fourth fiscal quarter, according to the companys release last week. Kraft said that its U.S.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Three associations receive scholarship grants from AgriLabs

by WLJ
AgriLabs is awarding scholarship grants totaling $1,500 to three state associations as part of its booth promotion at the recent National Cattlemans Beef Association (NCBA) Convention in San Antonio, TX.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Feed problems contribute to tightening pork supplies

by DTN
Hog farmers, on the front lines of the $16 billion U.S. hog industry, have struggled with low prices for two years. Higher feed costs due to problems with the corn crop could cause a reduction in the amount of pork on the market due to both a drop in profitability and the slower hog growth rates.

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