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Friday, January 29,2010

Beef Backer award winners announced

by WLJ
The beef checkoff-funded Retail Beef Backer Award recognizes retailers for their commitment to outstanding beef marketing and merchandising programs.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Vilsack announces millions to promote U.S. ag exports

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced the allocation of $234.5 million to 70 U.S. trade organizations to help promote American food and agricultural products overseas.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Congress prepares for 2012 farm bill push

by WLJ
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, said he plans to begin hearings on the 2012 farm bill in March or April of this year and that he is determined to write a bipartisan bill that is within the funding baseline that exists in 2012.

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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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