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Friday, September 25,2009

Operating Committee approves beef checkoff initiatives for fiscal 2010

by WLJ
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has approved investment of the Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) Fiscal Year 2010 budget of $42.3 million on a total of 30 national checkoff programs.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Grass-finished beef market sees growth

by WLJ
In five years, the market for grass-finished beef has grown from less than 50 producers to 1,200 companies, said Allan Nation, editor, The Stockman Grass Farmer.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Biofuel from corn stover

by WLJ
Dave Archer, an agricultural scientist at the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND, chose that circle area because of the universitys plans to heat its buildings with gas released by a controlled burning of corn stovera process called gasification.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Lincoln may shift Ag Committee focus

by WLJ
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, has stepped in to the leadership role for the Senate Agriculture Committee after former Chairman Tom Harkin, D-IA, accepted the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, a post left empty after Democratic Sen.

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Friday, September 18,2009

New coalition promotes conservation through ranching

by WLJ
A group of ranching and conservation organizations announced they have come together to form a coalition to enhance ranching practices that consider important conservation issues throughout the West.

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Friday, September 18,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The Senate voted 57-40 two weeks ago to confirm Cass Sunstein as the new administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). As OIRA administrator, Sunstein will review and approve or reject all regulations promulgated by the Obama administration, thus giving him great power to influence these regulations.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Oregon Cattlemen announce scholarship winners

by WLJ
For the upcoming 2009-10 academic year, the Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is proud to announce its Stewardship Fund Scholarship winners. Scholarships went to five collegebound Oregonians, each receiving a prestigious $1,000 academic award.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Researchers study impact of ethanol byproduct on feedlot performance

by WLJ
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but a cheap meal is easy to come byespecially if you use the right ingredients.

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Friday, September 18,2009

After 75 years, Idaho market remains vital for cattlemen

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Every Friday, Cole Erb finds theres no end of activity at the Blackfoot Livestock Auction that he bought in southeast Idaho nine years ago. Not only can cattle be heard bellowing in the scores of sorting pens outside the main building, ranchers eager to get the best deals on livestock are busy chattering inside.

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Friday, September 18,2009

Billings, MT, market hosting first qualifying competition for 2010 WLAC

by WLJ
The winner of Livestock Marketing Associationīs 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) might be selling cattle Sept. 25 at Public Auction Yards (PAYS), Bill ings, MT.

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