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Friday, January 29,2010

Organic dairy producers appeal for more stringent regulations

by WLJ
Family farmers from around the country who produce organic milk are petitioning President Obama and the White Houses Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the swift adoption of new strict rulemaking that will rein in the abuses of a handful of factory farms they claim are violating both the spirit and letter of the federal organic law.

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Friday, January 29,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Genex Cooperative, Inc. provides beef producers profitable choices for creating the desired sex ratio in their calf crop.It is exciting to announce the addition of over 20 beef bulls to the GenChoice sexed semen product line, states Doug Wilson, Genex chief operating officer. GenChoice provides our beef members with more options.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Ordinary cattle yield extraordinary results

by WLJ
A modest cover-upmost would call a load of calves that grades 56.4 percent USDA premium Choice and 35.9 percent Prime with 92.3 percent meeting Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand standards anything but just cattle.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Spending freeze likely to affect USDA programs

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Like other federal departments, US- DAs discretionary spending likely would be affected by the freeze President Barack Obama proposed last Monday and was set to discuss in his State of the Union speech on Wednesday.

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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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