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Friday, October 16,2009

Checkoff participation at MUFSO helps keep beef on the menu

by WLJ
For 50 years, the Nations Restaurant News Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference (MUFSO) has fueled the foodservice industry with the education and peer-topeer connections that have contributed to the longterm success of countless chain restaurant companies.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Washington, Oregon advocate more USDA purchases of dairy products

by WLJ
The directors of state departments of agriculture in Washington and Oregon last week endorsed a national proposal to boost milk prices and keep Northwest dairy farms in business.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Cargill profit plummets

by WLJ
Cargill, which doesnt provide quarterly revenue, depends on its diversity to insulate it from volatility in its commodity businesses. The companys business includes processing crops into food ingredients and slaughtering U.S. livestock to trading complex financial instruments.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Turn frost-damaged corn into silage

by WLJ
The weather continues to complicate the farming and ranching scene, North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder says.

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Friday, October 16,2009

AHA launches online auction site: BuyHereford.com

by WLJ
Looking to market or purchase elite Hereford genetics? The American Hereford Association (AHA) has launched a new online auction Web siteBuyHere ford.comwhich will feature regular online consignment auctions.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Young ag leaders gather to strengthen industrys future

by WLJ
More than 130 young people from across the state learned about estate planning, climate change regulations affect on agriculture, wind energy and activism during the 6th Annual Young Agricultural Leadership Conference Oct. 2-4 in Helena, MT.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Whats up? Quality grades

by WLJ
Three years ago, a 30-year decline in beef quality grades was apparent, with only half of fed cattle grading USDA Choice. The Choice/Select spread hit record highs in 2006, but today, the picture is much different (see chart). July figures show 60.1 percent of the harvest mix graded Choice the first half of this year, but why?.

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Friday, October 16,2009

2010 National Beef Ambassadors announced

by WLJ
Ellen Hoffschneider, Arlington, NE, Malorie Bankhead, Livermore, CA, Rebecca Vraspir, Laramie, WY, Jackson Alexander, Anadarko, OK, and Mandy-Jo Laurent, Winnsboro, TX, were chosen as the 2010 National Beef Ambassador Team winners at the annual competition, funded in part by the beef checkoff, held Oct.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Nevada organizations find common ground in objecting to ROAM act

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Ranchers and public lands advocates can take inspiration from a group of politically-minded Nevadans who banded together to take on the ROAM act which is currently awaiting vote in the Senate.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Cowmans Classic dates set

by WLJ
The Cowmans Classic All Breeds Bull Sale has been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds in Spokane, WA. Again in 2010, the Cowmans Classic Bull Sale will be featuring the highest quality halter bulls for the Northwests top seedstock operations.

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