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Friday, October 9,2009

$83 billion needed yearly to feed the world

by DTN
The world needs to invest $83 billion a year in agriculture in developing countries to feed 9.1 billion people in 2050, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said last Thursday.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Summer steak sales = CAB record

by WLJ
A steak sizzling on the grill is to a consumer what a cash register cha-ching is to a grocer. Despite economic conditions, those sweet sensations were in the air this summer as demand for high-quality beef cuts picked up for the worlds largest branded beef program.

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Friday, October 9,2009

North Dakota college students win Stockmens Foundation scholarships

by WLJ
Rue wrote about the importance of advocacy to dispel inaccurate public perception. The general public is easily led to wrong conclusions involving animal agriculture and animal treatment, he wrote. The underlying problem behind this is that a few producers are careless and do not take enough pride in their work to protect the industry.

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Friday, October 9,2009

2009 AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship recipients honored

by WLJ
Supporting students pursuing large animal veterinary careers, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Pfizer Animal Health have announced the winners of the 2009 AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship. Eleven recipients were chosen, with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship towards an education in large animal medicine.

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Friday, October 9,2009

North Dakota Stockmens Association re-elects Reich as president

by WLJ
Now, more than ever, the cattle industry must be united to protect, preserve and promote the industry. That was the message of cattle producer Jack Reich of Zap, ND, during his presidents address to cattle producers during the 80th Annual North Dakota Stockmens Associations (NDSA) Convention and Trade Show Sept.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Finalists Announced for Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation and Nebraska Cattlemen are proud to announce the finalists for the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Industry leaders work collectively

by WLJ
Nearly every day, something negative is being said about the beef industry. As consumers become more interested in where their food comes from and anti-agriculture groups become more vocal, the Texas checkoff is taking a proactive approach.

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Friday, October 9,2009

U.S. and Europe detail plan to end beef dispute

by DTN
The European Union (EU) and U.S. circulated details last Wednesday of their ground-breaking deal solving their longrunning dispute over beef.

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Tuesday, September 29,2009

Grizzlies returned to endangered list by judge's ruling

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Idaho livestock spokesmen and a Wyoming Game and Fish official say a U.S. federal judge's Sept. 21 ruling to relist about 600 Yellowstone grizzly bears as endangered will allow the grizzlies to expand their range and further reduce grazing allotments for cattle and sheep on federal lands.

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Friday, September 25,2009

Labeling regulations for direct marketing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
An increasing number of ranchers are experimenting with direct marketing their cattle to consumers. Many ranchers practice direct marketing on a small scale, finishing out a few head to sell to family and friends, but some have taken this practice to another level, realizing substantial profits by

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