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Friday, February 6,2009

Dairy producer elected to chair Cattlemens Beef Board

by WLJ
After an eventful week in Phoenix, AZ, at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Lucinda Williams joins the ranks of many ranchers across the country elected by fellow cattlemen and women to serve as Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) chair.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Ag outlook and farm bill conferences set

by WLJ
Given the current economic uncertainty, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service has scheduled eight agricultural outlook conferences throughout the state. Several members from the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics will be presenting.

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Friday, February 6,2009

JBS still committed to completing National Beef deal

by Chris Clayton - DTN
JBS Swift is continuing talks with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on potentially divesting assets to complete its purchase of National Beef Co., and talks remain stuck on some of the major points laid out by DOJ in its anti-trust case, JBS executives said late last month.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Idaho Beef Council hires Davis as program manager

by WLJ
The Idaho Beef Council is pleased to announce Katlin Davis as its new program manager. As program manager, Davis is responsible for implementing the Beef Councils market plan for increasing consumer beef demand throughout the state of Idaho.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Instrument assessment of beef makes major strides in 10 years

by WLJ
Beef grading has been a vital marketing serviceprovided by USDA since the 1920s. Consumers, through retail, restaurant, and commercial food service buyers, have come to rely on USDA Prime, Choice, and Select as symbols of quality. Much of the U.S.

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Friday, February 6,2009

National Beef Backer Award winners announced

by WLJ
National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice were announced two weeks ago by the Beef Checkoff Program at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in Phoenix, AZ. The Beef Backer Award recognizes chain and independent restaurant operators who excel in menuing and marketing beef.

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Friday, February 6,2009

ANCW elects Kristy Lage president

by WLJ
Kristy Lage, Arthur, NE, has been elected 58th president of the American National CattleWomen, Inc. (ANCW) during the organizations 2009 annual meeting Jan. 27-30 in Phoenix, AZ. ANCW is a voice for women who support and promote the beef industry.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Millerberg to repeat as NALF president

by WLJ
The 2009 Annual Meeting of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) was held Jan. 12 at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. About 90 members and guests attended. With NALF President Bob Millerberg, Draper, UT, presiding, the main order of business was the Board of Directors election.

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Friday, February 6,2009

NCBA elects new officers, sets policy at annual convention in Phoenix, AZ

by WLJ
Members of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) held their board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting last month as the 2009 Cattle Industry Annual Convention concluded in Phoenix. This years convention and trade show was attended by approximately 5,300 people.

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Friday, February 6,2009

Now accepting applications for 2009 W.D. Farr Scholarship

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) announces the 2009 scholarship honoring the late W.D. Farr, of Greeley, CO. Two annual $12,000 graduate scholarships bearing his name will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experience.

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