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Friday, October 1,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
China pointed out to the WTO panel that their cooked poultry has met international health standards and they have been shipping product to Japan and Europe. Those two markets are perhaps the two most critical, health-conscious markets in the world, and the U.

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Friday, October 1,2010

KAY'S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
The Great Recession might be over, but that's little comfort for the millions of Americans still out of work or working reduced hours. In fact, our nation of conspicuous spenders has become one of extremely cautious spenders, and this new attitude continues to show up in food spending.

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Friday, October 1,2010

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
As a local wine grape grower and businessman, I have first-hand experience with how AB 32 is adversely impacting agriculture in the Central Valley. Just yesterday, I had a meeting with local San Joaquin winemakers who have been devastated by over-reaching air regulations that have imposed exorbitant fees and fines, costing them millions.

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Friday, September 24,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The Cattle on Feed report showed that cattle feeders were fairly aggressive on their purchases for August, with placements up 7.4 percent over last year.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Health check

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
You may wonder what genetics has to do with herd health. Sure, the neighbor swears that cattle from this breed or that will die as soon as they get off the truck, but thats just an old wives tale, right? Maybe not. Although selection for health still might be only on the horizon, a growing base of research shows they are tied together.

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Friday, September 24,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Producers utilizing the CHAPS (Cow Herd Appraisal Performance System) record-keeping program through the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA) have a cow pregnancy rate of 93.5 percent and will follow through in the spring by calving out 92.

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Friday, September 24,2010

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
When U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled in favor of two eco-extremist groups attempts to gain private information regarding federal grazing permits, she put at great risk the rural backbone of the West and the families that hold it together. On Sept.

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Friday, September 17,2010

Market direction

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Cattle markets remain good after Labor Day, but last week, things became a bit unsettled after a good rally in the corn market. Feeder cattle have lost a few dollars, but yearling trade at $110 with $5 corn isn’t all that bad. But it makes you think a little harder about the direction of the markets

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Friday, September 17,2010

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
Recently, we had a range fire kick up about 25 miles from our place. It was far enough from our ranch not to be of immediate concern, but close enough that we wanted to pay attention. I headed out looking for information and ready to give assistance..

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Friday, September 17,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Each year, the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA) summarizes the average performance of beef cattle herds that are utilizing the Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software (CHAPS) programs.

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