Close
Home » Articles »   By Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
 
 
Saturday, October 29,2011

EPA changes CAFO requirements

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a proposed rule for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that was written primarily to settle another dispute between EPA and environmentalist groups, although EPA claims it is necessary to meet water quality protection responsibilities under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Read more Read it in print
Saturday, October 29,2011

DNA test for gain, grade available soon

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
A new DNA test for marbling and post-weaning growth will soon help cattle producers better hit the high-quality beef target. The tool, set to debut in early 2012, will be made available under a development agreement between Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Pfizer Animal Genetics, the companies announced.

Read more Read it in print
Saturday, October 29,2011

NCBA stays firm on farm dust

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Although rumors are circulating that refer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to regulate farm dust as a myth, a hearing hosted by Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-KY, of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, cleared up what many call profound misconceptions.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, October 24,2011

Tribe controls own water

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Dry Creek Rancheria, 75 acres of what was once an 86,400-acre territory, is home to the Pomo Indians, and they include not just one tribe, but approximately 21 independent communities speaking seven different language dialects. The tribe was officially recognized as a sovereign nation in 1915.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, October 24,2011

Export sales drop

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Futures markets were steady to mixed as futures traders waited for the cash markets to develop most of the week. With packer margins continuing to be in the red, tight cattle supplies were looking for firm cash prices.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, October 24,2011

Mexican trucking pilot program removes tariffs

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has completed the required steps to allow Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S. under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and has granted authorization to a Mexican carrier to make U.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, October 14,2011

Cattlemen optimistic about trade agreements

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
After several years of stressing to lawmakers the importance of new trade agreements with some of the world's largest beef importers, beef producers were optimistic last week as the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate voted in favor of the pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, October 14,2011

WASDE reduces supply-demand gap

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In last week's monthly USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, corn and soybean productions were reduced 1 percent from September, but the supply-demand gap seems to be shrinking, especially in the global market. The report's U.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, October 14,2011

Hay and alfalfa prices spike

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The recent USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report came out last week, with one key cattle feed supply missing - hay. The drought in Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states has left the hay supply and demand chart lopsided.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, October 14,2011

Tax treatment options for drought areas

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Ranchers across droughtstricken areas have been forced to sell cattle at a historic rate and now many have the added burden of worrying about upcoming income tax implications

Read more Read it in print
 
 
User Box (click to open)
 
SEARCH IN WLJ
Get WLJ In Your Inbox!
   
 
S M T W T F S
1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
6 7 8* 9* 10* 11* 12*
13 14* 15* 16 17 18* 19*
20 21* 22* 23 24 25 26*
27 28 29 30
 
 

© Crow Publications - Any reprint of WLJ stories, except for personal use, without permission, written consent and appropriate attribution is prohibited. 2008 Crow Publications. All rights reserved.