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State Beef Council to Add $6.6 Million to Beef Checkoffs National, International Promotional Activities

National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) reports: Beef producers serving state beef council boards throughout the country have chosen to supplement national and international research, education and promotion programs funded by the Beef Checkoff Program by about $6.6 million in fiscal year 2013, which began Oct. 1. The supplemental funds, invested through the Federation of State Beef Councils, are to be added to $40.3 million invested through…

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North American Cattle and Beef Production Down in 2013

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) forecasts global beef production to increase again in 2013, following an increase in 2012 from the 2011 low. In contrast, North American beef production is expected to decrease in 2013 with lower production in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Total cattle inventories are forecast to be lower in the U.S. and…

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“IBR Dialogues” on RFD-TV to Share the Full Story on IBR & MLVs

One-hour live program to be held on Monday, October 22, from 8 – 9 p.m. EDT for beef and dairy producers Industry experts will discuss alarming new research about commonly recommended vaccine protocols and potential impacts on reproduction Live Q&A will allow producers to ask questions of participating panelists during the show Greensboro, N.C. — Reproductive losses on the farm have a serious impact on herd…

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CME Group to Buy Kansas City Board of Trade for $126 Million

CME Group Inc. (CME), the world’s largest futures exchange, will buy the Kansas City Board of Trade for $126 million in cash to add a wheat contract to its products. Read the complete story at Bloomburg Business Week.

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NCBA Files Official Comments Urging EPA to Waive the Ethanol Mandate

Cattlemen ask for level playing field for a bushel of corn and relief from high feed prices WASHINGTON – In an attempt to bring relief to rural America, which is suffering from the worst drought in more than 50 years, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today filed official comments urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate for…

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