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ISSUE DATE: 07/18/2011

Colorado a microcosm of CBB dustup

By Larry Dreiling

Even though Cattlemen's Beef Board Chairman Tom Jones and CEO Tom Ramey have resigned in the aftermath of an eavesdropping scandal, there's still plenty of concern from several state livestock groups that the scandal has eroded the very purpose of the CBB.

That is, from the preamble of the act creating the beef checkoff: To enable cattle producers to establish, finance, and carry out a coordinated program of research, producer and consumer information, and promotion to improve, maintain, and develop markets for cattle, beef, and beef products.

In a statement, Jones, a Pottsville, Ark., producer, resigned July 11, citing personal and family reasons for his decision, including the deteriorating health of his father. Wesley Grau, CBB chair from Grady, N.M., will lead the organization until the next convened board meeting, scheduled for Aug. 4 in Orlando, Fla., the CBB says. At that time, the board will decide on further action.


NEWS

BARN added to Exchange Traded Fund world
E. coli can survive in streambed sediments for months
Family honored with bequest to Kansas State
Governor tours drought-stricken counties
Roberts announces Wichita farm bill field hearing
SURE crop assistance deadline approaches
USDA introduces food safety app for smartphones
Webinars offered to discuss settlement claims process

CROPS

ARS and cooperators study cotton gin dust emissions
Baled corn poses a risk for aflatoxin
Baling wheat straw becoming more common
Corn acreage higher than analysts expected
Dodge City to host 3i Show
Drought conditions expected to linger
Earlier irrigation can help speed late-planted cotton
Extension to host wheat, stocker cattle meeting
Field day to focus on herbicide-resistant pigweed populations
June plantings report generally bearish
Kansas Wheat breaks ground on Kansas Wheat Innovation Center
Lab seeks drought-tolerant traits in cotton
Latest corn crop estimates may ease pressure on food prices
Midsummer Crop Diagnostic clinics offered near Mead
Misener team moves north
MU irrigation energy field day set for July 28
Nebraska winery, vineyard members place in national contest
NRCS provides conservation funding for Ogallala Aquifer
Potato field day set for July 20
Rain puts Hoffman Harvesting behind schedule
Roland Harvesting stays busy
Rural Advantage, UMN Extension to host field day
Rural women attend leadership conference
Scott's crew celebrates holiday and good wheat
Wheat farmers urge quick passage of pending FTAs
Wheat growers to learn at Profit Maximizer Wheat Summit

LIVESTOCK

Beef cattle specialist: Cattle market outlook positive
Colorado a microcosm of CBB dustup
Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council annual meeting set for November
Kansas Angus Association hosts Carcass Data Project
KCA applauds Cattlemen's Beef Board
State dairy industry prepares for emergencies
Watch for signs of anthrax after flooding
Wildfires trigger ag emergency response plans statewide

EDITOR

Country girl
Hurry up and wait
Safe food
Watching the clock

COLUMNS

Cellulosic ethanol and cold fusion
Eight new silage corn hybrids debut for 2012
GPS coalition fights to save its satellite-based signals
Just a scoop full
New correction service for ag market
New fence charger covers large areas
Strategy, not knee-jerk reactions
To have a friend you must be one

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Despite rain, Missouri topsoil is still dry
Dodge City cattle sales report
Drought forces Southeastern Colorado producers to reduce herds
Dry temperatures boost Nebraska crops
Ericson livestock auction report
Fields drying slowly
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain bids mostly lower
Grain market close
Hay movement slows in some areas
Hay trade moderate
Heat and high winds stress Montana crops
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock auction report
Kansas crops suffer from lack of rain
Lexington livestock market report
McAlester livestock market report
Moisture varies across Wyoming
More moisture needed in New Mexico
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Rain again in central Iowa
Record breaking temperatures continue
Salina cattle auction report
South Dakota crops benefit from warm weather
Springfield livestock auction report
Texas wheat harvest near completion
Tulia livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat harvest begins in Nebraska
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Having a well-managed bull pasture
Hay a hot commodity among ranchers
Prepare pastures now to meet winter feed needs

FAMILY

4-H Foundation announces new website
Biggs has a touch of class
Heartland Flyer: 12 years of rail success
Herbicide damage in landscapes may be indirect
Horticulture Field Day set for July 19
Locate, control bagworms now
Maintaining your landscape during drought
Meditation for 7-18-11
Money stretching ideas from readers
Pheasants Forever names western Kan. representative
Revitalize your veggies
Salmon, the pretty pink fish
Second Thoughts-By Joe Kreger
Timing influences quality when harvesting vegetables
Tomato Day is July 23 in Wichita
Watch for ticks

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