02-16-17 FFA Members Across the Country to Celebrate National FFA Week

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INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017/National FFA Organization) – Agriculture is part of our daily lives—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. Next week, more than 649,000 FFA members will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives while sharing the message of agricultural education as part of National FFA Week.

National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to host a variety of activities to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of agriculture’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education.

National FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, George Washington’s birthday. This year, the week kicks off on Feb. 18 and culminates on Feb. 25. Continue reading

02-20-17 CCA: Open Letter Issued to All Federal Grazing Permittees

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CCA:  Open Letter Issued to All Federal Grazing Permittees

ARVADA, CO – Recently, a group has materialized claiming to be the only organization that represents the public lands rancher. This recently-formed group, which has questionable ties to public lands grazing; is advancing a compelling but dangerous theory that ranchers who hold grazing permits on public lands are not merely permittees, but allotment owners. While we at PLC fight every day for the preference and property rights of ranchers, we feel that this particular theory goes beyond our legal rights and could ultimately result in the loss of permits and subsequent destruction of family ranches.

We are lucky in this industry to have a deep bench of legal talent that is focused on our issues and represents our interests in the courts. These assembled legal minds have released the following open letter on this general topic which we present to you independent of our opinions and analysis. That so many of the names on the attached letter will be familiar to you is a testament to their commitment to our industry and their years of work on behalf of ranchers.

Open Letter as to Status of Grazing Permits Issued by BLM and USFS

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02-20-17 ANCW names Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program scholarship winners

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The 2017 winners of the Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program were announced at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. The three winners are (pictured center, left to right) Elisabeth Loseke, Columbus, Neb., McKenzie Smith, Snowville, Utah, and Haley Goodall, Belden, N.D. They are pictured with ANCW program manager Evelyn Brown (far left) and Janet Bailey Barrows of Farm Credit Services of America (far right). Each recipient receives a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.

The 2017 winners of the Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program were announced at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. The three winners are (pictured center, left to right) Elisabeth Loseke, Columbus, Neb., McKenzie Smith, Snowville, Utah, and Haley Goodall, Belden, N.D. They are pictured with ANCW program manager Evelyn Brown (far left) and Janet Bailey Barrows of Farm Credit Services of America (far right). Each recipient receives a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.

ANCW names Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program scholarship winners

Developing young people to be tomorrow’s advocates for the beef industry is the goal of the Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program. The program is managed by the American National CattleWomen, Inc., and sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.

Three winners of the Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program have been selected for this year. The three 2017 winners are Elisabeth Loseke, Columbus, Neb., McKenzie Smith, Snowville, Utah, and Haley Goodall, Belden, N.D. Each recipient received a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America. The winners were announced at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show held in Nashville, Tenn. Continue reading

02-20-17 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) February 20, 2017 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

To listen to the Interview, click the audio mp3 link below…

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