DL News Staff
U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) has secured $800,000 for three cattle ranchers in Beltrami County who were promised compensation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture but had not received it after more than a month of delays. When the ranchers, joint owners of a large herd recently diagnosed with tuberculosis, learned of their cattle's disease, they immediately reported it to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service as mandated by the department. However, the USDA failed to compensate the ranchers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking minority member Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) announced the first two full-Committee field hearings to begin reviewing the 2002 Farm Program. The program is set to expire in 2007. The field hearings are part of a series of hearings the committee will convene in the coming year. The first hearing will be held Monday, Feb. 6, in Fayetteville, N.C., followed by a hearing on Tuesday, Feb.
A national animal livestock identification program may be in jeopardy. Because of the political climate in Washington, D.C., implementation of the program was shoved to 2009. Now, it appears the U.S.
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will conduct the 2006 Minnesota Beef Cow/Calf Days Feb.13-17 in Northern Minnesota. These programs are designed to provide current up-to-date information on issues in the beef industry, on-going research applicable to any cow/calf management system, technologies being used within the beef industry and to create an atmosphere filled with thoughts, experiences and discussions. The two locations for Cow/ Calf Days in this part of the state are: Feb. 14 in Staples, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., (contact Brad Irwin, 218-927-7321) and Feb.
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is conducting a referendum to ask growers if they wish to replace their national check-off with a Minnesota check-off. If the national program is discontinued, the state council is proposing a check-off in the same amount now charged under the national program, which is one-half of 1 percent. Soybean growers may cast their ballot at one of a number of locations, including Friday, Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Broadway Ballroom, 115 - 30th Ave E, Alexandria; and Friday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Northland Inn, Hwy 2 & 75 N, Crookston.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of Jan. 27-Feb.
Even the state's Republican U.S. senator says Minnesotans would feel federal cuts if President Bush's budget proposal passes. "While fiscal discipline must be our priority, there are some places where the president's budget either cuts too deeply or fails to recognize the positive impact of a program, such as our agriculture program, Pell grants, Medicaid and Medicare and the Community Development Block Grants program," said Sen. Norm Coleman, usually a Bush ally.
Jeff Janke of Frazee has graduated from Continental Auctioneer Schools, Mankato. Receiving instruction in all phases of the auctioneer profession, Janke was awarded a diploma and the "certified auctioneer" and "certified real estate auctioneer" designations from school president, Rich Haas. Janke acquired knowledge and skills to recommend the auction method of marketing when a client wants to obtain the highest and best price possible. The auction method of marketing is becoming more popular as the public becomes more aware of this fast way of selling goods, property and real estate.
Weum Chiropractic Clinic would like to welcome Sara Skadsem as their new chiropractic intern. Skadsem will be working side by side with Dr. Ryan Weum in patient management and treatment. Skadsem formerly resided in Hanover, Minn., and currently lives in Detroit Lakes with husband, Steve, and their two children Jordan, 4, and Brenna, 1. Skadsem will graduate from Northwestern Health Sciences University in April of 2006 with a Bachelor and Doctor of Chiropractic. Weum Chiropractic Clinic has been serving the chiropractic needs of lakes area residents for over 25 years.
Marco was honored as a 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champion. The winners were announced on Jan. 26 at a luncheon awards ceremony held at the Doubletree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park. The 2006 Minnesota Work-Life Champions Award is Minnesota's first state-wide awards program spotlighting efforts of Minnesota businesses to implement programs and practices that create flexible and supportive workplaces. Marco was one of 12 companies recognized based on their substantial efforts to create balanced work-life cultures.