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Beef Northwest is a diversified agribusiness with cattle feeding operations in Nyssa and Boardman, Oregon, and Quincy, Washington.

With a one-time capacity of 95,000 head, Beef Northwest is the Northwest’s largest supplier of quality cattle to Tyson in Wallula, Washington, and naturally raised cattle to AB Foods, in Toppenish.

Committed to the economic and environmental sustainability of the communities it serves, Beef Northwest traces its roots to the 1800s, when the Wilson family first raised cattle on Oregon’s productive rangelands.

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Did you know… Small number, big impact

Sometimes you are reading emails, see something you realize is not spam—and your only reaction is WOW! Such was mine as I looked at qualifying numbers for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand for the months of June and July and saw 30.1% for both months. That is 30.1% of all identified black-hided, Angus-type cattle qualified for the CAB brand.

What happens when food marketers require restrictive farming practices?

One response to emerging buyer interests in food products can actually reduce consumer choice and increase food costs. Our recent research shows that a common result may be that restaurant chains, food-service operators, or grocers offer only a limited number of food items produced using tightly specified processes instead of offering a selection of products with alternative bundles of characteristics.

U.S.-Cuba Trade Relationship: Past, present, and possible future

Since December 2014, when the United States and Cuba announced the intention to restore diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century, the U.S. has taken steps to ease restrictions on trade, remittances, and travel to Cuba. The actions have generated a wave of enthusiasm about the economic opportunities that a more normal relationship between the two countries could create.

Presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham outlines his vision for rural America

RFD-TV News' Rural Town Hall presidential candidate series focuses on rural American issues in advance of the 2016 election.

White House disagrees with court decision blocking clean water rule

The White House on Friday said the Justice Department is considering its options after a U.S. district court blocked a federal clean water rule from going into effect in certain states.

Top 10 things we learned this week (September 01)

The United States is the largest consumer of beef in the world followed by Brazil and the European Union. The world is projected to 56.739 million metric tons of beef in 2015. The United States is projected to consume roughly 20% of the beef produced in the world.

America's Favorite Veterinarian Contest halted due to cyber-bullying

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has decided, reluctantly, to halt its America's Favorite Veterinarian Contest and declare all 20 finalists “America’s Favorite Veterinarians” following a vicious cyber-bullying attack which disrupted and contaminated the final election process, according to a AVMF news release.

Comcast Cable blocks Christensen Farms attack ad

It’s more bad news for one animal rights activist group after Comcast Cable pulled the group’s television commercials attacking Christensen Farms.

Meat of the Matter: Let me count the ways

In addition to the nutritional value of the food products and the economic value generated by animal agriculture, here are Seven Serious Reasons Why We Need Livestock.

Ranch succession-planning series: Define compensation and responsibilities, Part II

From part two of our four-part ranch succession-planning series. “Almost everyone I work with in agriculture fights formality, and by that, I mean defining a job description,” Dave Specht, founder of Advising Generations LLC, says. “Most family-business stakeholders have a ‘do whatever it takes to get the job done’ type work ethic because their operation depends on it. While that attitude is essential, it isn’t concrete enough to provide the structure needed.”

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