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News Update

July 6, 2016

Stay Connected with the 2016 NJAS

Angus juniors and their families are gathered in Grand Island, Neb., for the 2016 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. Activities and educational contests began Monday, July 4, and will continue through Saturday, July 9.

Showring competition begins with bred-and-owned (B&O) heifers Wednesday, July 6. Those in attendance and those keeping up with the show from home can stay up-to-date with the latest show news and information using the following resources:

Throughout the week, the cattle show will also feature steers, B&O cow-calf pairs, owned cow-calf pairs, B&O bulls, B&O best five head and owned heifers.

For more information, please view the full Angus news release online.

Seeking Member Input

The American Angus Association seeks member input in order to establish the long-range plan and strategic vision of the nation’s largest beef breed organization. Members were emailed questionnaires, which are also available within AAA Login (

Survey responses submitted online will be accepted through July 31, and respondents may enter to win a cash drawing. The Association’s long-range initiative encompasses insight from all areas of the beef cattle business, and member input is vital and appreciated.

Contact the Association at if you have questions regarding the survey.

AFBF View on House Republican Tax Reform Blueprint

Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president, issued a statement on the House Republican tax-reform blueprint: “Farmers and ranchers need a tax code that recognizes the unique financial challenges we face. Running a farm or ranch business is challenging under the best of circumstances as we meet with whatever the markets and Mother Nature send our way — but the tax code shouldn’t be as unpredictable as the weather.

“Speaker Ryan, Chairman Brady and House Republicans are to be commended for developing a blueprint for rewriting of our nation’s cumbersome, convoluted and complex tax code. Their plan is a strong and much-needed start to what will surely be an extensive tax-reform discussion. Farm Bureau is very pleased to see the plan includes several very important features for farmers and ranchers including full expensing, exclusions for capital gains and repeal of the estate tax. We look forward to continuing the conversation about meaningful tax reform that benefits the whole economy.

“Agriculture operates in a world of uncertainty, and we appreciate the focus on simplifying and streamlining the tax code. Still, the plan runs deep and wide with bold proposals that will require careful analysis. The American Farm Bureau Federation will take a serious look at the proposal and thanks House Republicans for this dedicated effort.”

RFD-TV Launches New Real Estate Show, LandLeader

When it comes to recreational properties, the real estate game delivers a completely different set of challenges for buyers. LandLeader takes viewers inside some of the most exclusive properties in North America. From chasing whitetail bucks in Kansas and fly-fishing on the magical waters of Oregon — to touring traditional pine plantations in the South and exploring oceanfront property in California — LandLeader travels the country to showcase properties, stories from landowners and the lives they live. In this new series, viewers get an inside look at unique properties around the country and meet American landowners who share the history of the property and their strong commitment to conservation.

“Land is important to all of us. It’s in our heritage and offers humanity a place to thrive. Within the fences of these properties are the stories and adventures that create lasting memories of the landowner and provide a glimpse of what might be in store for the next owners of these exclusive properties,” said Dax Hayden, national director for LandLeader.

For more information, please view the full RFD-TV news release online.

Select Sires Inc. Introduces Summer Interns

Select Sires Inc. welcomes nine interns into their summer internship program. Alicia Chisholm, Rebekah Snyder, Emily Henceroth, Sarah Battista, Karen Roberts, Ashlan Wickstrom, Cassidy Buddenberg, Saul Boysel and Dillon Wilson will be part of North America’s largest artificial insemination (AI) organization this summer.

“Both practical work experience within the agricultural industry and networking are extremely important to help college students prepare for full-time employment beyond graduation,” says David Thorbahn, Select Sires president and CEO. “That’s why Select Sires offers hands-on internship opportunities to work with trained professionals each year. This program helps to expand knowledge of the industry, while allowing interns to contribute to the day-to-day operation of the Select Sires federation.”

For more information, please view the full Select Sires news release online.


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