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Bob Hoff 11/10/05 Cattlemen convene in Chelan
by Bob Hoff, click here for bio

Program: Washington State Farm Bureau Report
Date: November 10, 2005

Washington Ag November 10, 2005 The 80th Annual Convention and Trade Show of the Washington Cattlemens and the Washington CattleWomans Associations gets underway today in Chelan at Campbells Resort. Highlights of the meeting will include a panel discussion on Livestock ID and Trade and Marketing and a panel discussion featuring the founder of R-CALF, the president of the National Cattlemens Beef Association and the WCAs top two elected officers.

A week ago WCA president Pete Guglielmino spoke at Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns Farm Bill Listening session in Cheney. He talked about getting the Japanese market reopened to U.S. beef and that measure in the U.S. Senate that would impose tariffs on Japan if it doesnt open up by mid-December.

Guglielmino: And we would hope that this would gain support. I think it needs something like this in order for them to realize we are serious about this. And we need that market.

Guglielmino also talked about opportunities for U.S. beef in China. WCA executive vice president Jack Field also spoke talking about emergency CRP grazing and funding for USDAs Wildlife Services agency. Later they both talked with Secretary Johanns at a reception in Spokane.

The Cattle Producers of Washington recently held their annual meeting in Kennewick where they heard from R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard and Governor Gregoires international trade adviser Robert Hamilton. The next day Central Washington Livestock in Moses Lake hosted its first R-CALF USA sale generating over three-thousand dollars for R-CALF and the Cattle Producers of Washington.

Im Bob Hoff.

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