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January 2011 will be the first regular monthly edition of Progressive Cattleman. The Progressive Cattleman staff is working to prepare the best editorial, relevant information and most innovative advertising options in the business.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Terry Neuner worked eight years for 3M in Japan before his employers treated him to a Kobe beef dinner. The meal was worth the wait.

“It was so good, I knew then that this was something I wanted to bring back home,” said Neuner, who owns Westphalia Vineyards, a farm southwest of Jefferson City.

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Superior Livestock Auction, Inc. has announced that its Internet division, Superior Stampede, Visalia, California, will be transitioning to Superior's Click-To-Bid Internet auction format.

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LAREDO, Texas -- Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos visited livestock inspection facilities on Oct. 14 and announced new efforts to protect the livestock trade between the United States and Mexico. After touring a temporary inspection facility in Laredo with Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Avalos announced that USDA will be opening a temporary cattle inspection facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, the third temporary facility opened since the suspensions earlier this year.

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A group of 115 congressional members have signed a bipartisan letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, requesting “a thorough economic analysis” on the proposed rules on marketing of livestock and poultry under the Packers and Stockyards Act.

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Beef producers have reason to brush up on their global geography – notably in Europe, Russia and the Middle East, if the past eight months are any indicator. A brave new world is expanding for beef exports, according to John Brook, the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s regional director for Russia, Europe and the Middle East.

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