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UPDATED DAILY: 2022 Wrangler NFR Round Results and Averages

2022 World All-Around Standings:  1. Stetson Wright; $758,828.78, Milford, UT; 2. Caleb Smidt; $372,964.69, Bellville, TX; 3. Josh Frost; $307,700.96, Randlett, UT; 4. Zack Jongbloed; $235,260.99, Iowa, LA; 5. Marty Yates; $225,732.42, Stephenville, TX; 6. Haven Meged; $214,305.62, Miles City, MT; 7. Coleman Proctor; $212,521.30, Pryor, OK; 8. Rhen Richard; $181,702.95•Roosevelt, UT; 9. Taylor Santos; $159,179.29, Creston, CA; 10. Paul David Tierney; $118,791.57, Oklahoma City, OK

RAM Top Gun Standings: 1. Zeke Thurston, $256,077.6, Saddle Bronc Riding; 2; Stetson Wright; $237,812.24, Bull Riding; 3. Jess Pope; $231,361.07, Bareback Riding; 4. Caleb Smidt, $225,220.79, Tie-down Roping; 5. Logan Hay, $199,960.11, Saddle Bronc Riding; 6. Patrick Smith; $199,726.99, Team Roping (Heelers); 7. Tanner Tomlinson; $199,726.99, Team Roping (Headers); 8.  Lefty Holman; $191,410.28, Saddle Bronc Riding; 9.  Kaycee Feild; $185,347.77, Bareback Riding; 10. Tristen Hutchings; $183,482.33, Bull Riding


Bareback Riding

2022 WORLD CHAMPION: Jess Pope

ROUND 10 WINNER: Kaycee Feild

BAREBACK RIDING LEADERS AS OF ROUND 10

  • Average: 1. Jess Pope 778.5/9; 2 Cole Franks 764.0/9; 3 R.C. Landingham 762.0/9; 4 Kaycee Feild 759.0/9; 5 Leighton Berry 752.5/9; 6 Tim O’Connell 750.0/9; 7 Cole Reiner 749.0/9; 8 Ty Breuer 729.5/9; 9 Garrett Shadbolt 723.0/9; 10 Caleb Bennett 721.0/9; 11 Tilden Hooper 676.0/8; 12 Rocker Steiner 666.5/8; 13 Tanner Aus 650.0/8; 14 Clayton Biglow 589.0/7; 15 Orin Larsen 217.5/3
  • World Standings: 1. Jess Pope, $390,620.11, Waverly, KS, 2. Kaycee Feild, $316,490.32, Genola, UT, 3. Leighton Berry, $267,273.99, Weatherford, TX, 4. Cole Franks, $263,377.99, Clarendon, TX, 5. R.C. Landingham, $246,696.05, Hat Creek, CA, 6. Tim O’Connell, $234,231.73, Zwingle, IA, 7. Cole Reiner, $228,020.71, Buffalo, WY, 8. Tanner Aus, $206,851.37, Granite Falls, MN, 9. Tilden Hooper, $188,477.28, Carthage, TX, 10. Rocker Steiner, $185,366.74, Weatherford, TX
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Steer Wrestling

2022 WORLD CHAMPION: Tyler Waguespack

ROUND 10 WINNER: Jesse Brown

STEER WRESTLING LEADERS AS OF ROUND 10

  • Average: 1 Kyle Irwin 42.10/9; 2 Jesse Brown 44.70/9; 3 Will Lummus 47.00/9; 4 Tyler Waguespack 53.10/9; 5 Stetson Jorgensen 55.70/9; 6 Tanner Brunner 65.30/9; 7 Hunter Cure 35.60/8; 8 Rowdy Parrott 36.30/8; 9 J.D. Struxness 37.40/8; 10 Dakota Eldridge 37.60/8; 11 Dirk Tavenner 49.50/8; 12 Timmy Sparing 49.90/8; 13 Ty Erickson 57.10/8; 14 Tristan Martin 30.40/7; 15 Nick Guy 42.60/7
  • World Standings: 1. Tyler Waguespack, $268,881.34, Gonzales, LA, 2. Will Lummus, $266,188.44, Byhalia, MS, 3. Kyle Irwin, $249,891.70, Robertsdale, AL, 4. Hunter Cure, $247,309.24, Holliday, TX, 5. Jesse Brown, $241,151.93, Baker City, OR, 6. Stetson Jorgensen, $235,287.94, Blackfoot, ID, 7. J.D. Struxness, $197,227.71, Milan, MN, 8. Ty Erickson, $192, 400.30, Helena, MT, 9. Tanner Brunner, $174,746.36, Ramona, KS, 10. Tristan Martin, $170, 981.07, Sulphur, LA
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Team Roping

2022 WORLD CHAMPION HEADER: Kaleb Driggers

2022 WORLD CHAMPION HEELER: Junior Nogueira

ROUND 10 WINNERS: Rhen Richard / Jeremy Buhler

TEAM ROPING LEADERS AS OF ROUND 10

  • Average: 1 Tanner Tomlinson/Patrick Smith 53.00/10; 2 Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira 71.40/9; 3 Riley Minor/Brady Minor 73.60/9; 4 Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins 43.20/8; 5 Jr. Dees/Levi Lord 50.20/8; 6 Dustin Egusquiza/Travis Graves 56.20/8; 7 Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill 38.40/7; 8 Coleman Proctor/Logan Medlin 39.10/7; 9 Jake Orman/Brye Crites 45.50/7; 10 Tyler Wade/Trey Yates 30.30/6; 11 Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp 32.20/6; 12 Lightning Aguilera/Jonathan Torres 40.80/6; 13 Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison 44.90/6; 14 Rhen Richard/Jeremy Buhler 21.70/4; 15 Clay Smith/Jake Long 50.60/4
  • World Standings – Heading: 1. Kaleb Driggers, $340,708.23, Hoboken, GA, 2. Tanner Tomlinson, $307,095.20, Angleton, TX, 3. Clay Tryan, $264,954.96, Billings, MT, 4. Andrew Ward, $226,722.88, Edmond, OK, 5. Jr. Dees, $209,730.32, Aurora, SD, 6. Coleman Proctor, $207,354.76, Pryor, OK, 7. Dustin Egusquiza, $201,830.92, Marianna, FL, 8. Tyler Wade, $196,868.58, Terrell, TX, 9. Rhen Richard, $178,454.15, Roosevelt, UT, 10. Chad Masters, $169,183.99, Cedar Hill, TN
  • World Standings – Heeling: 1. Junior Nogueira, $340,708.23, Presidente Prudente, SP, 2. Patrick Smith, $307,095.20, Lipan, TX, 3. Jade Corkill, $231,147.06, Fallon, NV, 4. Buddy Hawkins, $225,180.58, Stephenville, TX, 5. Levi Lord, $211,128.35, Sturgis, SD,  6. Logan Medlin, $207,354.76, Tatum, NM, 7. Travis Graves, $202,545.32, Jay, OK, 8. Trey Yates, $193,306.33, Pueblo, CO, 9. Jeremy Buhler, $179,389.57, Arrowwood, AB,10. Joseph Harrison, $173,855.31, Marietta, OK
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Saddle Bronc Riding

2022 WORLD CHAMPION: Zeke Thurston

ROUND 10 WINNER: Kolby Wanchuk

SADDLE BRONC RIDING LEADERS AS OF ROUND 10

  • Average: 1 Zeke Thurston 876.5/10; 2 Logan Hay 863.0/10; 3 Brody Cress 777.0/10; 4 Lefty Holman 785.0/9; 5 Stetson Wright 781.5/9; 6 Dawson Hay 775.5/9; 7 Kade Bruno 757.0/9; 8 Kolby Wanchuk 748.0/9; 9 Tanner Butner 728.0/9; 10 Chase Brooks 687.0/8; 11 Ryder Wright 666.0/8; 11 Sage Newman 666.0/8; 13 Kole Ashbacher 657.5/8; 14 Wyatt Casper 649.5/8; 15 Layton Green 562.5/7
  • World Standings: 1. Zeke Thurston, $399,915.64, Big Valley, AB, 2. Lefty Holman, $341,389.58, Visalia, CA, 3. Logan Hay, $339,400.52, Wildwood, AB, 4. Stetson Wright, $335,796.51, Milford, UT, 5. Sage Newman, $320,474.16, Melstone, MT, 6. Brody Cress, $246,275.01, Hillsdale, WY, 7. Dawson Hay, $213,122.25, Wildwood, AB, 8. Kolby Wanchuk, $211,632.52, Sherwood Park, AB, 9. Chase Brooks, $204,126.17, Deer Lodge, MT, 10. Ryder Wright, $192,672.61, Beaver, UT
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Tie Down Roping

2022 WORLD CHAMPION: Caleb Smidt

ROUND 10 WINNER: Ty Harris

TIE DOWN ROPING LEADERS AS OF ROUND 10

  • Average: 1 Caleb Smidt 82.50/10; 2 Cory Solomon 93.40/10; 3 Zack Jongbloed 95.80/10; 4 Haven Meged 117.50/10; 5 Tyler Milligan 129.90/10; 6 Macon Murphy 136.20/10; 7 Hunter Herrin 87.10/9; 8 Ty Harris 96.80/9; 9 Marty Yates 69.10/8; 10 Shad Mayfield 92.80/8; 11 Shane Hanchey 104.30/8; 12 Riley Webb 66.80/7; 13 Kincade Henry 60.40/6; 14 John Douch 39.40/5; 15 Tuf Cooper 51.50/5
  • World Standings: 1. Caleb Smidt, $374,736.70, Bellville, TX, 2. Shad Mayfield, $269,936.43, Clovis, NM, 3. Cory Solomon, $265,302.94, Prairie View, TX, 4. Hunter Herrin, $258,613.06, Apache, OK, 5. John Douch, $254,376.15, Huntsville, TX, 6. Zack Jongbloed, $233,962.22, Iowa, LA, 7. Marty Yates, $228,106.48, Stephenville, TX, 8. Haven Meged, $227,896.65, Miles City, MT, 9. Kincade Henry, $217,107.81, Mount Pleasant, TX, 10. Riley Webb, $188,597.25, Denton, TX
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Barrel Racing

2022 WORLD CHAMPION: Hailey Kinsel

ROUND 10 WINNER: Shelley Morgan

BARREL RACING LEADERS AS OF ROUND 10

  • Average: 1 Shelley Morgan 137.28/10; 2 Bayleigh Choate 138.98/10; 3 Lisa Lockhart 141.66/10; 4 Jordon Briggs 142.41/10; 5 Wenda Johnson 142.76/10; 6 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi 143.01/10; 7 Sissy Winn 144.03/10; 8 Hailey Kinsel 146.06/10; 9 Margo Crowther 146.98/10; 10 Kassie Mowry 152.33/10; 11 Emily Beisel 155.50/10; 12 Jessica Routier 158.19/10; 13 Dona Kay Rule 159.34/10; 14 Stevi Hillman 164.56/10; 15 Leslie Smalygo 144.69/9$177,762.92; 4. Dona Kay Rule, $164,956.44; 5. Margo Crowther, $149,774.91; 6. Lisa Lockhart, $144,304.01; 7. Emily Beisel, $$140,340.06; 8. Stevi Hillman, $138,063.82; 9. Shelley Morgan, $137,249.52; 10. Kassie Mowry, $125,404.45; 11. Sissy Winn, $119,309.76; 12. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $107,758.79; 13. Leslie Smalygo, $106,578.10; 14. Bayleigh Choate (R), $100,892.81; 15. Jessica Routier, $96,863.10
  • World Standings Following Round 10: 1. Hailey Kinsel, $302,172.27; 2. Jordon Briggs, $274,520.38; 3. Shelley Morgan, $265,029.69; 4. Lisa Lockhart, $253,196.90; 5. Wenda Johnson, $231,859.61; 6. Emily Beisel, $221,718.13; 7. Margo Crowther, $184,751.16; 8. Bayleigh Choate, $182,970.62; 9. Dona Kay Rule, $171,018.99; 10. Leslie Smalygo, $158,342.95
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Bull Riding

2022 WORLD CHAMPION: Stetson Wright

ROUND 10 WINNER: Kaycee Feild

BULL RIDING LEADERS AS OF ROUND 10

  • Average: 1 Stetson Wright 684.5/8; 2 Josh Frost 589.5/7; 3 Ky Hamilton 510.0/6; 4 Tristen Hutchings 447.0/5; 5 Trevor Kastner 429.0/5; 6 Trey Kimzey 347.0/4; 7 Garrett Smith 256.5/3; 8 Trey Holston 175.5/2; 9 Jeff Askey 175.0/2; 10 Creek Young 169.0/2; 11 Cole Fischer 159.5/2; 12 JR Stratford 90.0/1; 13 Jared Parsonage 81.5/1; 14 Lukasey Morris ; 15 Reid Oftedahl
  • World Standings: 1. Stetson Wright, $592,143.66, Milford, UT, 2. Josh Frost, $409,629.74, Randlett, UT, 3. Tristen Hutchings, $379,785.78, Monteview, ID, 4. Ky Hamilton, $278,412.34, Mackay, QL, 5. Trevor Kastner, $255,179.37, Roff, OK, 6. Jeff Askey, $229,905.37, Athens, TX, 7. Trey Kimzey, $201,999.26, Strong City, OK, 8. Garrett Smith, $197,593.55, Rexburg, ID, 9. Trey Holston, $171,356.88, Fort Scott, KS, 10. JR Stratford, $142,943.19, Byers, KS
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Breakaway Roping

2022 WORLD CHAMPION: Martha Angelone

ROUND 10 WINNER: JJ Hampton, Taylor Munsell

BREAKAWAY ROPING LEADERS AS OF ROUND 10

  • Average: 1. Cadee Williams, 31.9 seconds on ten head, $13,866; 2. Lari Dee Guy, 40.1, $11,250; 3. Cheyanne Guillory, 32.9 on nine head, $8,895; 4. Beau Peterson, 36.3, $6,541; 5. Erin Johnson, 43.4, $4,709; 6. Joey Williams, 50.5, $3,401; 7. Josie Conner, 51.7, $2,355; 8. Taylor Munsell, 19.9 on eight head, $1,308.
  • World Standings: Martha Angelone, $130,303.91; 2. Taylor Munsell, $90,844.53; 3. Erin Johnson, $88,719.77; 4. Lari Dee Guy, $88,584.52; 5. Shelby Boisjoli, $83,807.59
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Coalition sends Califf questions about FDA reorganization

A coalition of consumer and business groups today sent Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf a series of questions about the reorganization of the Human Foods program.
The letter raises questions about Califf’s decision to keep the food inspection program from the elements that will come under a new deputy commissioner for foods.
The coalition consists of the American Frozen Food Institute, Association of Food and Drug Officials, Consumer Brands Association, Consumer Reports, Environmental Working Group, International Fresh Produce Association, STOP Foodborne Illness and Western Growers.
The letter was distributed by Consumer Reports.
Brian Ronholm, the director of food policy at Consumer Reports, said in a news release, “We’re disappointed that the FDA’s plan falls short of what’s needed to strengthen the agency’s ability to protect the public and keep our food safe.”
“The FDA’s plan fails to ensure that all of the agency’s food program staff will work together seamlessly with a common strategic direction, clear priorities, sound resource management, and internal accountability. This plan essentially cements the current dysfunctional structure at the FDA that led to the infant formula crisis and contributed to other longstanding problems that have plagued the agency.
“These reforms fail to unify the food program under one empowered leader and provide the deputy commissioner with the broad authority and accountability needed to integrate and coordinate all of the human and animal food resources and activities at the agency.”
Ronholm
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USDA plans to restrict sugar, sodium, non-whole grains in school meals

The Agriculture Department’s Food and Nutrition Service today will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register to restrict sugar, sodium and non-whole grains in school meals and make other changes to the program.
The proposed rule will be open for comment until Monday, April 10.
On a Facebook live “Conversation on Healthy School Meals Roundtable” on Friday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA will take “a gradual, multiyear approach,” but that the new standards would include:
▪ “Limiting added sugars in certain high-sugar products and, later, across the weekly menu;
▪ Allowing flavored milk in certain circumstances and with reasonable limits on added sugars;
▪ Incrementally reducing weekly sodium limits over many school years; and
▪ Emphasizing products that are primarily whole grain, with the option for occasional non-whole grain products.”
“Our commitment to the school meal programs comes from a common goal we all share — keeping kids healthy and helping them reach their full potential,” said Vilsack.
“Many children aren’t getting the nutrition they need, and diet-related diseases are on the rise. Research shows school meals are the healthiest meals in a day for most kids, proving that they are an important tool for giving kids access to the nutrition they need for a bright future.
“We must all step up to support child health if we are to achieve the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of ending hunger and reducing diet-related diseases by 2030, in accordance with the National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Strengthening school meals is one of the best ways we can achieve that goal.”
Vilsack also noted, “By law, USDA is required to set standards for the foods and beverages served through the school meal programs, including nutrition standards that align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.”
A spokesperson for the Healthy Eating Research, a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said the proposed standards “would take a gradual and incremental approach to more closely (but not fully) align school meals with the DGA.”
The Healthy Eating Research program also released a study that said “strong nutrition standards for school meals would benefit students by improving their nutrition and health, food security, and academic performance and would benefit schools by boosting meal participation and food service revenue.” 
Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, and House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said in a joint statement, “We will review this proposal and talk with the stakeholders who make this program run to understand what works and what does not.”
“Claiming to be science-based doesn’t mean USDA can put unworkable standards in place that make it harder for local school personnel to feed kids,” they said.
“Claiming to have solicited feedback does not mean USDA can ignore what works for schools and families to ensure kids will eat the meals. Claiming to be flexible does not mean USDA can add requirements that drive up costs for schools and families.”
Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott, D-Va., the ranking member on the Education and Workforce Committee, said he was pleased with the proposal.
“Updating these standards will bring us one step closer to eliminating child malnutrition and the gaps in access to healthy food,” Scott said.
“In Congress, I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle can come together to build on the critical support for nutrition programs that we passed in the American Rescue Plan as well as advance a comprehensive reauthorization of federal child nutrition programs.”
The School Nutrition Association, which represents school food service directors and the companies that make school foods, said USDA should “maintain current school nutrition standards rather than implement newly proposed rules that are unachievable for most schools nationwide.”
”We see children choose not to eat at all if a meal is not familiar or appetizing to them, and it’s heartbreaking, particularly for food insecure families who rely on school meals,” said SNA president Lori Adkins. “School nutrition staff work tirelessly to keep students choosing and consuming healthy school meals; we must continue to support those efforts.”
SNA has opposed many of the stricter nutrition standards since they were first introduced under the 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. SNA noted that its members will come to Washington in March to talk to members of Congress about the proposed standards.
Courtney Gaine, president and CEO of The Sugar Association, the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry, said, “As USDA undertakes its rulemaking for school meals with a focus on obesity reduction, it is important to note that added sugars consumption has actually declined by more than 30% since 2000 while child obesity is up by 45%.”
“The Sugar Association supports the alignment of school meals with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to provide healthier nutrition for all of America’s children, and we are pleased to see that the USDA proposes applying the less than 10% of calories from added sugars target to the week’s menus as the DGAs are intended to serve as a guide for overall diet planning, not as an inflexible formula for specific menu items.
“However, the proposed rule’s limit on sugar in individual, highly nutritious, foods, such as yogurt and cereal, conflicts with the DGAs intended application across an entire diet. These product limits not only ignore the many functional roles that sugar plays in food beyond sweetness but will also lead to reduced consumption of important nutrients,” Gaine said.
But Center for Science in the Public Interest President Peter Lurie said in a news release, “Fortunately, our research into the foods and milks made for schools shows that there is an array of adequate products that already meet these improved nutrition standards.”
Lurie said the rule would “continue the historic progress of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act by, for the first time, limiting added sugars in school meals.”
“Despite a brief setback during the Trump administration — reversed by a judge after we sued — school meals have become better and better under the improvements required by that 2010 law,” Lurie said.
“The proposal isn’t perfect, though. While the USDA is capping added sugars as we petitioned it to do last year, the rule disappoints on sodium: while it’s a step in the right direction, it’s not enough to get to our destination.
“The USDA’s sodium reduction goals do not align with the Dietary Guidelines. We will need to continue to work with USDA, schools, and the food industry to reach sodium levels that are safer for kids.“
Nor does USDA’s proposal on whole grains align with the guidelines. USDA should have maintained the 100% whole grain-rich requirement; instead, the rule stops short at 80%, which could slow or reverse the progress schools and industry have made to provide more whole grain-rich products,” Lurie said.T
he Food Research & Action Center said the new standards “will make for a healthier school day.”
FRAC also noted that it had “led efforts to bring the voices of parents, children, and community leaders to the table during USDA’s information-gathering process and worked to ensure that racial equity was at the crux of our work. The new standards heed the call for a balanced, reasonable approach to improving the standards in a practical way.”
FRAC cited highlights from the new standards proposal:
▪ “Introduces added sugar limits for school breakfast and lunch, starting with sugar limits for breakfast cereals and yogurt, and limits on grain-based desserts, and eventually phasing in a limit on the total amount of added sugar in all meals and snacks,
▪ “Requires at least 80% of the weekly grains in the school lunch and breakfast menus to be whole grain-rich, and
▪ “Phases in a reduction in sodium in school meals, aligning closer to the FDA voluntary standards of lowering sodium levels.”

The American Heart Association praised the proposal for limiting the amount of added sugars in school meals for the first time.
“Added sugars are a significant source of excess calories, provide no nutritional value and may cause weight gain and increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic health conditions,” the association said, noting that it had filed a citizen petition with the USDA calling for an added sugars standard in the school meals program.
The association also said, “The updated standards also would continue critical reductions of sodium in school meals. More than 90% of children consume too much sodium, and taste preferences — including those for salty food — begin early in life.”
“The new sodium reductions would be phased in over time to help schools make the transition, and the proposed limits would be achievable for schools and effectively lower sodium consumption. To help schools continue their sodium reduction efforts, we hope USDA will call for even greater sodium reductions in the future.
“We appreciate that the proposed standards continue to emphasize the importance of whole grains. While we would like to see USDA reinstate the 100% whole grain-rich requirement, the proposed standard would still encourage whole grain consumption while giving schools some flexibility when menu planning,” the Heart Association said.
The National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association praised USDA’s plans to maintain low-fat flavored milk for students, but called for more milk and dairy options in school meals.
“Children having access to the healthful foods they need to grow and focus in school is a key priority for dairy farmers,” said Jim Mulhern, NMPF president and CEO.
“Milk is the top source of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin D in kids ages 2-18, and 1% flavored milk is a nutrient-dense, low-fat option students will actually choose to drink.
“We are pleased USDA is maintaining low-fat flavored milk in schools, providing children with an additional, and favored, choice to access the 13 essential nutrients milk provides, including three of the four nutrients of public health concern.
“But we question why USDA would propose school meal options that could limit a child’s access to these nutrients and we urge instead that they expand access to dairy options. Providing low-fat flavored milk will increase students’ intake of nutrients vital for their growth and development.”
“The most recent Dietary Guidelines report is clear: children are not receiving enough essential nutrients for growth, development, healthy immune function, and overall wellness,” said Michael Dykes, IDFA president and CEO.
“Healthy milk and dairy options in school meals offer the most important opportunity of the day for children to get the critical nutrients they need. For years, parents and nutrition professionals have agreed that milk and dairy products must remain key building blocks in school meals. While we are pleased that this proposed rule continues to make dairy central to child nutrition, we are concerned with USDA’s ongoing efforts to propose limitations to milk and dairy in school meals, which run counter to the Dietary Guidelines and the mandate of America’s parents.”
Courtesy USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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Colorado rancher Bruchez to join Bennet at State of the Union to bring attention to the western water crisis 

WASHINGTON — Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet announced that Paul Bruchez, a fifth generation rancher from Kremmling, Colo., will join him as his guest to President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 7. 

Bruchez operates Reeder Creek Ranch with his brother and father, and currently spearheads a 12-mile restoration of the Colorado River in collaboration with 12 landowners to sustain agriculture and the environmental health of the river. 

In addition, Bruchez has worked closely with the Colorado Basin Roundtable for a decade, was recently appointed to the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Water Trust and the Grand County Open Lands, Rivers and Trails Advisory Committee.

“We’re facing a five-alarm crisis in the American West. In the months and years ahead, the entire Colorado River Basin is going to look to Colorado’s family farmers, ranchers, and water users for their leadership and example of how to do more with less,” said Bennet. “Paul Bruchez leads by example every day as he works to protect the Colorado River for the next generation. I’m honored that he will join me at President Biden’s State of the Union.”

“Water is the lifeblood of the entire Southwest. As a rancher, I see the effects of the ongoing drought every day. Agriculture must be part of the solution to the challenges in the Colorado River Basin, and we’re proactively developing ways to secure our natural resources and our way of life. I appreciate Sen. Bennet’s leadership as we work together to build a sustainable future for the West,” said Bruchez.

Last week, Bennet addressed the annual Colorado Water Congress convention and urged Coloradans to tell their stories to help the American people understand the importance of addressing the Western water crisis. By bringing Bruchez as his guest to the State of the Union, Bennet aims to shed a light on the extreme drought conditions the West faces and the need for action.

As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Bennet plans to use this year’s farm bill to address Western drought and make new investments in conservation, forests and watersheds. Last year, Bennet secured $4 billion to address drought in the Colorado River Basin in the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Black Hills Stock Show Angus Sale

  • TFP Rep: Scott Dirk, Jake St. Amant
  • Date of Sale: 01/30/2023
  • Location: Rapid City, S.D.
  • Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
  • Averages:
    19 Yearling Bulls avg. $5,516
    4 Fall Yearling Bulls avg. $7,313
    6 Two Year Old Bulls avg. $7,250
    15 Open Heifers avg. $5,600
    2 Bred Heifers avg. $10,500
  • Comments:
    Top Bulls:
    Lot 49, VZR Frontiersman 2146, 10/20/21 son of Ellingson Frontiersman 7132 x SAV Harvestor 0338 to Pat Maher, Bismarck, N.D., for $12,500. 

    Lot 48x, S&R Stability J162, 10/5/21 son of S&R Stability J824 from S&R Angus Weston Wis., to Chestnut Angus Farm, Pipestone, Minn., for $9,750.

    Lot 56, T3 Powerchip 125, 2/5/21 son of 5T Power Chip 4790 x 5T Power Chip 4790 from T3 Angus LLC Beulah Wyo., to Collins Ranch’s LLC for $9,000. 

    Lot 42, K&J Common Ground 242, 1/12/22 son of Connealy Common Ground x PVF TCF Frozen 6078 from K&J Angus Larchwood Iowa, to Doug Simons, Enning, S.D., for $8,250. 

    Top Females:
    Lot 14, Chestnut Queen Lucy 235, 1/14/22 daughter of Chestnut Redemption 38 from Chestnut Angus Farm, Pipestone, Minn., to Lindskov LT Ranch, Isabel, S.D., for $18,000. 

    Lot 20, Weber Montana Sky 30J, 2/1/21 daughter of S&R Roundtable J328 from Weber Brothers Cattle, Lake Benton, Minn., to Robert Shofner, Fayetteville, Ark., for $14,500. 

    Lot 15, KR Leslies Dream 2585, 1/17/22 daughter of Connealy Hayday from Payton & Harper Scott, Gordon, Neb., to Jim Crouse, Belgrade, Neb., for $12,500.

Black Hills Stock Show Charolais Sale

  • TFP Rep: Scott Dirk, Jake St. Amant
  • Date of Sale: 01/31/2023
  • Location: Rapid City, S.D.
  • Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
  • Averages:
    18 Yearling Bulls avg. $4,791
    10 Fall Yearling Bulls avg. $6,400
    9 Two Year Old Bulls avg. $4,695
    3 Open Heifers avg. $5,567
    3 Bred Heifers avg. $3,920
  • Comments:
    Top Bulls 
    Lot 44, JAB Convoy 153 Pld, 9/21/21 son of M&M Outsider 4003 from J&A Charolais, Sparta, Wis., sold to Randy Schmidt Charolais, Gordon, Neb., for $15,000. 

    Lot 42, GHC Nemo 1513, 9/26/21 son of GHC Dry Town 8004 from Lana Johnson, Fort Collins, Colo., to Prairie Valley Charolais Farm, Platte, S.D., for $14,000. 

    Lot 27, VCR Sir Alpha 209P, 2/3/22 son of DC / CRJ Tank E108P from Vedvei Charolais, Lake Preston, S.D., to Domek Charolais, Wibaux, Mont., for $13,000. 

    Top Females
    Lot 3, TR CAG Ms Kimberly 2704K, 3/10/22 daughter of RBM TR Rinstone Z38 from Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D. to Bruce Bradley Cattle, Marshfield, Mo., for $8,500. 

    Lot 7, 2Ten MS Stealth 11K, 1/3/22 daughter of EM 790987 from 2Ten Cattle Co., Vining, Minn., sold to Joshua Bursch, Motley, Minn., for $5,500.

Black Hills Stock Show Hereford Sale

  • TFP Rep: Scott Dirk, Kelly Klein
  • Date of Sale: 02/01/2203
  • Location: Rapid City, S.D.
  • Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar
  • Averages
    16 Yearling Bulls avg. $3,531
    5 Fall Yearling Bulls avg. $3,900
    6 Two Year Old Bulls avg. $6,125
    12 Open Yearling Heifers avg. $2,708
    3 Bred Heifers avg. $3,250
  • Comments:
    Top Bulls
    Lot 52, MC Miles 190, 3/28/21 son of JDH AH Miles Ahead 35F, from Mueller Cattle Co., Agar, S.D., to Rich Kaup, Hoven, S.D., for $11,500. 

    Lot 55, K Justified 142, 1/20/21 son of Churchill High Noon from Krebs Cattle Co., Gordon, N.D., for $7,500 to Robert Larson, Verdigre, Neb. 

    Lot 30, Ernst Fresh Prince 247, 3/1/22 son of Bar Star Fresh Prince 018, from Ernst Herefords, Windsor, Colo., to Douthit Herefords, St. Francis, Kan., for $6,000.

    Top Females
    Lot 12, LW 808 Montana 23K, 2/11/22 daughter of Churchill Majestic 903G, from Wirth Herefords, New Richmond, Wis., to 3R Cattle Co., Winner, S.D., for $6,000.

Black Hills Stock Show Shorthorn Sale

  • TFP Rep: Scott Dirk, Kelly Klein
  • Date of Sale: 02/01/2023
  • Location: Rapid City, S.D.
  • Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar
  • Averages:
    Yearling Bull $2,300
    2 Two Year Old Bulls $2,900
    4 Open Yearling Heifers $1,837
    3 Bred Heifers $3,533
  • Comments:
    Top Bull
    Lot 18, VSF Wild Fire 11J, 3/9/21 son of Millbrook Fire Ball 23F from Vogel Shorthorn Farms, Rogers, N.D., sold to Terry Eittreim, Scottsbluff, N.D., for $4,000. 

    Top Female
    Lot 11, Shalimar 7104 Penny 106, 6/12/21 daughter of Shalimar Reggie 7104 from Adam & Carrie Edmund, Harrison, N.D., to Darin Howie, Rapid City, S.D., for $4,500.

Black Hills Stock Show Red Angus Sale

  • TFP Rep: Kelly Klein, Dan Piroutek
  • Date of Sale: 02/02/2023
  • Location: Rapid City, S.D.
  • Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson
  • Averages:
    5 Two Year Old Bulls avg. $4,250
    4 Fall Yearling Bulls avg. $4,350
    22 Yearling Bulls avg. $3,273
    2 Bred Heifers avg. $9,875
    5 Yearling Open Heifers avg. $2,720
  • Comments:
    Top Bulls:
    Lot 41, Thomas Chivas 1745J, 8/24/21 son of Rojas TR Chivas 17109 from Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D., to Bruce Bradley Cattle, Marshville, Mo., for $7,000.

    Lot 27, KIP Clan Red Eye F225 K06, 2/2/22 son of HRP Quarterback 0150H from Carruthers Brothers Ranch, Baltic, S.D., to Mike Bannan, Harrison, Neb., for $6,250.

    Lot 28, BJF Township 2010K, 2/2/22 son of U2 Township 17G from BJ Farms, Henning, Minn., to Jim Bannan, Harrison, Neb., for $6,000.

    Lot 9, BLME Alex 375J, 9/2/21 son of 35CC Domain A163 from Blume Cattle, Pierre, S.D., to Blake Koehlmoos, DeSmet, S.D., for $5,000. 

    Top Females:
    Lot 8, L1G/KIP Ms. F225 Star J68, 3/30/21 daughter of Rojas TR Chivas 17109 from Kip Wallace, Emerald, Wis., to Aces Wild Ranch for $16,000. 

    Lot 7, RRSS 2130, 3/30/21 daughter of WEBR Heardliner 59G from Rafter RS Cattle, Newell, S.D., to James Knopik, Little Falls, Minn., for $3,750.

    Lot 2, BJF Victoria 2108K, 4/1/22 daughter of BJF Firebolt 8045F from BJ Farms, Henning, Minn., to Kort Bannan, Harrison, Neb., for $3,750.

Black Hills Stock Show Gelbvieh Sale

  • TFP Rep: Scott Dirk, Mark Hove
  • Date of Sale: 02/02/2023
  • Location: Rapid City, S.D.
  • Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson
  • Averages:
    11 Yearling Bulls avg. $6,022
    1 Yearling Open Heifer at $5,000
  • Comments:
    Top Selling Bulls:
    Lot 7, BABR High Voltage 0403K, 3/18/22 son of FHG 079E from Beastrom Gelbvieh, Pierre, S.D. to Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo., for $15,000. 

    Lot 5, BABR Big Energy 0401K, 3/25/22 son of BABR Refrom 1302H from Beastrom Gelbvieh, Pierre, S.D., to Kristi Birkland, Dupree, SD for $10,000. 

    Lot 12, VLK Final Line K226, 3/6/22 son of RROG Over Final Line 16F, 3/6/22 from Volek Ranch, Highmore, SD to Kristal Keffler, Enning, S.D., for $7,250. 

    Lot 20, GNKJ 248K, 2/6/22 son of DL Wheelhouse 409 from Josephson Farms, Arlington, S.D., to Jon T. Anderson, Bryant T. Anderson, Bryant, S.D., for $6,000. 

    Top selling female was lot 1, GDX 220K from Goldux Gelbvieh, Wessington, S.D., to Beastrom Ranch, Pierre, S.D., for $5,000.

Black Hills Stock Show Chi-Influence Sale

  • TFP Rep: Scott Dirk, Mark Hove
  • Date of Sale: 02/03/2023
  • Location: Rapid City, S.D.
  • Auctioneer: Sonny Booth
  • Averages:
    Yearling Bull at $2,750
    Bred Heifer at $5,250
  • Comments:
    Small sale with only two lots, but excellent set of cattle. 

    Bull was lot 2, SNK Mr. Favorite Canadian 202K, 4/10/22 son of We Need More from Sinkie Ranch, Gann Valley, S.D., to Jerid Fales, Plant City, Fla., for $2,750.

    Female was lot 1, ASCC Jollie 127J, 4/20/21 daughter of We Need More from Altena Show Cattle, George, Iowa to Justin Holt Cattle, Aberdeen, S.D. for $5,250.