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Friday, February 13,2015

Value records for beef exports in 2014

by WLJ
In December, beef export volume slipped 2 percent year-over-year to 100,270 mt, though value still increased 17 percent to $643.2 million. December pork export volume was down 5 percent to 183,498 mt, but value still achieved a slight increase to $541.3 million.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Congress approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
must increase our energy security and grow jobs in America. After years of delay, it’s time for the president to finally allow the Keystone XL jobs and infrastructure project to go forward.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Woodland owners have opportunity for tax break

by WLJ
The tax filing due date is a couple of months away, but it’s not too early to start collecting information and planning for your return.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Five questions non-operator landowners need to ask

by WLJ
But how do non-operator landowners (people who rent their land to farmers) know if their tenants are doing everything they need to do to make and keep their soil healthy? Barry Fisher, an Indiana farmer and nationally recognized soil health...

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Friday, February 13,2015

Old rules of thumb can be wrong

by WLJ
It’s a new world of cattle prices and some of the old rules of thumb that have been used for years need to be modified. I still hear folks talking about a $10/ cwt. slide for calf prices… the idea that calf prices should decrease by $10/ cwt. or 10 cents per pound as weight increases.

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Friday, February 13,2015

New dietary guidelines may impact beef industry

by WLJ
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans could have negative consequences for the beef industry. Updated every five years, Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS).

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Friday, February 13,2015

Genomic-enhanced data to help in herd-building

by WLJ
As the industry begins to rebuild its herds following years of drought, genomically-enhanced EPDs can help cattlemen make more informed decisions, whether they have purebred or crossbred herds, said Dr. Joe Paschal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Livestock Specialist at Corpus Christi.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Arizona National Livestock Show 2015 scholarship deadline approaching

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show is investing in the future of agriculture and awarding over $40,000 annually in scholarships to students who have participated in the livestock show or horse show. The Scholarship Program has awarded over $800,000..

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Friday, February 13,2015

Preparing the ranch for healthy calves is vital

by WLJ
“Doing everything we can to ensure the birth of a live, healthy calf is our responsibility as cattlemen, and it has a great impact on the business aspect of our operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Beef Cattle Specialist.

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Friday, February 13,2015

Crunching genomes for animal health

by WLJ
FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference center to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease in farm animals and wildlife.

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