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Friday, February 19,2010

NIDA will focus on disease traceability during meeting

by WLJ
Following USDA Secretary Tom Vilsacks announcement that his department is changing its approach to developing a national animal identification system (NAIS), the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced it will dedicate a...

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Friday, February 19,2010

Researchers evaluate popular forage grain blends

by WLJ
Growers who plant forage grain blends now have data to back their seed selection decisions. As the planting of annual grain blends for forage production increases in the Northwest, so does the need to rethink how we select the seed for blends.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Trichomoniasis, a new challenge for producers

by WLJ
After many years of testing and culling, Oklahoma regulatory veterinarians, practitioners, and cow/calf producers have succeeded in pretty much eliminating brucellosis as a threat to reproductive efficiency. Unfortunately, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, a new challenge has appeared on the scene.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Grants available to help the next generation of producers

by WLJ
USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $18 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).

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Friday, February 19,2010

RFA president says ethanol depends on blenders´ credit

by DTN
The ethanol industry could face the same difficulties hitting biodiesel producers if Congress doesnt extend the 45-cent blenders tax credit by the end of 2010, the president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said last Tuesday.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Cattle tales connect with consumers

by WLJ
Cattlemen tell stories in a lot of waysacross a fence gate, over coffee at the feed store, through the pickup window or atop a good horse in the back of the ropin pen. Now, producers focused on quality can also tell their stories on the Internets World Wide Web.

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Friday, February 19,2010

A range of plants for rangeland rehab

by WLJ
FRRL has its roots in early work by USDA scientists who teamed up with U.S. Forest Service scientists in 1907 to manage the range and forests around Logan.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Immigrant dairymens dreams turn sour

by DTN
From a strip mall in Wauseon, OH, a town of 7,200, Willy van Bakel built a multimillion-dollar business bringing fellow Dutch dairy farmers to America. Theyre dreamers like himself, he says.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Inside information equals faster genetic progress

by WLJ
To help illustrate how this genetic progress can happen, Dr. Bob Weaber, state Extension specialist, mental to that goal, and no matter what a specific operations goals areadding inside information from a comprehensive DNA profile to the decision-making toolbox is a powerful option to help speed up this process.

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Friday, February 19,2010

Spring Creeks Cattle Co. is Limousin commercial marketing booster

by WLJ
The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) presented its Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year award during the National Western Stock Show Limousin pen and carload shows Jan. 13 in Denver, CO.

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