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Friday, May 7,2010

Rebates available for electric ag ATVs in California

by WLJ
Nearly $1 million is available to offset the cost of purchasing agricultural all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and UTVs through the Agricultural UTV Rebate Project awarded by the state Air Resources Board.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Mexico continues to be an important market for Colorado cattle producers

by WLJ
In March, several cattlemen from Mexico visited Colorado ranches to purchase cattle for their growing breedstock herds.

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Friday, May 7,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The Sheep Venture Co., the American Sheep Industry Associations wholly owned for-profit company, received approval of its loan application by the National Livestock Producers Associations Sheep Loan Fund Committee to purchase manufacturing equipment for the U.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Easy steps to fertilizing summer grass pastures

by WLJ
Producers who pay close attention to soil fertility fundamentals will help ensure desirable forage production and nutritive value, a management tool that is especially important with introduced forages.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Judge halts Washington grazing project

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In southeastern Washington, an ongoing experimental grazing project administered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) now faces a major hurdle resulting from the decision of a Thurston County Superior Court judge.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Outside markets spill into early cattle trade

by WLJ
Outside markets took their toll on the fed cattle trade last week with a downdraft on Wall Street pulling live cattle contracts and cash lower on Tuesday. The sharply lower action in the equity markets forced commodities lower and cattle feeders jumped into the market to sell cattle at $98-98.

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Friday, April 30,2010

KAY'S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
“Tough news if you’re a meat lover,” said the headline on my Internet news page last Monday. Oh no, I thought, not another negative story about how eating meat is bad for you and the planet. Turns out I was wrong, but the reasons for the headline are what’s got everyone in the industry buzzing right now.

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Friday, April 30,2010

GUEST opinion

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The latest National Resources Inventory (NRI) report, released April 27 by the Agriculture Departments Natural Resources Conservation Service, puts some substantial meat on the bones of an environmental message farmers and ranchers have long conveyedthat they are careful and caring stewards of our nations natural resources.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Is the rally over?

by Pete Crow - Publisher
Futures markets have been kind to the beef business over the past few months. Sometimes I don’t think we would have had this kind of price discovery without the futures markets, but then again, cash did lead the futures market around for a few weeks. Feeder cattle markets were also pushed into very high

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Friday, April 30,2010

Supreme Court hears arguments in biotech alfalfa case

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court to overturn a judges injunction banning the planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa told the high court that it will likely be at least a year before USDA completes an environmental impact study that could allow farmers to plant the crop.

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