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Monday, June 11,2012

Diverse products on display during annual agricultural tour

by WLJ
An upcoming bus tour of Laramie and Centennial, WY, will showcase how Wyoming agriculture producers are using innovative ideas to add value to their operations from guest ranch services, hunting business, all-natural grass-fed beef and lamb to chemical-free produce.

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Friday, May 18,2012

Obituaries

by WLJ
Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with Jeff Taylor and Dr. Max Browning officiating. Interment followed at Parklawn Memorial Gardens under the personal care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Beef program helping producers "PEP" up their bottom line

by WLJ
“Our goal with the Beef PEP program is to improve profitability and lower the cost of production,” said Dr. Tom Hairgrove, AgriLife Extension animal health specialist and program coordinator. “A producer in this program gets a complete examination of their operation and comes away with several methods to help improve their bottom line.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Study Reveals Pre-Pound Price to be a Driver

by WLJ
The weakened economy continues to take its toll at the meat case, according to results from this year’s annual Power of Meat study released Feb. 21 at the Annual Meat Conference.

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Friday, February 3,2012

Cattle Inventory Report confirms drought losses

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA’ Cattle Inventory Report came in with few surprises since the industry has continued to liquidate throughout severely drought-stricken areas. The report did show some early signs of expansion interest, but ranchers continue to remain cautious on reports that the drought may not be over.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

New test can precisely pinpoint food pathogens

by WLJ
With salmonella-tainted ground turkey sickening more than 100 people and listeria-contaminated cantaloupes killing 15 this year, the ability to detect outbreaks of food-borne illness and determine their sources has become a top public health priority.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Preserving rangeland ecosystems could become a profitable enterprise

by WLJ
Sixty percent of the ecosystem services that all life depends on are being degraded and used in ways that cannot be sustained. This is the conclusion of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a scientific report about human interaction with the lands and waters of our world.

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Friday, March 18,2011

EPA efforts to regulate CAFOs fail in court

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Livestock producers won a major court victory last week over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, LA. EPA had been seeking to require livestock operations which had the potential to discharge waste into waters of the U.S. to obtain a

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Friday, January 21,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
One fundamental point often is overlooked among all the charts, trends and rhetoric about the beef business. The beef business does not exist without the business of the cow. The cow business is the foundation of the beef business. Without cows, there is no beef or beef business.

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Friday, October 1,2010

SALE reports

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Sept. 27, Taylor, NE 13 Spring heifer calves .....$7,012 1 Flush ..................................7,500 2 Fall bred heifers ................8,000 28 Bred heifers ....................3,743 Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar.

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