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Friday, November 28,2014

Brazil's infrastructure is the transport handicap

by DTN
Take the Brazilian boom town of Sorriso, Mato Grosso, which stood on the northernmost edge of the state’s soybean frontier 15 years ago. It is as remote from the Atlantic port terminals as North Dakota is from Pacific Northwest ports, but back then, visiting U.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Ozone proposal could set impossible standards: Rep. Whitfield

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy cited ozone’s damaging effects on children and the elderly, with plans to move forward on tightening limits on the pollutant for the first time since 2008.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Employee training important to cattle welfare, beef quality

by WLJ
“The animals become comfortable eating and gaining weight or in the parlor letting milk down. Keep in mind that cattle are able to identify individual handlers and remember positive and negative handling experiences that impact milk production and subsequent behavior during handling.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Farm succession planning demands that we step up our communication

by WLJ
At a recent farm succession program held by Michigan State University Extension in Traverse City, participants discussed the importance of good communication during farm succession.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Study shows drought-tolerant corn taps deeper soil profile

by WLJ
The study was funded in part by Texas A&M AgriLife Research Cropping System Program, Pioneer Hybrids International and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Ogallala Program. Other team members were: Thomas Marek, AgriLife Research Irrigation Engineer, Amarillo; Dr.

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Friday, November 28,2014

U.S., Canadian producers talk

by WLJ
Discussion topics focused on the integration of meat and livestock industries, sustainability and innovation, intergenerational succession planning and key trade issues such as U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and regulatory cooperation.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Ag must answer consumers' questions better

by WLJ
The discussion, titled “What Does Agricultural Communication Mean in the 21st Century?” was the second lecture in the 2014-15 season for the Heuermann Lectures.

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Friday, November 28,2014

NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award calls for conservation entries

by WLJ
Celebrating its 25th year, the Environmental Stewardship Award Program has opened its nomination season for 2015 award. Established in 1991 by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the program has recognized the outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of U.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Cargill was first to complete NCBA´s Beef Cattle Transportation Education training

by WLJ
Cargill employees were recently a part of the first trucking fleet to complete the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA’s) Beef Cattle Transportation Education online training, which is housed and provided by the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University.

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Friday, November 28,2014

California's water crisis puts grazing in the hot seat

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has proposed a statewide action plan “to enhance environmental benefits from grazing, protect beneficial uses of surface and groundwater, and address water quality impacts related to livestock grazing in California.

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