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Friday, January 30,2015

EPA's water wars

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
A couple of weeks ago, in the battle for wetland use, an Ohio mining company got to chalk one up for a win over the EPA—on a wetland issue—not an easy task. The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals dismissed certain restrictions placed on coal miners operating in wetlands, ruling they are not based in law.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Truck drivers in short supply

by DTN
“It’s an epidemic at this point,” Heller told WPR. “Carriers aren’t hauling freight not because they don’t have equipment, not because they don’t have freight; it’s because they don’t have the drivers to haul them.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Bev Fryer recognized as MT Ranching Woman of the Year

by WLJ
Each year, Montana Stockgrowers recognizes someone who has made great contributions to the ranching community and goes above and beyond to help family and friends. This Ranching Woman of the Year award is a great opportunity to honor the women who are often the backbone of Montana’s ranching communities.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Wyoming Beef Council conducts online survey of cattle producers

by WLJ
The WBC, a five-member board of beef producers, works on behalf of the cattle growers of Wyoming to increase beef demand domestically and internationally for the benefit of Wyoming farmers and ranchers. WBC programs are funded by the $1-per-head beef checkoff collected on all Wyoming cattle when they are sold.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Women in ag conference to celebrate 30 years

by WLJ
Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for their farms and ranches, their communities, their families and themselves at the 30th Women in Agriculture Conference, the longestrunning women’s conference of its kind in the country, Feb.

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Monday, January 26,2015

Immigration reform battle spurs new bills

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
This one missing piece from his speech was noteworthy, considering immigration was one of the president’s strongest campaign topics. In last week’s address, Obama’s immigration mention simply warned against “refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix,” and called for empathy towards immigrants.

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Monday, January 26,2015

Monument designation potential worries Idaho

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Central Idaho ranchers were relieved when President Barack Obama left Boise on Wednesday, Jan. 21, without urging that the state’s controversial Boulder- White Clouds region be made a federal monument or wilderness, which would sharply reduce livestock grazing opportunities on public range.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Concerns feeding energy supplements with low quality forages

by WLJ
“Unfortunately, high energy, low protein feedstuffs do not stimulate the positive responses in fiber digestion by ruminants that a protein supplement does. In fact, with feedstuffs that are high in starch, meaning any kind of grain, we typically see a negative effect on fiber utilization,” Olson said.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Preventing calf scours

by WLJ
Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Researchers trace 'superbug' genes

by WLJ
They want to determine where infectious organisms originate and how they move through the food system and environment to people. The study, funded with $2.25 million from the USDA, is one of the largest of its kind and is enabled by recent advances in DNA sequencing technology.

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