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Friday, November 21,2014

Veterans returning to Missouri farms

by WLJ
Cody Waters of Fulton, MO, is armed to farm. He is one of 300,000 veterans expected to return to Missouri in the next decade, according to University of Missouri Extension State Health and Safety Specialist Karen Funkenbusch. She works with the growing number of veterans who want to return because of the quality of life in rural Missouri.

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Monday, November 17,2014

The Constitution does apply... even to ESA

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Thanks to a group of landowners and concerned citizens in southwestern Utah who took the federal government to court over prairie dog regulations, implementation of the ESA could see a nationwide change of course.

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Monday, November 17,2014

Lawsuit-inspired listing ends 20 years of sage-grouse conservation efforts

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“The Gunnison sage-grouse listing takes a large step backward in species conservation and capitulates to extreme activists disregarding over 20 years of successful science-based conservation outcomes,” the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) shared in a press release.

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Friday, November 14,2014

Dietary guidelines talk turns to sustainability

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The sixth meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, made up of a 14-member panel appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, was held Friday, Nov. 7. The committee has been taking into consideration a number of comments on the future guidelines, including the sustainability topic.

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Friday, November 14,2014

GRSB releases global principles and criteria for defining sustainable beef

by WLJ
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) announced last week that its membership has overwhelmingly approved global principles and criteria for defining sustainable beef and sustainable beef production practices.

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Friday, November 14,2014

CAB writing internship

by WLJ
Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) offers paid positions for those who will be juniors or seniors during the internships from next summer into spring 2016.

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Friday, November 14,2014

Apply now for CAB's beef scholarships

by WLJ
The Colvin Scholarship Fund has grown to award higher cash amounts to deserving students. Offered by the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand, the annual awards recognize Louis “Mick” Colvin’s dedication to making dreams a reality and inspiring others to be their best.

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Friday, November 14,2014

USDA moves forward with second checkoff plan; comments welcome

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“Beef industry representatives agree that this important program needs more resources. USDA is stepping up at a critical juncture to help achieve the industry’s goal,” said Vilsack. “With this action we can boost research investments, increase beef exports, and encourage folks here at home to support American beef producers.

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Friday, November 14,2014

Checkoff-funded beef innovation targets the Millennial market

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
One industry detail you’ve likely seen bandied about since summer is the return on investment numbers for the Beef Checkoff Program. For every dollar invested in the checkoff, the program has reportedly returned about $11.20 to the beef industry.

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Friday, November 14,2014

On-farm research helps producers

by WLJ
As corn and soybean growers work to get crops out of the fields this fall, next year’s growing season may not be the first thing on their minds. However, Laura Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Educator, said harvest is the ideal time to consider how on-farm research could benefit their operations.

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