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Friday, January 23,2015

USDA's Excellence in Extension award

by WLJ
Kallenbach received the Excellence in Extension Award at the November 2014 meeting of the Association of Public and Landgrant Universities in Orlando, FL. The award, from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension System, goes to an extension professional showing visionary leadership and programming impact.

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Friday, January 23,2015

EPA baseless indecision hurting renewable fuels industry

by DTN
“The drop in production represents lost jobs and economic activity. It represents a lost opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. And it represents another year in which we fail to tackle our dangerous dependence on oil in the fuels sector.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Suing, settling criticisms

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Farmers and agriculture interest groups across the country have raised concerns about a seemingly growing number of lawsuits filed by environmental groups aimed at agriculture and other industries during the Obama administration beginning in 2008.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Lawsuits against USWFS not included in report

by WLJ
The recently-released Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report came to the conclusion that environmental litigation has had “limited” effect on the actions of federal agencies. A couple environmental litigation groups, particularly the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), hailed this as vindication against “right-wing fearmongering.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Experts predict growing water supply uncertainty

by WLJ
A combination of population growth, increasing environmental demands and climate change poses longterm questions for water availability, particularly in the western U.S.

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Friday, January 23,2015

What is BQA and why should I consider certification?

by WLJ
ers. Quality means producing and providing a beef product that is wholesome and safe, but it also means providing a product that is going to deliver a desirable eating experience.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Gates goal: African self-sufficiency by 2030

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Every year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation issues its annual letter. For those who find hope and inspiration in the advancement of science and technology it is an exciting tradition. This year they have set their sights high, envisioning a self-sufficient Africa in terms of food security in 2030.

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Friday, January 23,2015

FAO food price index drops in December

by WLJ
This year-on-year drop came despite FAO’s subindex for meat rising to an all-time high annual average of 199 points, up 8.1 percent from 2013. Cereals, by contrast, dropped 12.5 percent from the previous year, buoyed by forecasts of record production and ample inventories.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn Texas' most popular BBQ cut

by WLJ
The camp is a partnership between Foodways Texas and the meat science section in the Department of Animal Science. Event registration sold out in less than five minutes, according to organizers, and various national and state media reported from the event.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Advanced technology needed for the future

by WLJ
Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs, according to Dr. David Baltensperger, head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences in College Station.

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