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Friday, May 9,2014

Climate change stressing soil: more efforts needed

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Soil conservation practices will become more critical as weather volatility increases with higher temperatures and rising atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels, said one of the lead authors of the agriculture chapter in the National Climate Assessment released last Tuesday.

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Friday, May 9,2014

Plan your pastures and extend the grazing season

by WLJ
Give or take, spring is “green-up” time for grazing operations. The day the gate opens from the winter drylot is the most enjoyable day for many grazers. This begins the season when the livestock work for the producer instead of the other way around..

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Friday, May 9,2014

Science flashes warning signs on USDA Brazil proposal

by WLJ
Key facts about the Footand-Mouth Disease virus (FMDV) shape recommendations from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report.* The incubation period between infection and the onset of clinical signs ranges from 2-14 days, depending on dose, but most commonly is 3-5 days.

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Friday, May 9,2014

USDA audit report: Brazil's food safety inspection plan flawed

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
A recent announcement from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) of a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a Mato Grosso cow has added more questions to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s plan to hopefully allow the importation of fresh and frozen beef from 14 states in Brazil.

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Friday, May 9,2014

Reallocating agricultural resources: Ag Census 2012 summary

by WLJ
The 2012 Census of Agriculture was released May 2 by USDA. The five-year Census of Agriculture is not nearly as useful or important for the on-going operation and decision-making in agricultural industries as is the variety of daily, weekly, monthly and annual data provided by USDA agencies.

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Friday, May 9,2014

ISU International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium is July 16-18

by WLJ
Iowa State University will host the Fourth International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium July 16-18, 2014.

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Friday, May 9,2014

Researchers look at temperamental cattle

by WLJ
Cattle classified as temperamental appear to be less susceptible to lung damage and related respiratory diseases and have decreased yield grades, but at the same time may produce lighter weight carcasses with decreased quality grade, according to...

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Monday, May 5,2014

House committee advances on ESA reform

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
All of the bills are tiny by usual governmental standards and overlap in content. Both H.R. 4315 and H.R. 4317 seek to amend the ESA to require the government to disclose information regarding listing decisions. H.R. 4315 would require that all information used in listing decisions be made public on the Internet, while H.

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Monday, May 5,2014

Gray area in Steens Act fencing responsibility

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The pristine Steens Mountain wilderness area was designate by Congress in 2000, and covers over 170,200 acres in Oregon.

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Monday, May 5,2014

El Nino's return expected to cause more weather chaos

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Destructive tornadoes wreaking widespread destruction from Arkansas to North Carolina, blacking out tens of thousands of electricity users, destroying and flattening numerous houses. Flash flooding inundating Alabama and Florida, washing out highways with many inches of rain falling within a brief amount of time.

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