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Friday, May 16,2014

Grazing allotment buyouts: Solution, or sell-out?

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
“No violence, no protesters, no armed federal agents— just a check and a contract.” This is how a recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal described what is known as “grazing buyouts” on public lands.

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Friday, May 16,2014

Brucellosis at home on the range

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
included a three-elk lethal control option for landowners via permit between May 1-May 15, a time considered high risk for the spread of brucellosis from elk to cattle. The plan also includes a limited and in some places temporary fencing detail aimed at keeping elk out of private cattle pastures.

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Friday, May 16,2014

Vet's Perspective

Pinkeye in cattle

by WLJ
Pinkeye is a constant challenge to producers during the spring and summer months, especially in younger cattle. This bacterial infection causes ulceration of the cornea and inflammation within the eye and conjunctiva (the skin surrounding the rim of the eye).

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Friday, May 16,2014

Brazil says BSE case likely 'atypical'

by DTN
The ministry made the announcement after receiving the results of tests conducted on samples from the animal in the U.K. In truth, the report said there was no conclusive diagnosis, but the government said details in the report reinforced its hypothesis that this was not a classic case of the disease, popularly known as mad cow.

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Friday, May 16,2014

Warning signs on Brazil proposal

by WLJ
USDA estimates the costs of a U.S. outbreak of Footand-Mouth Disease (FMD) at $34 billion in consumer impact and $28 billion for a government vaccination program.

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Friday, May 16,2014

Take steps to keep horses healthy

by WLJ
It’s springtime and for many horse enthusiasts, that means heading out to horse shows and rodeos. But two recent cases of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), after a barrel racing event in Nebraska, should serve as a reminder that good...

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Friday, May 16,2014

Seeking more cost-effective diets for pregnant beef cows

by WLJ
Dry conditions in Kansas and other areas of the Midwest have caused many cow/ calf producers to look at more cost-effective ways to adequately feed their herd.

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Monday, May 12,2014

House passes EAJA tracking, reporting plan

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
If the Senate decides to sign off on the House’s latest decision to make some changes to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), environmental groups may be looking for a little extra cash for their legal funds. Last week, the U.S. House approved by voice vote the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (H.

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Monday, May 12,2014

Money available to Klamath irrigators

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced it will make $4.5 million available this year to assist agricultural producers seeking to make water conservation efforts. This is the first year’s allocation of $11 million, which will be made available for that purpose over the next five years.

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Monday, May 12,2014

Bighorn regs threaten U.S. sheep industry

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
These were the words of 5th-generation sheep rancher Shaun Sims, who is working to defend his federal lands grazing rights while the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) insists that domestic sheep are threatening “viable” populations of bighorn sheep.

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