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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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Friday, May 2,2014

2014 Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery inductee

by WLJ
Mrs. Bradley and her husband Bill purchased 3,300 acres in the Texas Panhandle in 1955 and began the Bradley 3 Ranch. These days, the expanded 10,000-acre Bradley 3 Ranch continues under the management of her daughter Mary Lou and son-in-law James Henderson.

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Friday, May 2,2014

Japan: The two nations will cooperate to aceelerate the discussions

by WLJ
Information is still hard to come by on agricultural trade details with Japan. U.S. official sources have been strangely mum on the whole affair, releasing only scant “information” with relatively little actual information involved. As with last week, the majority of the information on the talks’ outcomes came from Japanese rather than U.

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Friday, May 2,2014

Science flashes warning signs on USDA's Brazil proposal

by WLJ
The science shows that it is theoretically possible to achieve a negligible risk of fresh meat bringing FMD into the country—if a long list of practices, surveillances and procedures are optimally achieved at both cattle production and cattle slaughter levels.

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Friday, May 2,2014

New immigration'enforcement review' raises concerns

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Any hope for immigration reform before the end of the year seems to be slowly diminishing, as the stalemate on the heated topic continues in the White House.

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