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Monday, February 20,2012

Watchdog wants HSUS investigated

by WLJ
Last week, Humane- Watch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to open an investigation into the deceptive fundraising practices of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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Monday, February 20,2012

Winter marks time to watch for lice in cattle

by WLJ
“Lice populations are fairly low in the summer, but they tend to peak this time of year,” he said. “Producers need to watch for obvious signs, such as rubbing or scratching on objects, patches of hair falling out, reddening of the skin or even serum oozing from the hide.

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Monday, February 20,2012

Iowa's Best Burger!

by WLJ
Almost every Iowa restaurant, whether it’s the neighborhood Mom and Pop joint, or an exclusive white-tablecloth establishment, has some variation of the hamburger on their menu. So for the third year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) are kicking off their search for Iowa’s Best Burger.

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Monday, February 20,2012

Budget cuts threaten ag

by WLJ
President Barack Obama, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, proposed a multi trillion dollar budget. The president said the budget is designed to spur job creation and impose higher taxes on the rich. However, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President J.

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Monday, February 20,2012

Obama's budget proposes to increase federal lands grazing fee

by WLJ
According to the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), President Barack Obama’s proposed budget includes elements, such as an effective increase in the public lands grazing fee assessment, which would force family-owned ranches to shell out more cash to Uncle Sam.

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Monday, February 20,2012

Texas drought drops sheep numbers

by WLJ
Texas is by far the leading lamb-producing state, so what happens there also affects the entire country. On Jan. 1, 2011, there were 515,000 ewes in Texas, which is more than the next two leading states combined (California with 273,000 and Wyoming with 220,000).

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Monday, February 20,2012

Management program deals with feral hogs, other pests

by WLJ
The program will offer five continuing education units to holders of Texas Department of Agriculture private applicators licenses, three in the general category, one in integrated pest management, and one in laws and regulations, said Dr. Vanessa Corriher, AgriLife Extension forage specialist and one of the program speakers.

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Monday, February 20,2012

Report calls for beef export demand to continue growth

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In USDA’s recent report, titled “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2021,” the agency predicted U.S. corn prices would average $6.70 per bushel in the 2011/12 marketing year ending Sept. 1, 2012, but remain at or below $5 per bushel for the next nine years.

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Monday, February 20,2012

MSU converts cameline to fuel

by WLJ
Using a continuous-flow process at low temperature and pressure, the technology yields butane, pentane, gasoline, diesel, triglycerides and oleo-chemicals, among other products, although the research is primarily directed at jet fuel production.

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Monday, February 20,2012

Five names added to Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame

by WLJ
The Livestock Marketeers inducted three members of their fraternity—Don Cagwin, Dick Carmichael and Jay George—into the Hall of Fame during the 2012 National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.

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