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Friday, March 2,2012

Senator wants swift action to advance legislation

by DTN
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-MN, told DTN he is pleased the Senate Agriculture Committee has advanced the schedule.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Meat nutrition information coming to a store near you

by WLJ
Beginning March 1, consumers now have convenient access to important nutritional information about the raw meat and poultry products they most frequently purchase, US- DA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Tell your story: Lowline, a diamond in the rough

by WLJ
Recently, Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University, Dickinson Extension Research Center (DREC), spoke at the American Lowline Annual Meeting during the National Western Stock Show. DREC has used Lowline cattle as a part of their crossbreeding system in their commercial cow herd.

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Friday, March 2,2012

USMEF's Seng sees positives in Chinese leaders' visit to Iowa

by WLJ
That’s the assessment of U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng after his participation in the U.S./ China High-Level Agricultural Symposium in Des Moines, IA. It was part of a five-day U.S. tour by Chinese Vice President President Xi Jinping, who is positioned to be the next leader of China.

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Friday, March 2,2012

CSU professor leads national drought study on grasslands

by WLJ
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3.7 million to Alan Knapp, a biology professor and senior ecologist with the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU and principal investigator on the project.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Study shows foodborne illness costs $77.7 billion a year

by WLJ
Scharff’s new analysis, “Economic Burden from Health Losses Due to Foodborne Illness in the United States,” offers two economic cost estimates. Scharff arrived at the $77.7 billion figure by including values for medical costs, productivity losses, mortality and pain and suffering.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Know what's in proposed child labor law

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Parents of children who work on the family farm or are in agriculture education programs should thoroughly review proposed changes to child labor laws so they fully understand how the new rules could affect them, a Purdue farm safety specialist advises.

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Friday, March 2,2012

U.S. Beef exports increase by 21 percent in 2011

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U.S. beef exports in 2011 posted a 21 percent yearover-year increase. Beef exports for 2012 are forecast at 2.76 billion pounds, fractionally below 2011 levels. U.S. beef imports were 10 percent lower than yearearlier levels; the U.S. remained a net exporter. Beef imports for 2012 are forecast at 2.

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Friday, March 2,2012

Study sheds light on immune function in calves

by WLJ
This new white paper, titled “Does your vaccination protocol compromise newborn health?” was launched as part of a continued effort to answer questions related to calf health and immunity and to educate the dairy industry about immune function in calves.

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Friday, March 2,2012

EPA approves gasoline, 15 percent ethanol

by DTN
Ethanol and farm groups praised an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision Feb. 17 to approve a higher level blend of ethanol known as E15, but the Environmental Working Group announced a campaign to discourage consumers from using it, and an Agriculture Department economist said he did not think it will win acceptance soon.

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