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Friday, June 1,2012

Recent accidental deaths focus on need for more farm safety

by DTN
Nebraska’s Emily Guerra, age 2, died when she fell off a spooked horse while her father was helping to brand calves. Austin Reuter, a 7-year-old from Iowa, died after an ATV rolled over him during evening chores, and Travis Flory, a 3-year-old in Wisconsin, was killed when he was accidentally run over by a skid steer his brother was driving.

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Friday, June 1,2012

FFA, RMEF launch relationship for conservation

by WLJ
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has formed a new relationship with the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Alumni Association that opens the door for more than 500,000 students of agriculture to learn more about elk, habitat, hunting and conservation.

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Friday, June 1,2012

Greener pastures encourage cattle ranchers

by WLJ
Not only has the increased moisture helped ranchers up and down the San Joaquin Valley, he said, but the improved snowpack means a better season for those who rely on irrigation water for summer pastures. He said while the last few storms won’t keep creeks running all summer, they have helped to restore his stock water.

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Friday, June 1,2012

Nationwide recipe challenge promotes healthy lunches

by WLJ
Epicurious and First Lady Michelle Obama, the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture are all teaming up to launch a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches.

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Friday, June 1,2012

Interactive Dashboard accesses boxed beef market data

by WLJ
The innovative Dashboard provides users with quick, easy access to volume and price information that can be customized and downloaded.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Record live cattle exports through the Port of Galveston

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Responding to the surge in demand in 2011 from Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan for live cattle exports from the U.S., US- DA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) approved seven temporary export inspection facilities, or EIFs, in 2011 to supplement the work done at the agency’s approved permanent facilities.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Controversial analysis of BLM range report rejected

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
An environmental group which bills itself as a champion for government agency environmental whistleblowers has released a controversial analysis claiming that recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) data on rangeland health reveals that 33 million acres of public lands are failing rangeland health standards due to livestock grazing.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Placements down 15 percent in recent USDA report

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
This month’s USDA cattle on feed report defied projections for a bullish result. Pre-report estimates placed the cattle on feed on May 1 at 100.5 percent of last year’s numbers, placements at 88.5 percent, and marketings at 98.5 percent. Actual reported numbers for cattle on feed and placements were below estimates, and marketings exceeded expectations.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Beef Talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The first point that needs to be noted is that the beef business does not stand alone. The beef business, which is the business of producing food to feed people, is a subset of agriculture. Therefore, one needs to look at the big picture of agriculture.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Guest Opinion

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Livestock grazing is an important part of the rich ranching tradition in America. One need to look no farther than the iconic images of cowboys driving huge herds of cattle across open land to realize how big a part ranching has played in American history.

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