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Friday, December 9,2011

Oregon ranchers and agencies join forces to develop monitoring standards

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In an effort to generate vital information to help support sustainable range management, members of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), in cooperation with the Oregon Public Lands Committee and Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB), hosted a broad spectrum...

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Friday, December 9,2011

VIDEO auction

by WLJ
Superior Livestock Auction December 2, 2011 Fort Worth, TX: Cattle producers from 26 states consigned 26,000 stockers, feeders and bred stock to the Superior Livestock satellite video auction. The auction was held in and broadcast live from our studio in the Historic Fort Worth Stock...

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Friday, December 9,2011

BLM review of Triple B wild horse gather finds overall safe practices

by WLJ
After reviewing instances of alleged animal abuse during the recently completed Triple B wild horse gather in Nevada, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) team has found that helicopter contractor Sun J Livestock generally demonstrated appropriate, humane handling of wild horses over the course of the six-week gather that ended Aug.

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Friday, December 9,2011

Agribusinesses enjoying good times, but cautious about future

by DTN
Agribusiness owners put their present situation at 118.0, or very positive and second only to November 2010’s 122.2 rating. However, looking ahead, agribusinesses managers who do business with farmers are the most negative about the future since the index’s inception, giving a rating of 88.

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Friday, December 2,2011

WTO determines COOL creates unnecessary trade obstacles

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced it has ruled in support of complaints by Canada and Mexico that U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) violates global trade rules.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Legislation would permanently close grazing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
A cadre of environmental activist groups is celebrating the presentation to Congress of new legislation that would allow for grazing permit buy-outs. If passed, the bill would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Net farm income forecast up 28 percent in 2011

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA’s recent forecast for net farm income, which reflects income from production, was $100.9 billion in 2011, up $21.8 billion or 28 percent from last year. Net cash income, which only reflects cash transactions, is forecast up by $17.5 billion from 2010 to $109.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Record high prices

by WLJ
According to USDA reports, cattlemen have much to be thankful for this holiday season with all-time record high prices posted during November on most major cattle and beef products, including; Choice carcass cut-out values, 50 percent lean beef...

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Friday, December 2,2011

Pilot program for biofuel-friendly oilseed crop

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Camelina (Camelina Sativa)— also known as wild flax, German sesame, or Siberian oilseed—is an ancient oil-bearing plant that has been domesticated and extensively used in Europe for several thousand years.

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Friday, December 2,2011

KAY’S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Food safety is the beef industry’s second most critical issue after demand. In fact, the two are inter-connected. So no one will quibble with the need to spend whatever it takes to make beef as safe as possible. But an examination of the years after the Jack-in- Box E.

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