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Friday, May 25,2012

Hot summer days bring increased risk of sulfate toxicity in cattle

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It is a hot summer’s day in eastern Colorado and as you are driving around your rangeland to check on the cattle, you notice that several calves seem depressed and do not run away when approached. In fact, they seem blind and uncoordinated.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Summer gas prices to be stable, if ...

by WLJ
As long as market conditions remain basically as they are now, gasoline likely will remain between $3.50 and $4 per gallon in Indiana, said Wally Tyner, an agricultural and energy economist.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Building African agriculture at the G8

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The face of human hunger sparks strong emotions. Often they are negative— sometimes despair at the state of our fellow man, other times rage strong enough to topple governments—but at the recent G8 Summit on African food security, there was only enthusiasm and passion.

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Friday, May 18,2012

KCBT revises proposed trading hours to 5 p.m. to 2 p.m.

by DTN
CME Group has withdrawn its proposal to expand electronic grain trading hours to 22 hours per day, according to a Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) spokesman. The Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) also pulled its parallel proposal and submitted a new one, in which electronic trade would open at 5 p.

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Friday, May 18,2012

Bill would allow management of forest fire fuel loads

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Congressman Paul Gosar, R-AZ, was joined by 27 other U.S. House of Representative members in drafting H.R. 5744, or the “Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2012” legislation. If passed, it would expedite the review and approval process for thinning and grazing projects near communities that are at risk from wildfires.

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Friday, May 18,2012

Study says ethanol decreased wholesale gas prices by $1.09 per gallon in 2011

by DTN
The production of ethanol in the U.S. reduced wholesale gasoline prices by an average of $1.09 per gallon in 2011. The research, authored by Professors Dermot Hayes and Xiadong Du, is an update of a 2009 report from CARD based on the impact ethanol has on gasoline prices.

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Friday, May 18,2012

Comprehensive BSE rule overdue

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
USDA published in the Federal Register a comprehensive rule for BSE on March 16, 2012. NCBA voiced support for the rule last Tuesday, the day before comments on the proposed rule closed. NCBA Vice President Bob McCan said the organization has been pushing for this rule since the first case of BSE was detected in the U.

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Friday, May 18,2012

Tyson Foods and Nebraska Beef Council team up to fight hunger in Mid-Nebraska

by WLJ
Tyson Foods, Inc. last week donated 10,000 pounds of ground beef to Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Food Bank. The donation was made in celebration of Nebraska Beef Month and as part of an effort to feed people in need and promote public awareness of hunger in America.

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Friday, May 18,2012

U.S.-Colombia trade agreement in force

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
According to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. agricultural exporters will now receive duty-free access on more than half of the products we currently export to Colombia, and virtually all remaining tariffs will be eliminated within 15 years. Estimates show that the tariff reductions in the U.

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Friday, May 18,2012

Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Dallas

by WLJ
An important meeting on trade began in Dallas last week but attracted almost no attention from the press or anybody else. The chief negotiators for the nine Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries convened the session, the 12th of the series in their work to develop a free trade area in the Pacific.

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