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Friday, November 4,2011

Senate approves ag appropriations act

by WLJ
The U.S. Senate last week passed the 2012 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies Appropriations Act with a vote of 69-30.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Antibiotic use in food animals symposium establishes new benchmark

by WLJ
Researchers and experts in animal health and human health shared scientific and thought-provoking information that elicited numerous “a-hah’s” from participants of the “Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium, Oct. 26-27 in Chicago.

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Friday, November 4,2011

DNA: feedlot strategies

by WLJ
Recently, animal scientist John Wagner and his team set out to answer one question: “Is there potential application for DNA technology in the feedlot?” The research completed by Colorado State University (CSU) says, “Yes.”

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Friday, November 4,2011

Washington cattlemen oppose state wolf plan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As the gray wolf expands its territory in the Northwest to previously unaffected areas, controversy over the species between ranchers and wildlife agencies is also spreading. In Washington, a petition filed with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has brought the debate to the nation’s northwest corner.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Funding to produce advanced biofuels

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced payments for 156 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels.

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Friday, November 4,2011

COMING events

by WLJ
WA; for more information visit www. washingtoncattlemen.org Nov. 14 - Wyoming Beef Council, Casper, WY; for more information or a copy of the agenda, please call the WBC office at 307/777-7396 Nov. 14-16 - Idaho Cattle Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Sun Valley, ID; for more ...

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Friday, November 4,2011

Summer 2011 meant flooded fields and roads from bluff to bluff

by DTN
Where it first breaks over the crest of the Loess Hills from the east, Highway 136 offers a spectacular view of the Missouri River Valley in Atchison County, MO. Treelined oxbow river channels, such as Langdon Lake, still provide groves of cottonwoods and wildlife habitat among fields of row crops.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Hay hotline created to help ranchers

by WLJ
As ranchers try desperately to feed and save their herds in the wake of the worst one-year drought in Texas history, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline now lists 1,082 hay producers from 42 states selling forage.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Coals heat up at the chuck wagon & dutch oven cook offs

by WLJ
True cowboy cuisine doesn’t require any electricity. The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) will hold the Ninth Annual Chuck Wagon Cook Off on Dec. 30, 2011, and the First Annual Dutch Oven Cook Off Dec. 31, 2011, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds..

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Texas vets Bangs vaccinate adult cattle leaving state

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Due to severe drought, thousands of Texas cattle are being moved to other states. Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) records from Certificates of Veterinary Inspections indicate that 24,330 breeding cows left Texas in August 2011

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