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Friday, May 4,2012

Food; every place, any place

by WLJ
First Steve’s story: In 1998, I remember the talk of Wal-Mart opening their first Supercenter with plans to have over 200 Supercenters throughout the U.S. by 1995.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Beef industry rallies together to derail BSE concerns

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Just as the beef markets were seeing recovery from the fallout of lean finely textured beef (LFTB), a case of BSE hit the news, wreaking havoc on midweek markets. But industry groups quickly rallied together to stand behind U.S. beef products, and the markets responded with a quick turnaround.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Heavy-handed CA runoff program not sitting well with ag businesses

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
New runoff rules adopted by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Board that cover all or part of eight counties from San Mateo to Ventura, CA, have raised the ire of the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF), the Grower-Shipper Association of...

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Friday, April 27,2012

Virginia cattle travel direct to Quebec

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
In an amusing change of pace, a government can be credited with reducing bureaucracy. Ranchers in Virginia can now sell their cattle directly to operators in eastern Canada without going through middlemen states, all thanks to the Virginia state government and interested Canadian cattle feeders.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Trespassing cattle still on public lands despite years of BLM effort

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Bundy and BLM have been at odds since 1993 when Bundy stopped paying fees for his grazing allotment, part of the Bunkerville allotment within the Gold Butte area. Since then, BLM has made numerous attempts to get the trespass cattle off the territory. These efforts have come in the form of court orders, injunctions,.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Strategic deworming: Time it right

by WLJ
Strategic deworming success is the result of precise timing. Once perfected, cow/ calf producers can expect to see many benefits to their operations—not only in their wallets but in the health and productivity of their cattle as well, according to...

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Friday, April 27,2012

Governor proclaims Environmental Stewardship Day

by WLJ
In celebration of Earth Day, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead proclaimed July 12, 2012, as Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day. Mead signed the proclamation during a ceremony last Tuesday in his formal office. A video of the signing is available at www.youtube.com/Real.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Changes coming to the Snaffle Bit Futurity

by WLJ
The Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales will begin Thursday, Sept. 27 with the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale. On Friday morning, the Select 2-Year-Old Sale will be followed by the Performance Horse Sale. Saturday, the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale will kick off the final day of the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Rep. Walden tells USFS to "start over"

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is pulling back a final decision after a highly controversial travel management plan on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeast Oregon drew sharp criticism from Rep. Greg Walden, R-OR, who contacted Regional Forester Kent Connaughton to complain that the planning process had turned a deaf ear on local input.

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Friday, April 27,2012

BLM selects proposed Nevada wild horse ecosanctuary

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced recently that it has selected for environmental analysis a public-private land wild horse ecosanctuary proposal submitted by Saving America’s Mustangs (SAM), a non-profit organization formed by Madeleine Pickens.

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