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Monday, October 24,2011

Farm lobbies, lawmakers aggressively push agendas

by DTN
Fights began breaking out last Tuesday among agriculture interests over what the super committee might do with the farm bill, even though no one knows how the leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are planning to move ahead with the proposal that they sent to the super committee last Monday.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Ag productivity lagging by 25 percent

by WLJ
The current rate of agricultural productivity growth is lagging the worlds expanding demands, according to a new report released last week.

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Monday, October 24,2011

USDA eliminates reports

by WLJ
In light of funding reductions in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and the likelihood of additional reductions in FY 2012, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducted deliberate reviews of all programs against mission and user-based criteria aimed...

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Monday, October 24,2011

August pork, beef exports soar to new heights

by WLJ
August was another outstanding month for U.S. pork and beef exports, according to statistics released by US- DA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports reached their highest monthly volume of the year at 186,068 metric tons, and the second-highest value total of all time at $531.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Agriculture Future of America announces awards

by WLJ
Agriculture Future of America (AFA) is pleased to announce Paul F. Engler and Sara R. Wyant have been selected as 2011 Leader in Agriculture Award winners.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Beef cattle studies focus on residual-feed intake

by WLJ
Feed efficiency in beef cattle is getting a closer look by a Texas AgriLife Research scientist who is evaluating both feedlot performance and feed intake to improve profitability and reduce the environmental impact of beef production systems.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Trust approved to hold mitigation

by WLJ
The California Rangeland Trust is pleased to announce that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB 436 (Kehoe-D), which allows approved parties, including land trusts like the Rangeland Trust, to hold mitigation conservation easements and associated endowments on projects required under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

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Friday, October 14,2011

Cattlemen optimistic about trade agreements

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
After several years of stressing to lawmakers the importance of new trade agreements with some of the world's largest beef importers, beef producers were optimistic last week as the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate voted in favor of the pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

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Friday, October 14,2011

WASDE reduces supply-demand gap

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In last week's monthly USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, corn and soybean productions were reduced 1 percent from September, but the supply-demand gap seems to be shrinking, especially in the global market. The report's U.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Wyoming wolves on track for delisting

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The road to delisting the grey wolf across the northern Rocky Mountain region has been long and torturous, and nowhere more so than in the state of Wyoming. Now, it seems that Wyoming's luck may be on the brink of changing.

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