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Friday, December 16,2011

Klamath water wars escalating

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Klamath River dams have become a contentious decadelong water controversy over how the river should be managed, relating to the water supplies of farmers in the Klamath Basin and the southern Oregon region where the river begins, in addition to fish habitats.

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Friday, December 16,2011

WASDE projects higher steer prices

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA raised its 2012 price forecast for cattle (5-area direct, all grades) to an average of $120 to $128 per cwt. from last monthís forecast range of $117 to $126 in the Dec. 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report..

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Friday, December 16,2011

Bull Tales

by D. "Bing" Bingham - contributing columnist
After going through the bills and getting the bad news, my wife and I opened the strange envelope and got a surprise: two crisp $50 bills. There was an unsigned note, which said the person sending us the money had prayed and received a message that we could use the cash more than he could.

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Friday, December 16,2011

GUEST opinion

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
Wheat is an amazing crop…which is why we grow it in Oklahoma. Given the slightest opportunity, wheat responds very well under adverse conditions. In late October, the prospects for wheat pasture seemed all but lost with most wheat planted late and dry. It was noted, however, that with timely rains, a decent wheat crop could still develop.

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Friday, December 16,2011

State requires chemical disclosure on fracking

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The new rules, endorsed by industry and environmental groups and approved by the nine-member Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), require oil and gas operators to publicly disclose all chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing of their wells, while still recognizing and protecting trade secrets.

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Friday, December 16,2011

Cattlemen submit comments on animal disease traceability rule

by WLJ
The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) recently submitted comments on the animal disease traceability rule proposed by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

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Friday, December 16,2011

Serrell’s recognized as 2012 Friend of the National Western

by WLJ
The Serrells, of Castle Rock, will be honored by the Red Meat Club of Denver as the 2012 Friend of the National Western Stock Show beginning at 6 p.m., Jan. 12. The annual dinner will be in the National Western Club and the $30 per person tickets may be purchased by calling 303/299-5556.

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Friday, December 16,2011

Project helps livestock producers improve air quality

by WLJ
A nationwide project led by Colorado State University (CSU) researchers aims to help livestock producers reduce airborne emissions that could degrade environmental health.

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Friday, December 16,2011

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Leonard R. Brooks, cattle buyer, cattle feeder, butcher shop owner, cow/calf operator and veteran registered Quarter horse breeder, passed peacefully on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, in Jamestown, CA. As he made the difficult calls, youngest son, Lee, said it best, “Every morning he awoke at 5 am.

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Friday, December 9,2011

Hearing requested on renewable fuel standard’s impact

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, a coalition of the U.S. livestock and poultry industry associations, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the American Meat Institute, the National Chicken...

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