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Friday, April 20,2012

Early summer-like weather brings planting booms

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Tuesday, April 17 brought USDA’s most recent crop progress report. A minor electrical fire at the USDA offices caused the report’s release to be delayed a day. Despite the reporting setback, plantings are moving ahead early with farmers taking advantage of the good weather in many growing areas.

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Friday, April 20,2012

U.S.-Colombia trade pact signed

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Producers welcomed news that at long last, starting next month, the U.S. will obtain duty-free access to the Colombian market. Signed six years ago and passed by Congress last October, the agreement opens South America’s third-largest market to the U.S..

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Friday, April 20,2012

Export numbers on track for National Export Initiative 2014 goal

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently hosted a White House Business Council Agriculture Roundtable discussion at its Denver, CO, headquarters with Ambassador Isi Siddiqui (pronounced IZZY SU-DEE-KEY), the chief agriculture trade negotiator in the Office of the U.

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Friday, April 20,2012

CRP initiative expected to preserve grasslands

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on March 2 announced the opportunity for producers to enroll a total of 1 million acres of land in a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) initiative to preserve grasslands and wetlands.

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Friday, April 20,2012

Culinary professionals confident cooking with beef

by WLJ
The beef checkoff strives to help simplify beef for the consumer—from the supermarket to the table. In order to do that, the checkoff created a “Confident Cooking with Beef” brochure—a onestop, go-to resource for consumers, food writers, health professionals and meat case managers.

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Friday, April 20,2012

Lawmakers, livestock groups raise concerns with animal production mandates

by WLJ
Lawmakers and representatives from animal agriculture joined forces to educate nearly 100 people about the deliberate emphasis farmers and ranchers place on caring for the health and well-being of their animals.

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Friday, April 20,2012

How does the cost of AI compare to natural service?

by WLJ
Artificial insemination (AI) has been a tool available to beef producers for decades. AI offers a way to access proven genetics that otherwise would be unavailable or unaffordable for the average commercial producer. While the genetic advantages to using AI in beef cattle are well known, the rate of use across the country remains very low.

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Friday, April 20,2012

Dialoguing with consumers- What do consumers hear?

by WLJ
An alliance of 75 farmerand rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners, called the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), has formed a collaborative effort to lead a dialogue with American consumers about agricultural food production.

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Friday, April 13,2012

FDA putting the brakes on antibiotic use

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The three pieces FDA published in the Federal Register last week included: • A final guidance for industry, The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food- Producing Animals, that recommends phasing out the agricultural production use of medically.

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Friday, April 13,2012

EPA issues new runoff permit

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The new permit requires EPA to publicize nutrient management plans of producers who must report manure production volumes, how the manure is treated, and how it is applied on fields. Feedlot operators who have had their existing permits extended will have 90 days after May 9 to apply.

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