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Friday, February 10,2012

Double deck trailer ban moves forward

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
“As members of the agriculture industry, we strongly oppose language in the Highway Bill that prohibits the use of double deck trailers to transport horses. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation recently marked up The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act of 2011 (S.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Greener pastures for wild horses

by WLJ
BLM seeks one or more long-term pasture facilities capable of providing humane care to 400 to 2,000 wild horses for a one-year period, with a renewal option under BLM contract for nine oneyear extensions.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Hispanic ranchers fed up with Forest Service, "bail" on Obama

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
A community of Hispanic ranchers in northern New Mexico is seeking injunction against a U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) decision to substantially reduce grazing on two allotments, claiming that the service is mismanaging the land and denying ranchers their right to use resources...

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Friday, February 10,2012

Delegates will examine costs of systemic risk versus shallow losses

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Farm Bureau members got a primer on the concept on the opening day of the Farm Bureau’s annual convention. The sun was shining, the waves were rolling, and Hawaii was in its full glory as farmers sat in a convention hall trying to absorb details of the Systemic Risk Reduction Program (SRRP).

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Friday, February 10,2012

Electron-beam irradiation kills rotavirus and poliovirus on lettuce and spinach

by WLJ
“The purpose of this study was twofold,” said Dr. Suresh Pillai, director for the National Center for Electron Beam Research at Texas A&M University in College Station. “First we wanted to determine poliovirus and rotavirus sensitivity to electron-beam irradiation on fresh-cut lettuce and spinach.

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Friday, February 10,2012

EyeD: New technology for equine identification

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
From the time humans began raising livestock, there has been a need for animal identification to mark ownership. Earliest records suggest techniques began several centuries ago, and today, many different forms of identification are used for private and official recognition of animals.

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Friday, February 10,2012

National Make it With Wool contest winners

by WLJ
State-winning Make It With Wool (MIWW) contestants competed in the national finals and awards program in a “Forward with Fashion” style show during the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Annual Convention on Jan.

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Friday, February 10,2012

National BQA award goes to Dayton, WY, rancher

by WLJ
On Feb. 2, 2012, the Padlock Ranch in Dayton, WY, was awarded the prestigious annual national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) award during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Convention.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Sage grouse comment period extended by BLM

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The conversation on sage grouse isn’t over yet. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have extended the comment period on their proposed ruling until March 23. They are seeking public comment regarding topics that should be addressed in the evaluation of sage grouse issues.

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Friday, February 10,2012

USDA awards grant for E. coli research

by WLJ
USDA announced it has awarded a research grant to the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL) to help reduce the occurrence and public health risks from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) along the beef production pathway. Dr.

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