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Friday, December 2,2011

WTO determines COOL creates unnecessary trade obstacles

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced it has ruled in support of complaints by Canada and Mexico that U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) violates global trade rules.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Legislation would permanently close grazing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
A cadre of environmental activist groups is celebrating the presentation to Congress of new legislation that would allow for grazing permit buy-outs. If passed, the bill would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Net farm income forecast up 28 percent in 2011

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA’s recent forecast for net farm income, which reflects income from production, was $100.9 billion in 2011, up $21.8 billion or 28 percent from last year. Net cash income, which only reflects cash transactions, is forecast up by $17.5 billion from 2010 to $109.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Record high prices

by WLJ
According to USDA reports, cattlemen have much to be thankful for this holiday season with all-time record high prices posted during November on most major cattle and beef products, including; Choice carcass cut-out values, 50 percent lean beef...

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Friday, December 2,2011

Pilot program for biofuel-friendly oilseed crop

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Camelina (Camelina Sativa)— also known as wild flax, German sesame, or Siberian oilseed—is an ancient oil-bearing plant that has been domesticated and extensively used in Europe for several thousand years.

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Friday, December 2,2011

KAY’S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Food safety is the beef industry’s second most critical issue after demand. In fact, the two are inter-connected. So no one will quibble with the need to spend whatever it takes to make beef as safe as possible. But an examination of the years after the Jack-in- Box E.

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Friday, December 2,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Cattle reproduction is a very talked-about number. As noted for years, if not decades, success in the cow/ calf business is directly related to a producer’s ability to get the cows pregnant. The standard numbers referred to are relatively easy to calculate.

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Friday, December 2,2011

OBITUARY

by WLJ
make donations to Living Water Hospice, Premier Home Care, PO Box 5007, Buena Vista CO 81211..

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Friday, December 2,2011

Idaho Beef Summit scheduled for January

by WLJ
Beef producers can learn ways to improve the quality, consistency and value of their product at the upcoming Idaho Beef Summit sponsored by the Idaho Beef Council.

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Friday, December 2,2011

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Horse slaughter plants have become legal again after Congress lifted restrictions on processing horse meat. President Barack Obama signed the enabling bill on Nov. 18. Entities already are considering opening plants in Oregon, and possibly Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri, slaughter plant proponent Sue Wallis says.

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