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Friday, April 6,2012

Obituaries

by WLJ
He and his wife established the Oregon Country Beef cooperative after Connie learned that a Bend fitness instructor had directed his students to eat lean beef, with no hormones or antibiotics, which came from Argentina but wasn’t always readily available.

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Friday, April 6,2012

BLM moves to bait trap horses, scale back helicopter gathers

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a move to placate critics who complain that gathering wild horses with helicopters is cruel and overly stressful, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week that the agency is soliciting bids from contractors to capture and remove wild horses with the use of bait traps “where helicopter drive trapping is not an effective method.

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Friday, April 6,2012

Bill would limit closure of FSA offices

by WLJ
The bill, called the “Farm Service Accountability Act,” would prohibit the closure or relocation of offices with a high workload volume. In January, USDA announced—as part of a consolidation plan—it would be closing 131 FSA offices throughout the country.

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Friday, April 6,2012

Ergot can cause lambing problems

by WLJ
“Multiple sheep producers in North Dakota have experienced losses associated with feeding grains contaminated with ergot this year,” North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service sheep specialist Reid Redden says.

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Friday, April 6,2012

Does $500 cash rent pay?

by DTN
It was definitely easier for an above-average corn grower to shoulder extreme rent in 2011 than 2012, according to financial adviser Sam Bachman with AgriSolutions, a Brighton, IL, financial consulting firm.

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Friday, April 6,2012

Nearly all of Colorado under drought conditions, say CSU climatologists

by WLJ
Despite the cooler weather coming in, Colorado State University (CSU) climatologists have officially confirmed for the U.S. Drought Monitor what many people in Colorado already know: About 98 percent of the state is experiencing varying levels of drought.

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Friday, April 6,2012

Control stocker risk with management

by WLJ
Talking about the development of fat deposits during grazing, Horn said there is a strong, positive relationship between marbling and ADG, indicating that adding pounds and quality are mutually beneficial..

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Friday, April 6,2012

CSU professor seeks genetic answer to brisket disease

by WLJ
It’s well known that many beef cattle living at high altitudes are afflicted with pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs, and that these animals are at risk of dying from congestive heart failure if they are not moved to lower altitudes and medically treated.

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Friday, March 30,2012

Jobs suspended at BPI plants on "pink slime" media hype

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
ABC World News ran a story in early March focused on the claims of two disgruntled scientists formerly with USDA. Along with other misguided claims, these men dubbed the Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) as nothing but “pink slime.” However, there’s nothing that is scientific or factual about their claims.

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Friday, March 30,2012

U.S. challenging WTO COOL ruling

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
U.S. beef and pork producers opposing the COOL requirement are disappointed that the USTR has decided to appeal last November’s ruling. NCBA Vice President Bob McCann issued a statement saying the appeal “jeopardizes our strong trade relationship with Canada and Mexico, the two largest importers of U.

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