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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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Friday, December 9,2011

Some of 2008 Farm Bill implemented

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In a press release, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA has published the Final Rule implementing the 2008 Farm Bill provisions to better protect livestock producers and poultry growers under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).

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Friday, December 9,2011

Horse legislation spurs speculation over slaughter facilities, unlikely supporters

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The ink had hardly dried on the latest agriculture spending bill when horse industry advocates began toasting the historic removal of a six-year ban on USDA horse slaughter inspection. Signed into law Nov.

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Friday, December 9,2011

Cattle prices bolstered by exports

by WLJ
Two weeks ago, live sales sold at $124 in the southern Plains. In Colorado, live sales ranged from $125-126. In Iowa-Minnesota, live sales sold from $126 -127and dressed from $200-205. Nebraska saw a few dressed sales sold from $195-198, compared to the previous week’s $126.

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