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Friday, December 9,2011

Caring for cold stressed or hypothermic cattle

by WLJ
Charles L. Stoltenow, North Dakota State University Extension veterinarian. Newborns are often hypoglycemic (low energy reserves) and have electrolyte imbalances. Animals with preexisting conditions (pneumonia, old age) have impaired body reserves and may succumb more readily to very cold and windy conditions.

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Friday, December 9,2011

Farm dust regulation prevention act called unnecessary

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a clear signal last week from the U.S. House of Representatives that placing burdensome and scientifically unfounded regulations on U.S. farmers and ranchers is unacceptable.

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Friday, December 9,2011

Loss of rural grocery stores drawing congressional attention

by WLJ
“The inability to access food during the storms prompted residents to make re-establishing a local grocery store a priority,” said Procter, who reported that residents organized, sold shares to raise capital to reestablish a local grocery, and made a commitment to shop locally.

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Friday, December 9,2011

Grain dust explosions: K-State grain scientist discusses causes, precautions

by WLJ
In the aftermath of an Oct. 29 grain elevator explosion in Atchison, KS, that claimed six lives and injured two others, Kansas State University (K-State) grain scientist Leland McKinney said that while grain and other kinds of dust can be dangerous, steps can be taken to reduce risk.

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Friday, December 9,2011

Oregon ranchers and agencies join forces to develop monitoring standards

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In an effort to generate vital information to help support sustainable range management, members of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), in cooperation with the Oregon Public Lands Committee and Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB), hosted a broad spectrum...

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Friday, December 9,2011

VIDEO auction

by WLJ
Superior Livestock Auction December 2, 2011 Fort Worth, TX: Cattle producers from 26 states consigned 26,000 stockers, feeders and bred stock to the Superior Livestock satellite video auction. The auction was held in and broadcast live from our studio in the Historic Fort Worth Stock...

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Friday, December 9,2011

BLM review of Triple B wild horse gather finds overall safe practices

by WLJ
After reviewing instances of alleged animal abuse during the recently completed Triple B wild horse gather in Nevada, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) team has found that helicopter contractor Sun J Livestock generally demonstrated appropriate, humane handling of wild horses over the course of the six-week gather that ended Aug.

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Friday, December 9,2011

Agribusinesses enjoying good times, but cautious about future

by DTN
Agribusiness owners put their present situation at 118.0, or very positive and second only to November 2010’s 122.2 rating. However, looking ahead, agribusinesses managers who do business with farmers are the most negative about the future since the index’s inception, giving a rating of 88.

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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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