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Friday, December 2,2011

Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will set priorities

by WLJ
Members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) will hold policy committee meetings and adopt proposed policies during its convention and annual meeting Dec. 12- 14 at The Meadows Conference & Event Center in Altoona.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Meat processing plant will revive failing community

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
If everything goes as planned, Estell said the plant is expected to begin processing by mid 2013 and be running at 100 percent by 2015. The plant will process up to 2,000 head of cattle, 2,500 pigs and 1,000 sheep and goats daily once operating at full capacity.

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Friday, December 2,2011

New wheat varieties designed for Colorado farmers

by WLJ
Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) is commercializing two new hard red winter wheat varieties in Colorado.

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Friday, December 2,2011

NCGA Lower crop insurance premiums

by WLJ
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) praised USDA’s announcement that crop insurance premiums for corn will be rerated for the 2012 crop year.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Idaho cattlemen take a stance on animal cruelty law

by Maria E. Tussing - WLJ Correspondent
After a year of consideration, members of the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) passed a resolution that may have raised some eyebrows. The resolution called for legislation that would make a third offense of animal cruelty a felony, said Richard Savage, president of ICA.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Nevada state engineer to decide water pipeline fate

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Nevada’s state engineer, Jason King, won’t be walking on water any time soon, but if Las Vegas has its way, the city will be a little less thirsty. As Nevada’s top water regulator, King will determine the fate of what may easily be the state’s scarcest and most precious resource—southern Nevada’s water supply.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Cleaning cows from inside out naturally

by DTN
Who knew? Those thick, sharp-tasting orange peels that people would never dream of eating are “snack heaven” for cows. Not only does the cow get good roughage and vitamins, but it also gets an antimicrobial boost from the peel’s essential oils.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Colorado Ag Classic

by WLJ
The seventh annual Colorado Ag Classic will be held Dec. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. The Colorado Ag Classic is the joint convention of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee, Colorado Sorghum Producers, Colorado Seed Growers Association, and Colorado Seed Industry Association.

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Friday, December 2,2011

2011 WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo results

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Over the long weekend, four WRCA Rodeo Finals performances were held at the Amarillo Convention Center and, under that same roof, many associated events, demonstrations, activities and competitions could be viewed.

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Friday, December 2,2011

Rains help, but most of Texas still under severe to exceptional drought

by WLJ
As usual, when it comes to weather, there were winners and losers. East Texas, north Texas, central Texas and the Rolling Plains were the main beneficiaries, with the Coastal Bend, south Texas and far west Texas regions being largely passed over,...

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