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Friday, October 7,2011

WWP victory affects up to 30,000,000 ac.

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Western Watersheds Project (WWP) is celebrating what its founder John Marvel called a "great court victory" after Idaho Federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a major ruling in favor of the anti-grazing non-profit group and against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Friday, October 7,2011

National Landscape Conservation System releases 15-year management strategy

by WLJ
NLCS, which includes some of the most spectacular and special lands in America, is part of the more than 245 million acres administered by BLM. Managed for multiple uses, America's resource-rich public lands provide the nation with vital commodities and host remarkable landscapes, ecosystems, and natural and cultural resources.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Biofuel mandates unlikely to be met by 2022

by WLJ
It is unlikely the U.S. will meet some specific biofuel mandates under the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 2022 unless innovative technologies are developed or policies change, says a new congressionally requested report from the National...

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Friday, October 7,2011

CAB honors partners from ranch to retail

by WLJ
Each fall, the Certified Angus Beef brand (CAB) honors a few top Angus producers and feedlots in the U.S. in conjunction with its annual conference where the whole range of partners are recognized..

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Friday, October 7,2011

Bison restoration begins in Caprock Canyons

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
A few buffalo calves bawling outside Mrs. Charles Goodnight's window in the late 1800s initiated a successful journey involving three states over 150 years to preserve the Southern Plains Buffalo Herd in the continental U.S. The trip came full circle on Saturday Sept.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Seeking clarification on costly, burdensome uncertainties arising from Clean Water Act

by WLJ
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) recently filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case which will likely be argued in January 2012. Dustin Van Liew

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Friday, October 7,2011

Drought builds stronger industry

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Texas ranchers estimate nearly 6,000 miles of fence have been destroyed during this summers wildfires. Replacing the fence can run between $5,000 and 7,500 per mile with labor and fencing costs, according to Joe Parker Jr., Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) president.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Bill changes ethanol mandate

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Legislation was introduced in the House last week that would reduce the federal mandate to use fuel ethanol when corn supplies are tight. Livestock and dairy producers say the current mandate gives a financial advantage to ethanol makers and unfairly boosts the cost of livestock feed.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Tell the story, curb those regs

by WLJ
Agriculture stays ahead of the curve in caring for land and livestock, but that's too much of a secret, according to a Nebraska Cattlemen environmental specialist.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Animal activists busy during 2011

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to stir up controversy and create their own version of chaos. These groups start the beginning of each summer with organizational meetings and target planning and they end their summer far more successfully than most in the ag industry realize.

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