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Friday, July 8,2011

Although delayed, many producers still have time to make more hay

by WLJ
Exceptionally wet weather delayed hay cutting this spring, but producers likely still have time to make enough hay to last them through the winter in the southeast.

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Friday, July 8,2011

As summer heats up, so do water toxicity issues

by WLJ
The 2011 Fourth of July holiday brought warnings for humans about bluegreen algae in one of the large Oklahoma lakes used for recreation. Blue-green algae has often been a concern to livestock producers in late summer in Oklahoma.

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Friday, July 8,2011

Hot branding on the front burner

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Page three of the Wall Street Journal is usually reserved for international affairs, major financial news, or significant political developments. So it was quite a departure from the WSJ’s standard fare when last month the esteemed financial daily’s inside spread featured a large photo of a couple of cowboys stretching out a calf, which

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Friday, July 1,2011

Report minimizes economic benefits of grazing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
What’s public lands grazing worth to the economy? According to a report recently released by the Department of Interior (DOI), it’s not as much as you might think. The June 21 report, titled "The Department of Interior’s Economic Contributions," gives a breakdown of

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Friday, July 1,2011

Monitor livestock water quality

by WLJ
Summer has arrived. There are many areas of the country that did not get enough runoff water to adequately fill the stock ponds.

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Friday, July 1,2011

NRCS provides conservation funding

by WLJ
Interested agriculture producers are encouraged to visit their local NRCS field office and fill out a 2011 EQIP application. The applications for this funding cycle will be accepted until July 22, 2011. These applications will be ranked and considered for funding by Aug.

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Friday, July 1,2011

USDAs chief economist says industry costs economically significant

by Chris Clayton - DTN
USDAs chief economist found himself on the spot last Tuesday trying to defend USDAs controversial livestock marketing rule, which senators argued oversteps USDAs authority and will cost the livestock industry dearly.

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Friday, July 1,2011

Agriculture leaders to be honored at Sonoma County event

by WLJ
Sonoma County Farm Bureau will be honoring Clos du Bois vineyard and winery of Geyserville, CA, the Mulas Family of Sonoma Valley, CA, and Tom Crane, a fourth-generation Santa Rosa, CA-rancher, in recognition of excellence in conservation,...

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Friday, July 1,2011

2011 Beef Quality Audit underway, producer input needed

by WLJ
Cattle producers are being asked to provide their input to the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) by taking a short survey at www.cattlesurvey.com. The survey can be completed in approximately 10 minutes.

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Friday, July 1,2011

Monsanto posts $680M 3Q profit

by DTN
The St. Louis, MO-company reported last Wednesday its net income rose to $680 million, or $1.26 per share, for the quarter ended May 31, compared with $384 million, or 70 cents a share, a year ago. It says revenue increased 21 percent to $3.59 billion..

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