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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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Friday, December 2,2011

Consistent taste is key when building local markets

by DTN
Building a market to sell home-finished beef is all about consistency. You not only have to provide tasty, tender beef one year, but every year. And there is a formula, some cattlemen say, to hitting the mark every time. The best place to start, they stress, is with the genetics of the animal.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Choice cutout values continue upward climb

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was again slow to develop last week, with just a handful of cattle trading in major feeding areas. Most market analysts were looking for fed trade to be completed Wednesday afternoon at a slightly lower level.

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