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Friday, November 25,2011

NAS study falls short on biofuels

by WLJ
A NAS report says cellulosic biofuels do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report is criticized by several scientists. Another NAS conclusion is debatable—cellulosic biofuels may do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels.

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Friday, November 25,2011

California ranchers celebrate 95th annual convention

by WLJ
As the largest annual policy-making and educational event for California beef producers, CCA was pleased to present a knowledgeable lineup of agriculture experts to the CCA and CCW membership.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Salazar plays it safe with wilderness recommendations

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Disappointed wilderness advocates used the words “meager” and “pathetic” to describe Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar’s most recent recommendations to Congress for creating new wilderness designations.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Range monitoring video

by WLJ
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service and Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC) have teamed up to produce a video titled “The Importance of Range Monitoring.”

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Friday, November 25,2011

Genomic-enhanced EPDs

by WLJ
Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI), a subsidiary of the American Angus Association (AAA), and Pfizer Animal Genetics announce two new advancements that allow Angus breeders to more efficiently improve herd genetics.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Cache County animal nutritionist wins Utah Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture award

by WLJ
Zak and Marcy Miller of Richmond, UT, were the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher ‘Excellence in Agriculture’ award. The award was presented at the Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Layton last week.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Powerline route covers 1,100 miles

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reviewing comments submitted by hundreds of individuals and groups about a proposed $2 billion highvoltage power line in Wyoming and Idaho.

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Friday, November 25,2011

64th Annual Arizona National Livestock Show

by WLJ
The 23rd Annual Cowboy Classics Western Art & Gear Show is also a featured event of the livestock show. The Cowboy Classics Western Art & Gear Show is a celebration of Western Culture and lifestyle through poetry, music, paintings, sculpture, leath er work, braiding, hitching, jewelry, furniture and gifts galore.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Summit County’s Osguthorpe family to receive 2011 Leopold Conservation Award

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemen’s Association and Western AgCredit are pleased to name the Osguthorpe family as the recipient of the 2011 Leopold Conservation Award.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Ag appropriations language to provide certainty to cattlemen

by WLJ
Congress voted Nov. 17, 2011, on a $19.8 billion 2012 agricultural spending bill that includes language blocking USDA from implementing controversial reforms to livestock and poultry marketing. The so-called GIPSA rule, proposed last year by the USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard’s Administration, would have wreaked havoc on the U.

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