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Friday, February 24,2012

U.S.-China symposium stresses relationships, trade

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Delegates from China met with U.S. agricultural representatives in Iowa to discuss trade agreements and agricultural cooperation at a firstever symposium. Chinese officials toured farms and signed a five-year agreement to direct conversations on agricultural topics.

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Friday, February 24,2012

TB incident a reminder: biosecurity is not optional!

by WLJ
Biosecurity, and its role in the swine industry, has always been a mandatory practice while some of its importance to the beef industry in recent years has diminished. With the tuberculosis (TB) incident recently documented in eastern South Dakota, cattlemen have good reason to re-evaluate biosecurity measures within their production programs.

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Friday, February 24,2012

An ignorable drought... for now

by DTN
It’s been a warm winter everywhere, but the higherthan-usual temperatures have taken on different manifestations around the Corn Belt. In Illinois and Indiana, farmers have been fighting mud while trying to bring their winter corn commitments to market.

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Friday, February 24,2012

It's nearly spring in Oklahoma... maybe

by WLJ
Spring has not quite sprung in Oklahoma, though it is hard to tell since we have had very little you could call winter. It is acting more like spring with increasing temperatures and more wind. Much of the state has received moisture recently and conditions are generally much better than this time last year.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Calculate SURE farm payments for 2011

by WLJ
“SURE is a critical part of the safety net for our producers because it provides a good level of protection against shallow losses,” says Aaron Krauter, FSA North Dakota executive director.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Academia and industry partnership will improve vet profession

by WLJ
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have announced a groundbreaking partnership with Pfizer Animal Health.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Proper dosing helps profits

by WLJ
The ability of producers to estimate the live bodyweight of cattle can critically affect whether animals receive too little drug or too much, which can have a significant impact on herd health and, ultimately, on the profitability of a producer’s operation.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Ag experts review undercover video

by WLJ
Hidden camera investigations at livestock farms have heightened public attention on animal care issues. In an effort to foster a more balanced conversation and to provide credible feedback to promote continuous improvement in farm animal care, the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) has created an Animal Care Review panel.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Tight hay supplies expected through summer

by WLJ
Compared with last year, hay stocks decreased across much of the nation’s midsection. In most cases, these decreases were attributed to an unusually dry year that negatively impacted hay production, as well as pasture and rangeland. Many producers began feeding livestock early to help offset the lack of available feedstuffs.

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Friday, February 24,2012

Court validates concerns on EPA's scientifically shoddy approach

by WLJ
The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) on April 28, 2011, challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) determination letter and final rule establishing numeric nutrient criteria (NNC) for Florida’s lakes, rivers, streams and springs.

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