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Friday, October 14,2011

Protect cattle from winter weather

by WLJ
During the winter, cattle increase their production of body heat in response to severe cold by increasing their heart rate, respiration and blood flow. This physiological response may result in lower gains and reduced feed efficiency, even with increased feed intake.

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Friday, October 14,2011

EAJA reform legislation reviewed in congressional hearing

by WLJ
The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciarys Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing on H.R. 1966, the Government Savings Litigation Act.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Lawsuit asks court to review EPA's ruling

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Companies planning to use biomass to produce electricity and biofuels got a break from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this summer when it handed down a three-year exemption from carbon dioxide emissions regulations.

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Friday, October 14,2011

New ranchers and farmers receive assistance

by WLJ
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced earlier this month that USDA has awarded 36 grants totaling $18 million to organizations that will provide training and assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers to help them run successful and sustainable farms.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Cows and heifers gold as producers look for replacements

by DTN
Bred females and heifers are going to be gold on the hoof this fall, especially across parts of the south.

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Friday, October 14,2011

U.S. Customs intercepts destructive insects

by WLJ
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted the khapra beetle again. This is their 10th khapra beetle intercept in the last 30 days at the port of New York/New Jersey.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Forage testing-A key decision aide in 2011

by WLJ
Oklahoma producers find themselves out of their "comfort zone" as they go into the winter of 2011-2012. Many have marginal or inadequate forage supplies. However, others may find themselves with forage of unknown origin (because they justifiably felt the need to purchase whatever hay they could find) and therefore of unknown quality.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Equine scientists debunk horsemeat health risk

by WLJ
Four prominent equine scientists, Drs. Don Henneke, PhD, Sheryl King, PhD, PAS, William Day, PhD, and Patricia Evans, EdD, have written a strongly worded letter to the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology

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Friday, October 14,2011

Horse slaughter petition

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Obama administration has created a new website to receive public petitions and has promised that top policy staff will review and respond to any petition that gathers more than 5,000 signatures within a 30-day period. A petition supporting legislation banning the sale, transportation, trade, etc.

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Friday, October 7,2011

President sends three trade agreements to Congress

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The FTAs with Colombia, Panama and South Korea were originally signed under former president George W. Bush, and are expected to boost U.S. exports by $13 billion and benefit the U.S. agriculture and manufacturing sectors, in addition to creating U.S. jobs..

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