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Friday, November 25,2011

South Korea FTA brings opportunities

by WLJ
“The United States welcomes the Korean National Assembly’s approval of the KORUS FTA,” said U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with the government of Korea to bring the agreement into force as soon as possible.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Special allocation for USMEF came out of Korea trade agreement passage

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who announced this year’s allocations to 70 market promotion groups in a call from Vietnam earlier this month, did not highlight the special grant to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), but it was included in $21.

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Friday, November 25,2011

Improving conservation management

by WLJ
Ag producers wishing to improve their conservation management on working lands are encouraged to check into the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The CSP is designed to help producers “step up” management activities addressing natural resource concerns.

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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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