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Saturday, October 29,2011

NCBA stays firm on farm dust

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Although rumors are circulating that refer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to regulate farm dust as a myth, a hearing hosted by Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-KY, of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, cleared up what many call profound misconceptions.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Bill provides certainty to rural America

by Todd Neeley - DTN
Though Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson told members of Congress that the agency has no intention to regulate farm dust, some lawmakers and their rural constituents aren’t convinced.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Survey raises doubts on consumer views regarding U.S. ag feeding the world

by DTN
Consumers want the U.S. to help other countries feed themselves rather than relying on American farmers to feed the world, according to a food-industry survey released last week.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Flint Hills Legacy recognized

by WLJ
U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar was joined by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and senators from three other states last week during a ceremony recognizing new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conservation areas.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Controlling destructive wild hogs

by DTN
The fast-proliferating critters may make exciting target shooting, but farmers in a large swath of the U.S. find wild hogs to be a serious— and expensive— pest.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

COMING events

by WLJ
Nov. 10-12 - Washington Cattlemen’s www.nebraskacattlemen.org or call Association Convention, Walla Walla, 402/475-2333 WA; for more information visit www. washingtoncattlemen.org

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Women take more active production role on farm

by DTN
“Farming’s not like it used to be where you needed a strong back and a weak mind,” said Katie’s father, Joe. “Now, it’s better to have a strong mind and weak back.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Americans have little connection to farming or ranching

by WLJ
U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) released the results of two surveys focused on the opinions, attitudes and questions consumers and farmers/ ranchers have about the current and future state of how food is grown and raised in the U.S.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

NMSU grazing research could influence wildfire management strategies

by WLJ
Courtesy photo: Derek Bailey, a professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences, herds cattle at NMSU’s Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center north of Las Cruces.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Ranchers set policy at NDSA convention

by WLJ
N e a r l y 350 cattle producers gathered in Bismarck, ND, Sept. 22-24 for the 82nd Annual North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Convention & Trade Show, “Together, Facing the Storm,” to set the direction of the state’s beef cattle industry through policy discussions and development.

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