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Friday, November 11,2011

2012 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

by WLJ
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Wisconsin’s first statewide grazing conference was held in Wisconsin Dells.

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Friday, November 11,2011

EPA, DOE study renewable energy on West Haymarket Brownfield Site in NE

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating on a project to evaluate the feasibility of transforming West Haymarket Brownfield Site in Lincoln, NE, into a site to generate renewable wind energy.

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Friday, November 11,2011

Rising price of anhydrous ammonia is only natural

by WLJ
As the price of natural gas goes up, the cost of producing anhydrous ammonia rises as well, according to a recent report from the University of Illinois.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Clinton-era roadless rule reinstated by courts

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Ten years of legal see-sawing were capped off in late October when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to reinstate a Clinton-era rule that bans road building, rebuilding, and timber extraction on almost 49 million acres of National Forest Service (NFS) land.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Japan reviewing restrictions on beef import rules

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
An advisory panel of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare began the much anticipated review of Japan’s meat import rules last week. Current restrictions in place ban import of beef from cattle over 20 months of age.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Youth farm labor rule comment period extended

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
While the proposed changes do not apply to children working on a farm owned or operated by their parents, they would impact the 14- and 15-year-olds wanting to work on farms not owned by their parents. It also impacts high school vocational agriculture programs, including 4-H.

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Friday, November 4,2011

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Once the industry decided that the walls would not cave in when Hereford bulls were mated to Angus cows or vice versa, the world of beef cattle systems was created.

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Friday, November 4,2011

KAY’S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Americans still love their beef. But they’re not eating anywhere near as much as their parents. This seems a contradiction, but the dramatic decline in per capita beef consumption over the last 35 years has little to do with preference. It’s all about available supplies.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Cell communication system prevents over-irrigation of alfalfa

by WLJ
Cultivated on 1.1 million acres, alfalfa is the largest consumer of water among all crops in California, accounting for up to 27 percent of the state’s irrigation water use. Alfalfa is usually flood irrigated, often leading to over-irrigation. Water is pumped in at the top of field rows and flows down to the end.

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Friday, November 4,2011

Don’t blame higher gasoline prices on corn and ethanol

by DTN
Feeling pain again at the gasoline pump? Don’t blame it on corn and the cost of ethanol.

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