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Friday, October 14,2011

WCA and HHC file state petition for wolf delisting

by WLJ
The Washington Cattlemen's Association (WCA) and Hunters Heritage Council (HHC) filed a state petition for the delisting of the federally delisted gray wolf in eastern Washington.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Tax treatment options for drought areas

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Ranchers across droughtstricken areas have been forced to sell cattle at a historic rate and now many have the added burden of worrying about upcoming income tax implications

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Friday, October 14,2011

Cal Poly unveils new meat processing center

by WLJ
California Polytechnic State University's (Cal Poly) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is opening the doors of the new J and G Lau Meat Processing Center and teaching facility.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Listeria outbreak mystery

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Listeria, a mysterious bacteria occasionally found to contaminate foods, has received more than its share of news recently. Especially deadly for vulnerable consumers such as the elderly and pregnant women, listeria is very hard to trace because it can take as long as two months before its victims become ill.

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Friday, October 14,2011

BLM federal oil and gas lease sale

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering oil and gas leasing mineral rights on 21 parcels totaling 6,455.67 acres located on federal lands in the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The oral auction will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the BLM New Mexico State Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM.

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Friday, October 14,2011

A "tic" of prevention for canine ehrlichiosis

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
During the Vietnam War, as many as 1,600 military dogs were deployed in Southeast Asia. Many of these dogs, particularly the more susceptible German shepherds, became ill with a foreign disease that they had never been exposed to before: canine ehrlichiosis.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Land appeals as safe haven

by DTN
Its not just the summer of $7 corn that superheated Midwest land markets. Investors rattled by the prospect of a double-dip recession still see U.S. farmland as a safe haven amid economic turmoil. That surge of nontraditional buyers lessens the threat of a downturn in farmland values anytime soon, real estate and Wall Street experts contend.

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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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