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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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Friday, October 7,2011

Colorado water wasted in out-flows

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Colorado court-ordered well restrictions and shut-offs in 2006 have resurfaced, literally - flooding basements in northeastern Colorado; and figuratively- in water courts with lawsuits seeking a happy medium between all of the South Platte river stakeholders.

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Friday, October 7,2011

WWP victory affects up to 30,000,000 ac.

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Western Watersheds Project (WWP) is celebrating what its founder John Marvel called a "great court victory" after Idaho Federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a major ruling in favor of the anti-grazing non-profit group and against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Friday, October 7,2011

National Landscape Conservation System releases 15-year management strategy

by WLJ
NLCS, which includes some of the most spectacular and special lands in America, is part of the more than 245 million acres administered by BLM. Managed for multiple uses, America's resource-rich public lands provide the nation with vital commodities and host remarkable landscapes, ecosystems, and natural and cultural resources.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Biofuel mandates unlikely to be met by 2022

by WLJ
It is unlikely the U.S. will meet some specific biofuel mandates under the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 2022 unless innovative technologies are developed or policies change, says a new congressionally requested report from the National...

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Friday, October 7,2011

CAB honors partners from ranch to retail

by WLJ
Each fall, the Certified Angus Beef brand (CAB) honors a few top Angus producers and feedlots in the U.S. in conjunction with its annual conference where the whole range of partners are recognized..

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Friday, October 7,2011

Bison restoration begins in Caprock Canyons

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
A few buffalo calves bawling outside Mrs. Charles Goodnight's window in the late 1800s initiated a successful journey involving three states over 150 years to preserve the Southern Plains Buffalo Herd in the continental U.S. The trip came full circle on Saturday Sept.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Seeking clarification on costly, burdensome uncertainties arising from Clean Water Act

by WLJ
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) recently filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case which will likely be argued in January 2012. Dustin Van Liew

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