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Friday, October 14,2011

Cows and heifers gold as producers look for replacements

by DTN
Bred females and heifers are going to be gold on the hoof this fall, especially across parts of the south.

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Friday, October 14,2011

U.S. Customs intercepts destructive insects

by WLJ
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted the khapra beetle again. This is their 10th khapra beetle intercept in the last 30 days at the port of New York/New Jersey.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Forage testing-A key decision aide in 2011

by WLJ
Oklahoma producers find themselves out of their "comfort zone" as they go into the winter of 2011-2012. Many have marginal or inadequate forage supplies. However, others may find themselves with forage of unknown origin (because they justifiably felt the need to purchase whatever hay they could find) and therefore of unknown quality.

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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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