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Friday, October 24,2014

Cattle shootings worsen in remote areas of northern Nevada

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Ranchers are fit to be tied about the indiscriminate shooting of some 65 cattle in recent months across a wide swath of remote northern Nevada. A reward for the arrest and conviction of the culprits has climbed to more than $25,000 since last week’s coverage.

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Friday, October 24,2014

Court of Appeals dismisses API, EPG E15 lawsuit

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Last week, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Engine Products Group (EPG) in a lawsuit over EPA’s approval of a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline (E15).

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Friday, October 24,2014

New herbicide approval adds two more lawsuits to agriculture's running list

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
A new herbicide manufactured by Dow AgroSciences to manage problem resistant weeds in corn and soybeans got the green light from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Oct. 15.

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Friday, October 24,2014

Help farmers cope with stress

by WLJ
“Farmers deal with everyday tasks of money management, decisionmaking and equipment maintenance,” Van Ginkel said. “Worry over large debt loads, government regulations, pest outbreaks, animal disease, negative publicity, rapid change within the industry and lack of control over the weather add stress and safety risks.

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Friday, October 24,2014

Obama 'not finished' naming monuments

by WLJ
President Obama’s recent designation of a 350,000-acre national monument in southern California has many westerners wondering, “What’s next?” Since taking office, Obama has created or expanded 13 national monuments, primarily located in the West and totaling over 3 million acres.

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Monday, October 20,2014

Secretary's checkoff hijack spurs concern

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
A number of cattle associations across the states have joined together to contest USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s plans to end the long-standing battle over the national beef checkoff by establishing a supplemental, secondary beef checkoff under a 1996 legislative act.

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Monday, October 20,2014

Who supports WOTUS?

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Today was supposed to be the last day comments would be submitted on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) and the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps’) proposed Water of the U.S. (WO- TUS) rule. But, as before, the comment period has been extended. Comments can now be submitted through to Nov.

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Friday, October 17,2014

50 cattle shot in embattled Nevada

by WLJ
As of Oct. 13, Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Farm Bureau, Department of Agriculture, ranchers affected over the past three years, businesses, and concerned citizens have continued to build a reward fund now totaling $8,850 for the arrest and an...

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Friday, October 17,2014

Ebola guts food production in West Africa; impact very severe

by Chris Clayton - DTN
While the United States finds itself coming to grips with a handful of Ebola cases, agricultural ministers in West Africa say the virus is ripping through their countries not only through infection, but also further exacerbating hunger and wrecking any plans to revitalize the region’s farm production.

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Friday, October 17,2014

Dow Enlist Duo approved

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of Enlist Duo herbicide and currently will limit its release to six states, the agency announced last Wednesday. An agency official said the herbicide likely would become more widely available in the coming years.

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