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Friday, July 29,2011

California governor signs bill to preserve Williamson Act

by WLJ
After months of uncertainty, a bill signed by Gov. Brown last week reinstates a revised Williamson Act program intended to preserve the states landmark farmland-conservation law.

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Friday, July 29,2011

Stockpiling of fescue pasture vital for winter use

by WLJ
Beef producers who attended a recent series of pasture management meetings in southern Iowa learned of the importance of timely and careful stockpiling of fescue pastures.

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Friday, July 29,2011

Best practices for emergency haying, CRP grazing

by WLJ
If producers havent cut their hay yet, I would encourage them to do so soon. Harvest date is the most important management decision affecting hay production. Timing affects production, quality, composition, amount of regrowth, and subsequent plant vigor, Fick said.

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Friday, July 29,2011

Projected corn ending stocks less than expected

by DTN
The July USDA Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports put corn ending stocks below trade expectations, allowing the corn market to recover from recent losses.

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Friday, July 29,2011

What is driving the price of commodities?

by WLJ
Farmers have long been willing to produce for the market, and farm programs over the past 20-plus years have moved agriculture from a managed supply to a mar- ket-oriented pricing system. But when you produce for the market, you dont always know who is going to come to buy.

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Friday, July 29,2011

USDA to study feedlot health management

by WLJ
Beginning in August, beef feedlot operators in Colorado will be contacted by representatives of USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to provide information for the 2011 USDA Feedlots Study.

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Friday, July 29,2011

TAHC lifts Olmal Temporary Preventative Quarantine Area in Starr and Hidalgo counties

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The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has released all remaining portions of Starr and Hidalgo counties from the temporary preventative quarantine zone, effective July 22.

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Friday, July 29,2011

USDA provides disaster support for Montana counties

by WLJ
Interested farmers may contact their local USDA Service Centers for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Additional information is also available online at http:// disaster.fsa.usda.gov. WLJ.

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Friday, July 29,2011

Red Angus juniors experience Round-Up

by WLJ
Junior Red Angus Association of America (JRA) members and two Canadian representatives gathered in the heart of the nation for the 19th annual Junior Round-Up June 21- 26.

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Friday, July 22,2011

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Reminder to all cattle farmers, ranchers and importers: All beef checkoff meetings are open to every person who pays the checkoff.

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