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Friday, September 16,2011

CoBank-U.S. AgBank merger approved

by WLJ
CoBank and U.S. AgBank announced September 8th that their voting stockholders have approved the proposed plan of merger between the two banks.

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Friday, September 16,2011

Document 2011 losses for disaster aid by Sept. 30

by WLJ
The USDA announced that losses experienced by farmers and ranchers during 2011 will be covered under the Supplemental Revenue (SURE) program if they document the loss by Sept. 30.

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Friday, September 9,2011

Fires turn Texas drought into an inferno

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Along with battling the worst drought in history, Texas has now added its worst fire season to its record breaking year. News of the severe Texas drought has been replaced with daily updates of hundreds of fires burning over 3.6 million acres.

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Friday, September 9,2011

La Nina return may prolong drought

by DTN
La Nina describes Pacific Ocean equatorial waters having cooler-than-average temperatures. In the U.S., the weather effects of La Nina include drier conditions in the southern Plains and Midwest, and above-average precipitation during winter in the northern states.

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Friday, September 9,2011

USMEF report: FTAs should top congressional priority list

by WLJ
Congress faces a busy agenda when it returns from August recess, but U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF) Chairman Keith Miller says few items can offer as much immediate benefit to the struggling U.S. economy as ratification of pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.

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Friday, September 9,2011

Harvest tips for lodged corn

by WLJ
Scout fields to determine where problem areas are and the condition of stalks and ears. Harvest the problem areas first when field conditions are better and before kernels in close proximity to the ground have an opportunity for potential further deterioration.

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Friday, September 9,2011

Regulations amended on horses transported for slaughter

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA amended regulations regarding the commercial transportation of horses to slaughter, adding a definition of equine for slaughter and making other changes to protect horses during transportation to slaughter. According to USDA, this action will ensure the humane treatment of the horses.

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Friday, September 9,2011

No anticipation of delays this harvest

by WLJ
Producers can expect a similar weather pattern during harvest this year compared to last year, as this will be the second year of a La Nina pattern, according to a University of Nebraska-Lincoln state climatologist.

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Friday, September 9,2011

Food vs. fuel: Can the world still feed itself?

by DTN
As befits the chairman of the worlds largest food-production company, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe is counting calories. But its not his diet that the chairman and former CEO of Nestle is worried about. Its all the food that the U.S. and Europe are converting into fuel while the worlds poor get hungrier.

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Friday, September 9,2011

Your national Beef Checkoff Program: 25 years and counting

by WLJ
The American Heart Association Puts its Heart Mark on Three Cuts of Beef. Lean Beef is Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet.

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