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Friday, September 3,2010

Nominations open for Colorado Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

by WLJ
Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will be vacant in October 2010. Nominations are now being taken to fill these important positions.

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Friday, September 3,2010

National Red Angus convention planned for Ozarks

by WLJ
Cattle producers will Celebrate Red Angus in the Ozarks at the 2010 national convention of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Sept. 16-17 at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, MO.

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Friday, September 3,2010

California study finds small amount of antibiotics in groundwater

by WLJ
In the first large study to track the fate of a wide range of antibiotics given to dairy cows, University of California, Davis (UC Davis) scientists found that the drugs routinely end up on the ground and in manure lagoons, but are mostly broken down before they reach groundwater.

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Friday, September 3,2010

The value of forage-based stocker gains

by WLJ
Efficient markets allocate production resources to their highest and best use. As a practical matter, that means that industries, and the individual producers within the industry, must bid resources away from other alternative uses.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Farm Credit West names CEO

by WLJ
Littlefield will continue in his current role as executive vice president-Risk Management for Farm Credit West for the remainder of the year while working closely with Graff on transition issues. He will assume full responsibility for the president/CEO position on Jan.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Ag exports set to increase

by DTN
U.S. farm exports are forecast to increase to $113 billion in fiscal year 2011, the second-largest total on record, amid reduced competition from Russia and neighboring countries hit by drought, the Agriculture Department said last Tuesday..

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Friday, September 3,2010

Give consumers what they want

by WLJ
Consumers are always in the drivers seat when it comes to selling products, beef included. Thats why success in the beef industry during the coming decade will depend so heavily on the industrys ability to give consumers what they wantno matter how often they change their minds.

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Friday, September 3,2010

NMSU collaboration focuses on genetics of hypertension in cattle at Valles Caldera

by WLJ
The nations highest altitude beef cattle research facility, managed by New Mexico State University (NMSU) at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico, is determining if there are DNA markers that will identify if cattle are genetically predisposed to develop hypertension while at high el evations.

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Friday, August 27,2010

El Paso pressured to make WWP agreement public

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
One month into what is arguably the widest reaching public lands ranching crisis in recent memory, efforts are ongoing to achieve a satisfactory outcome following El Paso Corporations's agreement to give a total of $22 million dollars to support the Western Watersheds

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Friday, August 27,2010

Heavy rainfall over Kansas promising for winter wheat

by WLJ
According to AccuWeather.com Agricultural Meteorologist Dale Mohler, an abnormally hot and dry summer throughout the Midwest has made the layer of topsoil that is necessary for the September winter wheat planting extremely dry..

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