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Friday, December 3,2010

USDA finalizes Grassland Reserve Program

by WLJ
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) last week issued the final rule for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) which defines requirements for participants and incorporates changes to program implementation requested by the public. The final rule can be viewed at www.

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Friday, December 3,2010

Checkoff offers handling program

by WLJ
The beef checkoff-funded training sessions at livestock auction markets and other venues where cattle producers meet to discuss improved stockmanship methods, as well as the pivotal role producers play in sustaining beef quality for consumers. Pate has been conducting livestock handling programs nationally and internationally for over 10 years.

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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Lame duck Congress to vote on omnibus bill

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The current lame duck session of the 111th Congress may be preparing to vote on an omnibus public lands bill that packages together a raft of public lands proposals under one piece of legislation. The bill, proposed by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, chairman of the Energy and

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Friday, November 12,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
McDonalds restaurants posted strong October sales, according to the company. Sales rose 5.6 percent last month. Its increase in sales at stores open at least 13 months was a marked improvement from the same month last year when the metric dipped 0.1 percent, in part because of tough comparisons.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Trotter family donates to Scoop Vessels Memorial Fund

by WLJ
American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) members Johnny and Jana Trotter of Hereford, TX, have made a significant donation to the American Quarter Horse Foundation to honor their friend Scoop Vessels and to help the foundation in its efforts to preserve and protect both the history and the future of the American Quarter Horse.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Program to provide weather and climate data

by WLJ
An innovative climate and weather monitoring system developed at Oregon State University (OSU) will soon be used to help underwrite and verify claims of crop losses, both to improve services to farmers across the nation and prevent abuse in the $79 billion crop insurance program.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Ranchers partner with schools to provide beef

by WLJ
With money for education declining and childhood obesity increasing, Oregonians are looking for innovative ways to fund school programs and raise healthy K-12 students. The Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) is supporting a program that does bothsaves money for school districts and feeds kids.

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Friday, November 12,2010

CAB partners on Kansas Angus Association feeding project

by WLJ
The Kansas Angus Association (KAA) is working with Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) to better reward members or their customers as they learn more about carcass merit in their herds, or at least five representative spring-born steers. The 2011 Carcass Data Project (CDP) $5-perhead enrollment deadline of Dec.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Elko County commissioners vote No on Pickens horse sanctuary

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Moving to a new neighborhood can present all kinds of challenges. Especially when you plan not just to move in, but to spruce the place up a bit, as well. If you hope to transform your new neighborhood with big changes, big money, and perhaps 1 million annual visitors, be prepared for some resistance.

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Friday, November 12,2010

MSGA actively pursuing wolf delisting solution

by WLJ
The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) recently announced its support of several congressional bills seeking to remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered species and return management to the state of Montana.

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