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Friday, July 1,2011

Agriculture leaders to be honored at Sonoma County event

by WLJ
Sonoma County Farm Bureau will be honoring Clos du Bois vineyard and winery of Geyserville, CA, the Mulas Family of Sonoma Valley, CA, and Tom Crane, a fourth-generation Santa Rosa, CA-rancher, in recognition of excellence in conservation,...

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Friday, July 1,2011

2011 Beef Quality Audit underway, producer input needed

by WLJ
Cattle producers are being asked to provide their input to the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) by taking a short survey at www.cattlesurvey.com. The survey can be completed in approximately 10 minutes.

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Friday, July 1,2011

Monsanto posts $680M 3Q profit

by DTN
The St. Louis, MO-company reported last Wednesday its net income rose to $680 million, or $1.26 per share, for the quarter ended May 31, compared with $384 million, or 70 cents a share, a year ago. It says revenue increased 21 percent to $3.59 billion..

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Friday, July 1,2011

Bill would make use of E-Verify system mandatory

by WLJ
Unless it contains a viable program for agriculture, farm groups say they are prepared to oppose legislation introduced in Congress recently that would require all U.S. employers to check work authorizations against the federal database known as E-Verify.

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Friday, July 1,2011

AI school at WSU Pullman set for Aug. 11-13

by WLJ
Washington State University (WSU) animal science experts are offering an artificial insemination (AI) short course in Pullman, Aug. 11-13. The course will be taught by David deAvila, a WSU research technician who has extensive experience in AI and in teaching AI to WSU undergraduates.

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Friday, July 1,2011

A yardstick to cull by

by DTN
Kay Richardson generally culls his cows at fall weaning. But they best be looking sharp year-round because for this producer, culling never ends.

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Friday, July 1,2011

More pounds, more heat tolerant

by DTN
Take 90 F, add in about 98 percent humidity, and when you start to feel like youre wading through the day, you begin to see what cattlemen like Darrel Haynes deal with all summer long.

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Friday, July 1,2011

Arizona National Livestock Show awards $20,100 in college scholarships

by WLJ
The The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Committee recently awarded $20,100 in scholarships for the fall 2011 semester. The ANLS Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Over 20 years later, ANLS has now awarded 630 students totaling over $630,000.

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Friday, July 1,2011

USMEF, Oklahoma State collaborate on dry-aging study

by WLJ
A study that analyzes differing techniques for dry aging of U.S. beef destined for international markets has been completed for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF) by researchers at Oklahoma State Universitys (OSU) Department of Animal Science. Funding for the research was provided by the Oklahoma Beef Council.

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Friday, July 1,2011

Beef producers seek best practices to reduce environmental impact

by WLJ
When it comes to reducing the environmental impact of raising beef, the industry has come farther over the past 30 years than many people realize, according to a Washington State University (WSU) scientist.

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