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Friday, April 9,2010

Wolves come calling in Oregon

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
When Karl Patton was awoken on the night of March 20 by the sound of barking dogs, he instinctively knew trouble was afoot. His dogs were sounding a full retreat, and the 60 cows in the pair pasture adjacent to his house were anxiously calling for their calves.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Nebraska bovine TB investigation continues

by WLJ
Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach last week provided information on the status of bovine tuberculosis (TB) testing in the state.

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Friday, April 9,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The South Dakota Beef Industry Council recently collaborated with other Midwestern beef councils to ensure that beef had a major presence at the American Culinary Federation central region conference in Indianapolis, IN. Several hundred chefs, culinary educators and industry partners throughout the Midwest attended the four-day event.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Colorado submits revised roadless rules

by DTN
The state of Colorado last week unveiled its final plan to guide management of 4.2 million acres of roadless lands within the states 11 national forests and submitted it for federal approval.

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Friday, April 9,2010

State veterinarian renews call to horse owners to vaccinate against West Nile Virus

by WLJ
Washington horse owners should plan to protect their livestock from West Nile Virus (WNV)a potentially fatal disease in horsesparticularly since Washington led the nation the past two years for equine cases of the disease.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Change in management practices equals value for Montana ranch

by WLJ
Trying something new rarely comes without hesitation. However, when the payoff is obvious, the satisfaction is even greater. Kurt McPherson, Saint Ignatius, MT, wanted to make some changes in his familys cow/ calf operationall of which paid off in a hurry.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Three associations receive scholarship grants from AgriLabs

by WLJ
AgriLabs is awarding scholarship grants totaling $1,500 to three state associations as part of its booth promotion at the recent National Cattlemans Beef Association (NCBA) convention in San Antonio, TX.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Is there an oops in U.S. ethanol policy?

by WLJ
Brazil will be one of the beneficiaries of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finding that greenhouse gases will be reduced by ethanol, soy-diesel, and ethanol made from sugarcane. While the decision is good for U.S. corn and soybean producers, questions are being raised why U.

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Friday, April 9,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is announcing the Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship aims to advance the lamb and wool industries through financial support of a graduate-level student.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Estimating ethanol yields from CRP croplands

by WLJ
The scramble to find sufficient land for biofuel production has experts eyeing marginal croplands that have been placed in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

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