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Friday, November 12,2010

Loan repayment brightens recipients futures

by WLJ
Dr. Austin Ayars had plenty of sleepless nights as a practice owner with $140,000 in student debt. He would lie awake worrying whether he would be able to pay the bills that month. Or hed think about what would happen if he couldnt meet his clients needs.

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Friday, November 12,2010

Keith Miller named as new chairman of USMEF

by WLJ
The newest chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) executive committee, Keith Miller, has worn many hats over his career.

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Friday, November 12,2010

CSU opens new Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center

by WLJ
Since the days following the Dust Bowl, Colorado State University (CSU) researchers have headed to a spot on the eastern Plains to study everything from cattle grazing to prairie dog plague. The research facilities, originally built in the 1960s, were a modest group of temporary buildings that had to do for the last 50 years.

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Friday, November 12,2010

American Wagyu Association annual meeting: Michael Beattie named executive director

by WLJ
Wagyu breeders from around the country, as well as Australia and Mexico, convened in Lexington, KY, on Oct. 14 for the Annual Meeting of the American Wagyu Association. Ralph Valdez, president of the association, announced the hiring of Michael Beattie as the incoming executive director.

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Friday, November 12,2010

USDA set to issue conservation payments

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that USDA will begin issuing Conservation Stewardship and Conservation Security Program payments this month to thousands of farmers and ranchers in all 50 states to help maintain and improve the natural resources on their land.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Election shifts balance of power in ag committees

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The House of Representatives switched hands in last Tuesday's elections with Republicans handing Democrats their largest loss in the House in seven decades. In the Senate, losses were also steep, although the Democrats managed to maintain a slim majority.

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Friday, November 5,2010

WWP fails to expand scope of EAJA

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The Idaho-based anti-grazing group Western Watersheds Project (WWP) is notorious among public lands ranchers for contesting the renewal of grazing permits in court.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Falling dollar provides added market support

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last week was reported mostly $2-3 lower than the prior weeks levels. In Texas, trade was reported at $97-98 live, while Kansas sales came at mostly $97. Northern dressed trade in Nebraska and the Corn Belt came in a range of $153-154.

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Friday, November 5,2010

AMI pushes for end to ethanol subsidies

by WLJ
The American Meat Insti- tute (AMI) has joined a number of agriculture associa- tions in expressing serious concerns over a new proposal from the ethanol indus- try that would extend the expiring ethanol blenders credit and import tariff on foreign...

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Friday, November 5,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
South Koreas president expressed confidence last week that South Korea and the U.S. might still final- ize a long-stalled free trade agreement, but didnt offer any clues about how they could narrow differences on autos and beef ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama.

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