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Friday, January 29,2010

EPA to finalize renewable fuel standards soon

by DTN
Biofuels makers have been waiting for the rules which are designed to implement a 2007 law that mandated an ever-increasing amount of biofuels be added to transportation fuel. This year, 12.95 billion gallons of renewable fuel must be part of the supply, up almost 17 percent from last year.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Staff changes at Ag Council of California

by WLJ
Tricia Geringer has recently been hired as director of government affairs at the Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council). She will bring a wealth of policy experience to the organization through her past work on Capitol Hill for Congressman Radanovich, R-Mariposa.

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Friday, January 29,2010

U.S. trims food inflation forecast

by DTN
USDA trimmed its food inflation forecast for 2010, projecting prices at grocery stores and restaurants will rise at the same rate. USDA lowered the con- sumer price index for all food to gain 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent from its December forecast of 3 percent to 4 percent.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo is the hot ticket for cowboy crowd

by WLJ
While all the Ranch Hand Rodeo spots are filled, there are still plenty of opportunities to participate in other events during the 2010 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend. For more information, please visit www.ranchrodeonv.com. Entry forms and official rules are available online.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Missouri CAFOs face new permitting requirements

by WLJ
Farmers are just now registering that this is something they will face in the next year, said John Lory, University of Missouri (MU) Extension environmental nutrient management specialist. We understand its going to be confusing, and farmers need help to be prepared for the deadlines later this year.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Get the most out of forages

by DTN
If you want to talk to a beef producer who really knows how to manage pastures, you cant do much better than Missouris John Wood. Forages are more than just one part of his herds feed regime; they are the only part.

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Friday, January 29,2010

IVOMEC Challenge extended for 2010

by WLJ
Producers have nothing to lose and everything to gain when they use IVOMEC (ivermectin) Brand Products for spring parasite control. Merial is once again inviting producers to take the IVO- MEC Challengegiving them a risk-free way to prove that spring parasite control pays.

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Friday, January 29,2010

South Dakota beef checkoff studies beefs carbon footprint

by WLJ
A beef checkoff-funded study is looking to debunk the myth that beef consumption is a key contributor to climate change. The study, supported by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council along with four other state beef councils, compares the carbon footprint of 2007s U.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Heart City Bull Bash Set for Feb. 13 in Valentine, NE

by WLJ
The 9th Annual Heart City Bull Bash in Valentine, NE, will be held Saturday, Feb. 13. Billed as the Heart Citys Main Event, over 120 bulls, along with displays of stallions and commercial equipment, will line Valentines Main Street.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Mix and match coproducts to achieve balanced rations

by WLJ
With profitability back in the corn refining and ethanol industry, those coproducts destined for livestock feed will be widely available. Wet and dry corn gluten, distillers dried grains, and other products left from the removal of starch will be competing with each other, and all will be competing with shelled corn.

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