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Friday, May 7,2010

Mexico continues to be an important market for Colorado cattle producers

by WLJ
In March, several cattlemen from Mexico visited Colorado ranches to purchase cattle for their growing breedstock herds.

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Friday, May 7,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The Sheep Venture Co., the American Sheep Industry Associations wholly owned for-profit company, received approval of its loan application by the National Livestock Producers Associations Sheep Loan Fund Committee to purchase manufacturing equipment for the U.

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Friday, May 7,2010

Easy steps to fertilizing summer grass pastures

by WLJ
Producers who pay close attention to soil fertility fundamentals will help ensure desirable forage production and nutritive value, a management tool that is especially important with introduced forages.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Judge halts Washington grazing project

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In southeastern Washington, an ongoing experimental grazing project administered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) now faces a major hurdle resulting from the decision of a Thurston County Superior Court judge.

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Friday, April 30,2010

GUEST opinion

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The latest National Resources Inventory (NRI) report, released April 27 by the Agriculture Departments Natural Resources Conservation Service, puts some substantial meat on the bones of an environmental message farmers and ranchers have long conveyedthat they are careful and caring stewards of our nations natural resources.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Supreme Court hears arguments in biotech alfalfa case

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court to overturn a judges injunction banning the planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa told the high court that it will likely be at least a year before USDA completes an environmental impact study that could allow farmers to plant the crop.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Eliminating weeds could put more cows on the pasture

by WLJ
In addition to developing the calculator so that ranchers can calculate what weeds are costing them on any given site, Rinella used the data to estimate what weeds are costing ranchers in a 17-state region.

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Friday, April 30,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Applications for the third annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award are now being accepted. The National BQA Award will recognize one outstanding beef and dairy producer who best demonstrate animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Colorado seeks nominations for 2010 centennial awards

by WLJ
Colorado Centennial Farms seeks nomination applications from families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more to be honored at the 24th Annual Centennial Farms celebration held at the summer Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, CO.

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Friday, April 30,2010

Panorama seeks more organic grass-fed ranchers

by WLJ
Panorama Meats, Inc., the nations largest producer of USDA Certified Organic and 100 percent grassfed and finished beef, is enlisting new family ranchers for its program. Panorama seeks to increase its supply of organic grass-fed and finished cattle in order to meet increased consumer demand.

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