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Friday, June 11,2010

NCBA, PLC support Thompson bill to keep family farms and ranches intact

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) are calling on Congress to protect family farms and ranches from being taxed out of business by supporting H.R. 5475, the Family Farm Estate Tax Relief Act of 2010. H.R.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Demonstrations part of Beef Cattle Short Course in August

by WLJ
From brush control on the ranch, to cuts of beef sold to the consumer, the 2010 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will provide a number of beef cattle-production demonstrations Aug. 2-4 in College Station, TX.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Senate panel to begin work on farm bill

by DTN
The Senate Agriculture Committee will begin a series of hearings ahead of drafting a new U.S. farm law by examining our most vital resourceour food supply, said chairman Blanche Lincoln last Tuesday.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Red Angus and Simmental share resources for joint EPDs

by WLJ
Future National Cattle Evaluations will break new ground for the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA) as the two breeds combine resources for multi-breed genetic evaluation (MBGE) of their growth and carcass trait expected progeny differences (EPDs).

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Friday, June 11,2010

MU talks reveal uncertainties in controlling carbon emissions

by WLJ
Uncertainty was the word used most often in talks at the Breimyer Seminar on Greenhouse Gas Regulations at the University of Missouri (MU) Reynolds Alumni Center.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Oregon ranchers doubt effectiveness of "take" permits

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
As wolf depredation escalates, ranchers in northeast Oregon’s Wallowa County may have found a little comfort in the fact that seven wolf "take" permits have been issued by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), authorizing a handful of ranchers to shoot wolves

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Friday, June 4,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Brazil has halted shipments of beef to the U.S. over concerns about pesticide residue in some cooked beef products. Trade is expected to be interrupted for a week or more until Brazilian inspectors are able to meet with U.S. officials to determine what testing protocol is being used to detect the residues.

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Friday, June 4,2010

TAHC welcomes new assistant executive director

by WLJ
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is excited to welcome Dr. Terry Hensley to its organization. Hensley joined the organization on May 17 as the assistant executive director over animal health programs.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Study shows beef from grain-fed cattle beneficial

by WLJ
Grass-fed beef may not have the health advantage some perceive, according to results from a recent Texas AgriLife Research study.

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Friday, June 4,2010

Colorado 2007 brand assessment fees deadline looming

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agricultures (CDA) Division of Brand Inspection reminds brand owners, who have not already paid the 2007 brand assessment fees, to submit their assessment and late fees of $325 by June 30, 2010, or the brand will be cancelled.

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