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Friday, September 3,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Federal officials said a JBS packing plant in Nebraska should provide Muslim employees with prayer time and not retaliate against workers who ask to pray. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last Monday on behalf of more than 80 Somali Muslims.

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Friday, September 3,2010

New anaerobic digester to reduce costs

by WLJ
A Colorado State University professor is developing an anaerobic digester that turns animal waste into methane using much less water than conventional technology, making it more economically feasible and easier for use by feedlots and dairies in western states.

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Friday, September 3,2010

California Farm Bureau calls for careful study of Klamath dams

by WLJ
Noting that the proposal will affect farmers and ranchers in a wide area of northeastern California, the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) has urged state and federal agencies to conduct a thorough review and consider all potential impacts of a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.

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Friday, September 3,2010

NCBA questions R-CALFs partnership with animal rights extremists

by WLJ
Representatives of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) question the affiliation of R- CALF with the animal rights and environmental activist group Food and Water Watch.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Nominations open for Colorado Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

by WLJ
Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will be vacant in October 2010. Nominations are now being taken to fill these important positions.

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Friday, September 3,2010

National Red Angus convention planned for Ozarks

by WLJ
Cattle producers will Celebrate Red Angus in the Ozarks at the 2010 national convention of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Sept. 16-17 at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, MO.

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Friday, September 3,2010

California study finds small amount of antibiotics in groundwater

by WLJ
In the first large study to track the fate of a wide range of antibiotics given to dairy cows, University of California, Davis (UC Davis) scientists found that the drugs routinely end up on the ground and in manure lagoons, but are mostly broken down before they reach groundwater.

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Friday, September 3,2010

The value of forage-based stocker gains

by WLJ
Efficient markets allocate production resources to their highest and best use. As a practical matter, that means that industries, and the individual producers within the industry, must bid resources away from other alternative uses.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Farm Credit West names CEO

by WLJ
Littlefield will continue in his current role as executive vice president-Risk Management for Farm Credit West for the remainder of the year while working closely with Graff on transition issues. He will assume full responsibility for the president/CEO position on Jan.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Ag exports set to increase

by DTN
U.S. farm exports are forecast to increase to $113 billion in fiscal year 2011, the second-largest total on record, amid reduced competition from Russia and neighboring countries hit by drought, the Agriculture Department said last Tuesday..

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