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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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Friday, September 3,2010

Give consumers what they want

by WLJ
Consumers are always in the drivers seat when it comes to selling products, beef included. Thats why success in the beef industry during the coming decade will depend so heavily on the industrys ability to give consumers what they wantno matter how often they change their minds.

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Friday, September 3,2010

NMSU collaboration focuses on genetics of hypertension in cattle at Valles Caldera

by WLJ
The nations highest altitude beef cattle research facility, managed by New Mexico State University (NMSU) at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico, is determining if there are DNA markers that will identify if cattle are genetically predisposed to develop hypertension while at high el evations.

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Friday, August 27,2010

El Paso pressured to make WWP agreement public

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
One month into what is arguably the widest reaching public lands ranching crisis in recent memory, efforts are ongoing to achieve a satisfactory outcome following El Paso Corporations's agreement to give a total of $22 million dollars to support the Western Watersheds

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Friday, August 27,2010

Heavy rainfall over Kansas promising for winter wheat

by WLJ
According to AccuWeather.com Agricultural Meteorologist Dale Mohler, an abnormally hot and dry summer throughout the Midwest has made the layer of topsoil that is necessary for the September winter wheat planting extremely dry..

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Friday, August 27,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The battle between Wayne Hage and the federal government has finally been settled by the court system. In a battle that has lasted for more than 20 years, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently entered a final settlement in favor of the estates of Wayne Hage and Jean Hage, for the amount of $14.

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Friday, August 27,2010

EPA planning new approach to nonpoint-source water pollution

by DTN
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week released a draft clean water strategy that outlines plans for new rules and other initiatives the agency says will prevent water quality from degrading, bet- ter manage pollution from animal...

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Friday, August 27,2010

Horses are victims of economic turmoil nationally

by WLJ
A double whammy of economic turmoil and a ban on horse slaughter has resulted in a steadily growing number of unwanted horses with owners who are unable to properly care for them.

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