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Friday, August 27,2010

Colorado ag exports increase 27 percent

by WLJ
Colorados agricultural exports continue to grow; in 2010, exports increased 27 percent compared to the same time frame in 2009. This success exceeds the national ag export increase of 15 percent.

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Friday, August 27,2010

CBB approves 2011 budget

by WLJ
The Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) unanimously approved a $40.6 million budget for Fiscal 2011, down 7.4 percent from the Fiscal 2010 budget and representing a decline of about 24 percent in the last five years.

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Friday, August 27,2010

California ranchers learn about water testing program

by WLJ
Cattle grazing has been a part of beef production in California since before the Gold Rush and practices that protect the environment have dramatically evolved through the years.

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Friday, August 27,2010

Blending feed, service, beef quality

by WLJ
What goes around, comes around. Performance Blenders LLC owner Gerry Shinn hopes that will prove true. The company based in Jackson, MO, recently became a partner in the Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Feedlot Licensing Program.

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Friday, August 27,2010

New marketing Web tool launched

by WLJ
XF Enterprises, one of the largest ruminant nutrition consultant companies, has revolutionized the way cattlemen buy and sell cattle with its new website, www.OptimumTransition. com. Best of all, the information on the site and the use of its cattle listing service is free for everyone, XF customers and non-customers alike.

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Friday, August 27,2010

Bill in California would help farm workers unionize

by DTN
The temperature was nearly 100 degrees as 17-year-old Maria Vasquez Jimenez pruned grapes for nine hours at a vineyard near Stockton in Californias Central Valley.

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Friday, August 27,2010

Red Angus, Simmental Associations rally Young Guns

by WLJ
Red Angus and Simmental breeders from around the nation gathered in Sioux Falls, SD, July 25-27 for the annual Young Guns Summer Conference cohosted by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA).

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Friday, August 20,2010

Fed cattle prices jump $5 on better demand

by WLJ
Fed cattle traded sharply higher late last Wednesday as packers worked to meet higher demand from retailers looking to fill meat cases ahead of the Labor Day weekend rush. Packers have been very short-bought for the past several weeks, according to industry sources, and as retailers increased

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Friday, August 20,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
The Charolais breed is known for their exceptional carcass characteristics. It was recently proven at the 28th Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Educational, Performance Carcass Contest. Last fall, 190 head of cattle representing numerous breeds and cross breds were started on feed at Cottonwood Feeders LLC of Stuart, NE.

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Friday, August 20,2010

A new tool for improving switchgrass

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new tool for deciphering the genet- ics of a native prairie grass being widely studied for its potential as a biofuel.

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