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Friday, September 3,2010

Subscription scam notice

by WLJ
It has come to our attention that a renewal subscription scam is being sent to Western Livestock Journal subscribers. The companies which are fraudulently soliciting renewals are called Publishers or Magazine Billing Services, or similar names and are located in Reno, NV. They are NOT authorized to handle our renewal efforts.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Washington producers respond to new animal identification plan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a public listening session held Aug. 24 in Pasco, WA, officials from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service unveiled the tentative framework of their newly crafted animal and disease traceability program. The last in a series of similar meetings held around the nation, the Pasco meeting

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Friday, September 3,2010

China puts duties on U.S. chicken

by DTN
China has imposed anti-subsidy duties for five years on imports of U.S. chicken products after concluding producers received improper support, the Commerce Ministry said last Wednesday amid a string of trade spats with Washington.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Biodiesel companies struggle continues

by DTN
Even before the $1-pergallon biodiesel blenders credit expired at the end of 2009, U.S. biodiesel producers were in a tight economic spot.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Management and vaccination keep trichomoniasis at bay

by WLJ
Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as Trich, is a growing problem among cowherds. Predominantly found in southern and western states, this disease is caused by the protozoa Tritrichomonas foetus.

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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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