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Friday, June 18,2010

Why does the U.S. both import and export beef?

by WLJ
The job of markets is to seek out the highest value for products produced and encourage the most efficient use of resources to facilitate that production. Keeping this in mind helps explain current production and trade relationships in the U.S. beef industry.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Permit requirements spark irrigation debate

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In the Shasta and Scott River valleys of northern California, flood irrigation has been a standard practice for the agricultural community, in some cases for generations. However, according to the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), irrigation practices on the two rivers have

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Friday, June 11,2010

BLM announces wild horse management direction

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a press release dated June 3, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey revealed that the agency is taking the Federal Wild Horse and Burro Program "in an unprecedented new direction." More to the point, BLM is seeking in-depth

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Friday, June 11,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Japan will keep its traditional cautious stance on talks over deregulation of beef imports with the U.S., new Farm Minister Masahiko Yamada said last week. Yamada was not willing to relax existing curbs on U.S. beef imports, news agency Kyodo quoted the minister as telling a news conference.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Vote to limit EPA power on climate change close

by DTN
A vote in the U.S. Senate to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from going it alone in battling carbon dioxide emissions was deemed destined to fail last week without new last-minute support, according to congressional and private-sector sources.

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Friday, June 11,2010

Make reservations now for the 2010 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet

by WLJ
The second annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet will be held July 8, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Denver, CO. This years event will feature the announcement of the newest inductees of the Hall of Fame, as well as the first recipient of the Industry Leadership Award.

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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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