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Friday, April 9,2010

State veterinarian renews call to horse owners to vaccinate against West Nile Virus

by WLJ
Washington horse owners should plan to protect their livestock from West Nile Virus (WNV)a potentially fatal disease in horsesparticularly since Washington led the nation the past two years for equine cases of the disease.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Change in management practices equals value for Montana ranch

by WLJ
Trying something new rarely comes without hesitation. However, when the payoff is obvious, the satisfaction is even greater. Kurt McPherson, Saint Ignatius, MT, wanted to make some changes in his familys cow/ calf operationall of which paid off in a hurry.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Three associations receive scholarship grants from AgriLabs

by WLJ
AgriLabs is awarding scholarship grants totaling $1,500 to three state associations as part of its booth promotion at the recent National Cattlemans Beef Association (NCBA) convention in San Antonio, TX.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Is there an oops in U.S. ethanol policy?

by WLJ
Brazil will be one of the beneficiaries of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finding that greenhouse gases will be reduced by ethanol, soy-diesel, and ethanol made from sugarcane. While the decision is good for U.S. corn and soybean producers, questions are being raised why U.

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Friday, April 9,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is announcing the Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship aims to advance the lamb and wool industries through financial support of a graduate-level student.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Estimating ethanol yields from CRP croplands

by WLJ
The scramble to find sufficient land for biofuel production has experts eyeing marginal croplands that have been placed in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

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Friday, April 9,2010

Higher quality grades here to stay, grading chief says

by WLJ
The nations beef quality has continued its rise in recent weeks, with nearly 65 percent of federally graded cattle grading Choicean increase compared to 60.1 percent reported July 2009, according to Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB).

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Friday, April 9,2010

Report: U.S. ethanol subsidies not needed

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The U.S. ethanol industry is running out of reasons to defend its reliance on federal subsidies and import tariffs, an Iowa State University (ISU) economist said in a new report.

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Friday, April 9,2010

CCV launches A New Brand in Regional Marketing

by WLJ
Shawn and Lex Madden, along with Michael Schmitt, co-owner of Torrington Livestock in Torrington, WY, are excited about providing a new concept in video cattle marketing, A New Brand in Regional Marketing.

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Friday, April 9,2010

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. working with NCBA membership recruitment program

by WLJ
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is partnering with National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) on a membership recruitment program this spring. The membership incentive program is for new members who join NCBA and its state affiliates.

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