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Friday, April 23,2010

BEEF bits

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of illness due to E. coli O157 significantly decreased in 2009. The 2009 E. coli illness rate is the lowest since 2004 and meets the Healthy People 2010

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Friday, April 23,2010

U.S. beef imaging campaign in Korea getting results

by WLJ
The U.S. beef industry imaging campaign launched late last year is finding a receptive audience among consumers and retailers in South Korea, helping to improve perceptions of our products while leading to increased sales.

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Friday, April 23,2010

K-State to host cattle feeders college in two locations

by WLJ
Kansas State University (K-State) will host the firstever K-State Cattle Feeders College in two locations May 12 in Cimarron, KS, and May 13 in Scott City, KS.

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Friday, April 23,2010

Beef, pork muscle cuts lead February export advances

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Both U.S. beef and pork exports grew in February, with strong expansion in muscle cuts leading the way in both, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (US- MEF).

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Friday, April 23,2010

Feds announce sage grouse habitat protections

by WLJ
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently announced a farreaching agreement to support the conservation of greater sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems in parts of 11 western states.

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Friday, April 23,2010

Nebraska Ranch Practicum now accepting registrations

by WLJ
The 2010 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the practicum.

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Friday, April 23,2010

Research to cut emissions from Texas feedlots receives award

by WLJ
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is one of five agencies that provided support for the research team that worked together in applying extensive research to develop science-based emission factors and cost-effective abatement technologies for the industry.

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Monday, April 19,2010

WCA applauds dismissal of stockwater case

by WLJ
WCA President Dick Coon was in the courtroom when the case was dismissed. I am extremely pleased with this outcome, not only for Easterday Ranches but, more importantly, for the entire livestock industry! Field said, This ruling will have a positive impact on the livestock industry thus allowing us to prosper and contribute to the states economy.

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Monday, April 19,2010

Hanna Memorial Scholarship

by WLJ
As a director for Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON), Jim Hanna worked tirelessly to further the causes he believed in. One of those causes was ICON.

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Monday, April 19,2010

Community raises money to support Oregon cattle ranchers

by WLJ
The eventa prime rib dinner and auction at Grant County Fairgroundsis the second held by the ranchers, who are involved in ongoing litigation over grazing rights in the Malheur National Forest. The proceeds go to the OCAs Stewardship Fund to help cattle ranchers known as the Five Rivers Grazing Permittees fight their legal battle.

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