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Friday, October 16,2009

EPA emissions ruling will affect feedlots

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a final rule last month that will require many feedlots to report their emissions as part of a mandatory greenhouse gas registry. According to the new rule, any facility that emits more than 25,000 tons of greenhouse gas per year will be required to report to the EPA.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Wolf hunt near Yellowstone halted

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Montana wildlife commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to halt gray wolf hunting in a wilderness district near Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed within three weeks of a special hunt’s early season start, including four members of a Cottonwood pack familiar to tourists.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Carefully consider backgrounding your cattle

by WLJ
Declines in calf prices may interest some producers in feeding calves and marketing them at heavier weights later rather than sending them to market now, according to a North Dakota State University (NDSU) livestock specialist.

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Friday, October 16,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Iowas beef producers have chosen the Iowa Beef Steakhouse, Des Moines, IA, as the 2009 Iowa Beef Backer recipient. This annual honor is presented to an Iowa restaurant that exemplifies exceptional beef dining. According to owner Henry Schneider IV, the Iowa Beef Steakhouse is committed to serving only the best beef available.

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Friday, October 16,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
John F. Polvorosa, 73, a great friend to many and a man always wearing a smile, passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2009, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, OR.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Efforts to promote local food programs clash with production demands

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack found himself walking a tightrope last Tuesday as he addressed a group of community food activists who, on the one hand, praise USDA for some recent initiatives to promote local foods, but on the other, criticize the department for its support of production agriculture.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Wind Power Conference Nov. 9-10

by WLJ
The Nebraska Wind Power 2009 Conference will be held in Kearney, NE, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center Nov. 9-10. Gov. Dave Heineman will keynote the conference Monday noon and Larry Flowers, national technical director of Wind Powering America at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Friday, October 16,2009

Coccidiosis can be managed

by WLJ
Fall is a transition time in the cattle business. Unfortunately, transition equals stress for calves which can result in increased incidence of disease. Dr. Nels Lindberg, Animal Medical Center, Great Bend, KS, says coccidiosis is one disease producers should pay extra attention to as calves enter the feeder or stocker phase.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Checkoff participation at MUFSO helps keep beef on the menu

by WLJ
For 50 years, the Nations Restaurant News Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference (MUFSO) has fueled the foodservice industry with the education and peer-topeer connections that have contributed to the longterm success of countless chain restaurant companies.

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Friday, October 16,2009

Washington, Oregon advocate more USDA purchases of dairy products

by WLJ
The directors of state departments of agriculture in Washington and Oregon last week endorsed a national proposal to boost milk prices and keep Northwest dairy farms in business.

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