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Friday, March 5,2010

CoBank posts record profit in 2009

by WLJ
CoBank, a major lender to U.S. agricultural interests and rural utilities, posted record earnings for 2009 despite a drop in loan volume and loan quality tied to the recession.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Cost-share funding available

by WLJ
On behalf of the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export (US- LGE), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding Nebraskans of cost-share funds to promote U.S. livestock exports.

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Friday, March 5,2010

CAB premiums reach $300 million

by WLJ
Cumulative grid premium rewards for hitting the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand target stood at nearly $300 million at the end of last year, and they keep growing at an annual rate of about $25 million paid to producers. Thats the fiveyear average, according to a January 2010 survey; the second-highest total for that span was 2008, with $25.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Annual gathering and benefit a great success for Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

by WLJ
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center (MCHF and WHC) held its Annual Business Meeting, Trustees Gathering and Circle the Wagons Dinner Benefit Auction, Feb. 5-6 in Lewistown, MT.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Possible ag cuts rejected by House committee

by DTN
The House Agriculture Committee voted unanimously last Wednesday to tell the House Budget Committee not to cut any agriculture programs in the fiscal year 2011 budget, but House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, said he will still move forward with his plan to consider cuts if Congress should go through the reconciliation process.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Environment ministers urged to reject efforts by skeptics to derail global climate deal

by DTN
World weather agencies have agreed to collect more precise temperature data to improve climate change science, officials said last month as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged environment ministers to reject efforts by skeptics to derail a global climate deal.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Kansas names new livestock commissioner

by WLJ
The Kansas Animal Health Board has named accomplished veterinarian and retired U.S. Army Reserve Col. Bill Brown as the states new livestock commissioner. He will replace George Teagarden, who will retire in May after 16 years in the position. Brown will assume his new role March 8.

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Friday, March 5,2010

SHEEP notes

by WLJ
Lee Jarvis, Spanish Fork, UT, has been selected to serve as the Region VI representative on the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Executive Board. This region is comprised of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Beef exports could rise in 2010

by DTN
U.S. beef exports could rise this year, but a gain will depend to a large degree on economic conditions in importing countries.

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Friday, March 5,2010

Time for bull check-ups

by WLJ
Special BSE clinics are going to be held as follows: March 8 at Barry County Vet Services, Cassville, Dr. Voyd Brown; March 10 at Dake Veterinary Clinic, Miller, Dr. Chuck Dake; March 11 and 12 at Countryside Animal Clinic, Aurora, Dr. Mike Bloss; and March 17 at Rick Turner Farm, Taneyville, Dr.

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