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Friday, March 26,2010

Health bill worries producers

by WLJ
Both as consumers who buy health insurance for themselves and their families, and as small-business owners who must manage employee benefits, farmers and ranchers believe the health care bill passed by Con- gress last week could have serious...

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Friday, March 26,2010

Colorado offers certification for hay inspectors

by WLJ
Two free training sessions have been scheduled for those wanting to perform weed-free hay and forage inspections: April 7, 2010 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monte Vista Coop, 1901 E. Hwy. 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144, and April 20, 20109 a.m.-2 p.m., AmericInn, 52000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Miles City offers livestock handling program

by WLJ
Miles City Livestock Com- mission in Miles City, MT, will offer a free program April 21 on a key livestock industry concern: proper livestock handling meth- ods. The Stockmanship and Stewardship program will begin at 1 p.m. (MT) at the market, said co-owner and manager Rob Fraser.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute application deadline approaching

by WLJ
Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach recently announced the availability of applications to the 2010 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI).

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Tuesday, March 23,2010

Tavaputs Ranch wins 2009 Leopold Award

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
High in the remote aspen-covered mountains of eastern-central Utah, the Tavaputs Ranch sits in a panoramic wonderland. Owned and operated by Butch and Jeanie Jensen, the ranch was founded in 1889 by Jeanie’s great-grandfather. The Jensens’

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Friday, March 19,2010

Wyoming passes legislation allowing for slaughter of unclaimed horses

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a landmark act of legislation, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed HB-122 Disposal of Livestock into law last week, effectively allowing for the slaughter of abandoned horses in the state of Wyoming. More specifically, the law provides the Wyoming Board of Livestock with several tools for

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Friday, March 19,2010

UN continues to fault livestock production

by WLJ
A new report published by a team of scientists working cooperatively heaped more blame for the world’s problems on the doorstep of the livestock industry earlier this month. The book, "Livestock in a Changing Landscape," was written by Harold Mooney, a professor of

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Friday, March 12,2010

Grandin endorses Country Natural Beef standards

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In a move to position themselves as the vanguard of sustainable beef production, Country Natural Beef, the Oregon-founded natural beef co-operative, recently passed a set of stringent animal welfare production standards. The standards, which will be put into practice

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Friday, March 5,2010

University of Nevada may close College of Agriculture

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Officials at the University of Nevada, Reno, (UNR) announced a plan on March 1 that, if brought to fruition, would leave the state without an agricultural college. The plan to dismantle UNR’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural

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Friday, March 5,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
A Florida-based hamburger company announced last Monday that it will buy the closed Armour-Eckrich meat plant in Hastings, NE, bringing 200 new jobs to the area.

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