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Friday, February 5,2010

Peterson backs measure to rein in EPA

by DTN
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, has cosponsored a House bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Size, quality of corn crop expected to affect basis

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The average corn basis has firmed during the past week, while futures prices sunk to three-month lows. Needless to say, farmers have become tight-fisted with their corn and are reluctant to sell any of it at lower cash prices.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Producers honored for BQA commitment

by DTN
A desire to continually improve Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) on their operations while successfully encouraging others around them to implement BQA was evident this week as two producers were honored with the annual national BQA award which was...

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Friday, February 5,2010

Colorado Cattlemens Association Legislative Luncheon and NWSS activities a huge success

by WLJ
Over 70 CCA members toured the capitol and had the opportunity to learn how the association has helped to shape and build the state of Colorado. Members had the opportunity to visit with state legislators about issues affecting the agriculture industry and overlook the House chambers from the balcony.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Washington ranchers support tighter brand laws

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Representatives of Washington state’s cattle industry gathered together at the capitol in Olympia, WA, on Jan. 19 to testify before the Committee on Agricultural and Rural Economic Policy. They testified on behalf of a bill that, if enacted, would grant greater authority to the brand inspection system in that state. The primary goal of the bill, according to officials

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Friday, January 29,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
MeatAMI.com reports U.S. foodservice industry sales are forecasted to decrease in 2010 as consumers are more frugal with money. Sales were initially forecast at 0.8 percent lower than last year; new reports show a decline of 1.6 percent. Reports were conducted by the foodservice and consulting firm Technomic.

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Friday, January 29,2010

EPA to finalize renewable fuel standards soon

by DTN
Biofuels makers have been waiting for the rules which are designed to implement a 2007 law that mandated an ever-increasing amount of biofuels be added to transportation fuel. This year, 12.95 billion gallons of renewable fuel must be part of the supply, up almost 17 percent from last year.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Staff changes at Ag Council of California

by WLJ
Tricia Geringer has recently been hired as director of government affairs at the Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council). She will bring a wealth of policy experience to the organization through her past work on Capitol Hill for Congressman Radanovich, R-Mariposa.

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Friday, January 29,2010

U.S. trims food inflation forecast

by DTN
USDA trimmed its food inflation forecast for 2010, projecting prices at grocery stores and restaurants will rise at the same rate. USDA lowered the con- sumer price index for all food to gain 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent from its December forecast of 3 percent to 4 percent.

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Friday, January 29,2010

Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo is the hot ticket for cowboy crowd

by WLJ
While all the Ranch Hand Rodeo spots are filled, there are still plenty of opportunities to participate in other events during the 2010 Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend. For more information, please visit www.ranchrodeonv.com. Entry forms and official rules are available online.

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