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Friday, January 22,2010

Biodiesel production grinds to a halt

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Soybean-based biodiesel production in the U.S. has come to a halt after Congress allowed a $1-per-gallon government tax incentive for the industry to expire on Dec. 31, National Biodiesel Board spokesman Michael Frohlich said last Tuesday.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Corn growers shift stance on climate bill

by DTN
With the potential of higher production costs and shift in crop acreage, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) shifted its position last Wednesday to oppose the House climate legislation that passed last June.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Young farmers and ranchers take top honors

by WLJ
Winners of the Young Farmers Ranchers (YFR) Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced earlier this month at the American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF) 91st annual meeting. Young farmers from around the U.

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Friday, January 22,2010

First U.S. bone-in beef arrives in Taiwan

by DTN
Taiwans Department of Health (DOH) promised to conduct vigorous inspections of U.S. bone-in beef following the arrival of the first batch of six packages of U.S. meat last week.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Cargill 2Q earnings tumble 59 percent

by DTN
Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Greg Page noted the agribusiness gi ants earnings in the first half of the fiscal year were up 50 percent from the last half of the previous fiscal year amid cost controls and tapping both developed and faster-growing emerging markets.

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Friday, January 22,2010

2010 Beef Feedlot Roundtables offered Feb. 9-11

by WLJ
Beef feedlot owners, employees, veterinarians and others in the industry will learn the latest on feedlot health, animal welfare, the environment, economics and research at the 2010 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington, Bridgeport and Orange City, IA.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Tennessee Livestock Producers honored with Innovator Award

by WLJ
Tennessee Livestock Producers (TLP), Columbia, TN, was honored with a Hereford Industry Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association (AHA) Jan. 14. Darrell Ailshe, TLP general manager, was presented the award during a ceremony at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Leopold Conservation Award seeks Colorado nominees

by WLJ
The award, which is comprised of $10,000 and an Aldo Leopold crystal, recognizes Colorado landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and sustainable management of natural resources.

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Friday, January 22,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Cattle lungs are small, relative to the animals size and oxygen needs, said Dr. Joe Roder, DVM, at Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. Preserving healthy lung tissue is critical to the long-term performanceand even survival of cattle.

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Friday, January 22,2010

Winter weather and wheat grazing in the southern Plains

by WLJ
The winter wheat grazing situation has been difficult to assess this year. There has been considerable interest in wheat grazing and a general feeling that there would be more stocker cattle grazing wheat than in the past couple of years.

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