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Friday, September 11,2009

Beginning producer advisory committee seeks nominees

by WLJ
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Jonathan Coppess announced last week that nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers are being accepted through Oct. 5, 2009.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Idaho congressman welcomes wolf decision

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-ID, discussed wolf management with new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US- FWS) Director Sam D.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Thousands of CRP acres expiring

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Farmers, landowners and conservationists are looking at what options may be available for 436,000 acres across the state that will move out of USDAs Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) at the end of this month.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Ag economist sees more rough times for beef industry

by WLJ
The pain of recent record losses in the U.S. cattle feeding industry will not diminish soon, but tightening supplies could lead to a modest rebound in late 2010, according to agricultural economist James Mintert.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Early weaning provides boost for young, thin cows

by WLJ
The common tradition for weaning spring-born calves is to wait until late October and even early November. Most mature cows that have been feeding on adequate summer forages will be in very good body condition, despite the pressure of nursing a rapidly growing calf.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Weaning your calves with a plan

by WLJ
Children starting school are a lot like calves getting weaned. Each individual is different. For some, the experience is more stressful than for others, but careful preparation by their caretakers can help make the whole experience much more productive.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Farm Credits long-term funds face rationing

by DTN
When terrorist attacks engulfed Manhattans financial district on Sept. 11, 2001, the New York Federal Reserve staff slept on their desks and survived on cheese sandwiches for several days just a block from the ash and burning rubble of the World Trade Center.

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Friday, September 11,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Now, producers can merge the inside information from Igenity with calf health, source and age verification records all in one place, says Dr. Stewart Bauck, executive director of research and development, Igenity. This partnership is a continuation of user-friendly solutions Igenity and GAM have brought to the beef industry.

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Friday, September 11,2009

Estimated $300,000 available in 2010 Extreme Mustang Makeovers

by WLJ
The Extreme Mustang Makeover, the nations most unique equine competition, will offer an estimated $300,000 in prize money as it enters its third year of competition after two years of what industry observers are calling nothing short of amazing events across the U.

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Friday, September 4,2009

Oregon ranchers fight litigation, foul play

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Oregon cattlemen with summer permits on the Malheur National Forest (MNF) recently won a victory in the Oregon Federal District Court after Judge Ancer Haggerty ruled to overturn a preliminary injunction on grazing on the Murderers Creek and Lower...

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