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Friday, November 20,2009

Federal regs may hurt sheep producers

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Many of those who attended the Idaho Wool Growers Association’s 117th annual convention Nov. 6-8 in Sun Valley were surprised to learn that new U.S. Homeland Security regulations could block reliable documented Peruvian and Mexican workers from returning this month to the U.S. in time for

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Friday, November 20,2009

Senate delays action on climate bill

by WLJ
The Senate leadership announced last week that there won’t be any action to advance climate change legislation this year. The news came as President Barack Obama pushed for a bill before international talks on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December. The shift in focus also means

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Friday, November 20,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
JBS S.A. reported a steep decline in earnings in its third fiscal quarter, and separately said it was negotiating with an investor expected to commit $2.5 billion to the companys U.S. division. The company said it will sell as much as 26.3 percent of its U.

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Friday, November 20,2009

NDSU feedout project seeks calves

by WLJ
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is looking for cattle producers to participate in the 2009-10 Eastern North Dakota Cattle Feedout.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Modoc County cattleman selected as CCA second vice president

by WLJ
At the 93rd Annual California Cattlemens Association (CCA) Convention in Sparks, NV, William (Billy) Flournoy, a public lands rancher from Likely, CA, was nominated and elected to serve a two-year term as a second vice president for CCA.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Look back at last calving season and ahead to next calving season

by WLJ
Only eight or nine months ago, the spring calving cows were calving, the temperature was cold, and the calving pastures were muddy.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Experts agree on the value of crossbreeding

by WLJ
As cattle producers continually strive to do more with less, industry experts from coast to coast and border to border have been offering similar advice lately.

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Friday, November 20,2009

New import requirements for horses coming into Colorado from Texas

by WLJ
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has announced movement restrictions or additional entry requirements for horses from Texas due to the detection of equine piroplasmosis in south Texas.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Producers urged to vote in county FSA elections

by WLJ
Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that 2009 FSA county committee elections were set to begin with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 7, 2009.

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Friday, November 20,2009

Federal loan programs ill-suited for cellulosic ethanol

by WLJ
Last year, I wrote an article describing the difficulty cellulosic ethanol producers may encounter obtaining capital to finance the commercialization of new technologies.

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