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Friday, October 30,2009

Lead role for USDA in climate bill

by DTN
The discussion draft of a climate-change bill agriculture and forestry title being developed by Sen. Debbie Stabenow would order the U.S.

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Friday, October 30,2009

2010 David G. and Lucille S. Rice Legislative Internship

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) is seeking interested applicants for the 2010 David G. and Lucille S. Rice Legislative Internship. Through the Rice Internship, CCA provides the opportunity for an individual to learn a great deal about government structure, as well as agricultural policies in which CCA members have a vested interest.

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Friday, October 30,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Taiwanese officials said last week that the country will lift the current ban on bone-in beef from U.S. sources. The restriction, currently in place in many Asian countries, has significantly limited the amount of product eligible for shipment to the lucrative market.

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Friday, October 30,2009

2010 Kirk Hanna Cattlemens Leadership College planned

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) would like to invite you to participate in the 2010 Kirk Hanna Cattlemens Leadership College (KHCLC). The goal of KHCLC is to provide educational tools and information that can help individuals become active leaders in Colorados cattle industry through their local affiliates and through CCA.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Rising corn costs strain cattle feeders

by DTN
Rising corn prices combined with other economic factors such as a weak dollar and higher crude prices are pressuring cattle feeders and could force more of them out of business in coming months.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Winner of WLAC qualifying contest started early

by WLJ
At the age of 9 or 10, Tye Casey, Plymouth, IN, started auctioneering, selling baby calves at his grandfathers market in Michigan.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Collaboration, efficiency, choice are key to feeding people

by WLJ
Allowing farmers to use proven management practices and technologies that help them produce food most efficientlywhile allowing consumer choiceis the foundation for reducing hunger both locally and globally, according to Jeff Simmons, president of Elanco.

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Friday, October 30,2009

High Plains Ag Conference set for Dec. 2 in Lubbock, TX

by WLJ
Plans are being finalized for the Texas AgriLife Extension Services High Plains Ag Conference set for 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Texas Agri Life Research and Extension Center at Lubbock.

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Friday, October 30,2009

Cattlemens College featured at OCA Convention

by WLJ
Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) members and interested parties are encouraged to register early for the Cattlemens College at the 2009 Annual Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) Convention Dec. 3 at The Riverhouse in Bend, OR.

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Friday, October 30,2009

NCBA praises move to repeal death tax

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) is continuing to urge Congress to pass legislation providing additional relief and permanency in the tax code for Americas farmers, ranchers and other small business owners. As part of these ongoing efforts, NCBA is supporting H.

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