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Friday, December 4,2009

ARS explores ways to keep carbon in the soil

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are testing out alternative ways of tilling the soil and rotating crops to see if they can help wheat farmers in Oregon sequester more carbon in the soil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Friday, December 4,2009

Making forecasts more useful to producers

by WLJ
Climate forecasts are becoming more useful to farmers and ranchers thanks to research by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their cooperators.

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Friday, December 4,2009

Hermes elected new PAACO chairman

by WLJ
David R. Hermes, DVM, of Washington, IN, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) at the groups annual meeting in Kansas City last month. Regional veterinarian for broiler chickens and turkeys for Perdue Farms, Inc.

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Friday, December 4,2009

Idaho extends wolf hunt

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has extended the states first wolf hunt for three more months into 2010unlike Montana, which ended its inaugural wolf hunt on Nov. 16 as scheduled.

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Friday, December 4,2009

New veterinary treatment offers promise for wound care, infections

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Ranchers are always looking to add another weapon to their arsenal of treatments for infection in horses and cattle. Wounds, pink eye, abscesses, skin infections, and many other conditions can compromise performance and be costly to treat.

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Friday, December 4,2009

Climate changes first responders

by WLJ
Lewis Ziska, Richard Sicher and Jim Bunce all work at the ARS Crops Systems and Global Change Laboratory in Beltsville, MD.

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Friday, December 4,2009

ICA tackles environmental lawsuits

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Whether environmental groups are exploiting the Equal Access to Justice Act to get federal subsidies of their lawsuits against ranchers grazing livestock on public lands was addressed at the Idaho Cattle Associations (ICA) recent annual convention and trade show in Sun Valley, ID.

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Friday, December 4,2009

Nevada horse gather on hold

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
A major wild horse gather in the Calico Mountain and Black Rock Desert area in northern Nevada, originally scheduled for Dec. 1, has been postposed until the 28th following the joint filing of a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by In Defense of Animals (IDA) and ecologist Craig Downer.

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Friday, December 4,2009

Tyson profit exceeds expectations

by WLJ
Tyson Foods Inc. posted higher-than-expected quarterly results last Monday on strength in its beef, pork and prepared foods businesses which it expects to continue in its new fiscal year.

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Monday, November 30,2009

New packing facility scheduled to open in Arizona

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Tri-Western Meat Packing, Inc. is scheduled to open a new slaughter and packing facility in Willcox, AZ, approximately 80 miles east of Tucson, AZ. Operation of the facility, which will be housed in a former apple warehouse, is anticipated to begin in three to four months, according to local media. Although the plant will be able to handle

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