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Friday, November 28,2014

Walk your wheat fields

by DTN
But before you pack it all in, consider scouting your wheat fields one last time this fall. A thorough walkthrough of young winter wheat stands can help you troubleshoot your planting system, plan for the spring, and maybe even earn that second helping of Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Friday, November 28,2014

UW seeks better brucellosis control through vaccines

by WLJ
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists at the University of Wyoming are hopeful their brucellosis studies may produce a better vaccine for livestock and are studying whether a change in vaccination procedures could offer better control.

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Friday, November 28,2014

No agreement on tax extenders; delay will affect tax filers

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Sen. Charles Grassley (R- IA) says it’s bad for the economy if more than 50 tax breaks for businesses are not reauthorized by the end of the year, but the White House might actively oppose a bill unless certain provisions are added for middle-class families.

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Friday, November 28,2014

EPA's micromanagement plan beating up businesses

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
While ag groups are typically focused on the big picture when it comes to EPA’s plans for more water control, changing emission standards, or handling climate change, there is another side to the overreach that doesn’t typically get as much coverage— the actual bottom line of EPA’s damage—the never ending fines.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Brazil's infrastructure is the transport handicap

by DTN
Take the Brazilian boom town of Sorriso, Mato Grosso, which stood on the northernmost edge of the state’s soybean frontier 15 years ago. It is as remote from the Atlantic port terminals as North Dakota is from Pacific Northwest ports, but back then, visiting U.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Ozone proposal could set impossible standards: Rep. Whitfield

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy cited ozone’s damaging effects on children and the elderly, with plans to move forward on tightening limits on the pollutant for the first time since 2008.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Employee training important to cattle welfare, beef quality

by WLJ
“The animals become comfortable eating and gaining weight or in the parlor letting milk down. Keep in mind that cattle are able to identify individual handlers and remember positive and negative handling experiences that impact milk production and subsequent behavior during handling.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Farm succession planning demands that we step up our communication

by WLJ
At a recent farm succession program held by Michigan State University Extension in Traverse City, participants discussed the importance of good communication during farm succession.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Study shows drought-tolerant corn taps deeper soil profile

by WLJ
The study was funded in part by Texas A&M AgriLife Research Cropping System Program, Pioneer Hybrids International and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Ogallala Program. Other team members were: Thomas Marek, AgriLife Research Irrigation Engineer, Amarillo; Dr.

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Friday, November 28,2014

U.S., Canadian producers talk

by WLJ
Discussion topics focused on the integration of meat and livestock industries, sustainability and innovation, intergenerational succession planning and key trade issues such as U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and regulatory cooperation.

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