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Friday, April 3,2009

Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend a winner

by WLJ
The Ranch Hand Rodeo weekend certainly lived up to its reputation as Winnemucca's biggest event. Four very competitive events joined with the already hot Ranch Hand Rodeo from Feb.

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Friday, April 3,2009

Beef Bits

by WLJ
The Japanese government said March 27 it would once again allow beef shipments from a plant owned by JBS/Swift &Co. in Grand Island, NE. The plant has been banned since October 2008 after it shipped nine boxes of variety meats to Japan without the proper documentation to prove that the product originated from cattle 20 months of age or younger.

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Friday, March 27,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Russia imported 39,000 metric tons of beef in January and February, down 40 percent on the year, the Russian National Meat Association said recently. Pork imports during the period fell by 31 percent on the year to 53,000 metric tons, and poultry imports fell by 18 percent to 92,000 metric tons.

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Friday, March 27,2009

Senator opposes subsidy cuts

by WLJ
The Senate Budget Committee chairman said last Tuesday he will not propose cuts in U.S. crop subsidies for fiscal 2010 despite White House proposals to pare down payments to big farmers.

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Friday, March 27,2009

Despite global obstacles, U.S. beef maintains strong January exports

by WLJ
With key global markets experiencing sluggish consumer spending, volatile currencies and persistent economic uncertainty, many analysts have been predicting a downturn for U.S. beef and pork exports. The January export results, however, defied those expectations as beef muscle cut exports jumped 13 percent in volume (43,949 metric tons or 96.

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Friday, March 27,2009

Increasing availability of DDGS

by WLJ
The U.S. is more than able to continue supplying global customers with necessary feed ingredients, according to the U.S Grains Council (USGC), the leading organization for export market development for barley, corn, sorghum and co-products.

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Friday, March 27,2009

In an unusual step, California board warns water-right holders

by WLJ
Farmers and ranchers who hold water right permits and licenses could lose access to the state?s rivers and creeks this year if current drought conditions do not improve, the California State Water Resources Control Board warned.

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Friday, March 27,2009

Public Lands Council submits EQIP comments

by WLJ
The Environmental Defense Fund, National Association of Conservation Districts, Partnership of Rangeland Trusts, the Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund joined the Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen?s Beef Association, and...

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Friday, March 27,2009

New Mexico split-state regulations

by WLJ
New Mexico?s plan for halting the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) was recently approved by USDA. The plan allows much of the state to designate a Modified Accredited Advanced (MAA) zone that encompasses the entire area of Curry and Roosevelt counties.

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Friday, March 20,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Strong U.S. beef and pork exports in January defied predictions that sluggish global economies and volatile currencies would dampen them, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. USDA data showed beef muscle cut exports jumped 13 percent in volume and 15 percent in value compared to January 2008.

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