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Friday, July 31,2009

Ramirez wins Calgary Stampedes International Livestock Auctioneer Championship

by WLJ
Paul Ramirez of Tucson, AZ, displayed the fastest, most persuasive chant in the West, winning the 21st International Livestock Auctioneer Championship at the Calgary Stampedes Livestock Show and Rodeo. It was Ramirezs fifth time competing for a shot at the title.

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Friday, July 24,2009

House passes wild horse bill despite opposition

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The House of Representatives, on a 239-185 vote, recently passed a bill changing how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is allowed to manage the nations wild horse population.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Producers testify against federal expansion of water regulations

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The Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA), Senate Bill 787 (S. 787), was strongly opposed by a wide range of organizations last Wednesday at a hearing before the House Committee on Small Business.

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Friday, July 24,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
USDA announced it is accepting applications for up to $50 million in projects to promote the continued production and use of biofuels.

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Friday, July 24,2009

NCBA completes successful summer convention

by WLJ
Members of the National C a t t l emens Beef Association (NCBA) approved a number of policy resolutions and directives to further critical industry priorities. The resolutions were passed by vote during the membership meeting at the culmination of the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Fort Dodge scholarships awarded

by WLJ
The National Cattlemens Foundation (NCF) and Fort Dodge Animal Health recognize the importance of and demand for bovine veterinarians and production agriculture professionals.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Federation of State Beef Councils stands behind checkoff

by WLJ
"We believe in the success of a strong state and national partnership resulting in increased consumer demand for beef and higher consumer confidence. We believe in producer control of checkoff funds through the Qualified State Beef Councils, which are the foundation of the beef checkoff.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Seven U.S. cattle operations recognized for outstanding conservation efforts

by WLJ
Seven beef farms and ranches, representing a wide range of sizes and types of businesses, were selected as regional winners of the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award. For almost two decades, the beef industry has recognized outstanding commitment and leadership in conservation.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Forage after wheat can be a bonus, says UNL specialist

by WLJ
With winter wheat harvest still in progress and rains continuing, producers may benefit from a forage crop to follow the wheat, said a University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) specialist.

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Friday, July 24,2009

Montana leads the pack in wolf depredation compensation plans

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
After the removal of the gray wolf from the federal Endangered Species List last spring, wolf management has shifted from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to the various states where wolves have been delisted.

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