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Friday, August 21,2009

CCA works on estate tax legislation

by WLJ
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) has been working diligently with Congressman Salazar and the California Cattlemens Association to get H.R. 3524, an estate tax exemption bill directed toward agriculture, introduced to legislation. The Family Farm Preservation and Conservation Estate Tax Act (H.

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Friday, August 21,2009

Nominations for 20th annual Environmental Stewardship Awards now being accepted

by WLJ
Nominations for the annual Environmental Stewardship Awards are now open for 2010. The award, now in its 20th year, recognizes producers at the regional and national level who demonstrate outstanding stewardship practices and wildlife habitat improvement while maintaining profitable cattle operations.

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Friday, August 21,2009

John Deere posts profit drop

by WLJ
The equipment manufacturing firm Deere Co. posted a 27 percent drop in fiscal third-quarter profit amid continued weak demand and lowered its sales forecast for the full year.

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Friday, August 21,2009

Export slump continues

by WLJ
The lingering global economic slump and low prices for domestic beef and pork products in key export markets contributed to declines in both U.S. beef and pork exports in June, while lamb exports continue to enjoy a strong year, according to statistics compiled by the U.

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Friday, August 14,2009

Idaho reaches agreement with sheep producers

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Following a directive from the Idaho state government, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has announced agreements with 11 sheep producers designed to maintain separation between domestic sheep and wild bighorn populations on public land throughout the state.

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Friday, August 14,2009

California agriculture stifled by the massive budget crunch

by WLJ
It is no secret that the state of California has been in dire straights this year as the recession has worsened. While small, but significant, cuts to the states budget have been felt all year through across-the-board budget cuts and the closing of state offices three days a month, perhaps the most severe blow came July 28 as Gov.

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Friday, August 14,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Mexican officials have suggested that beef from Greeley, CO-based JBS-Swift be banned after the discovery of E. coli O157:H7 in June. The discovery led to the recall of 380,000 pounds of ground beef derived from beef processed at the plant.

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Friday, August 14,2009

ARHA announces world champions

by WLJ
American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) judges R. David Terrell, Gene Ray Stewart, Curt Summers and Dennis Brown had the challenge of sorting out the best of the best ranch horses at the ARHA World Show in Murfreesboro, TN. ARHA members came from 22 states to compete for top honors in this fast-growing western-performance discipline.

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Friday, August 14,2009

TEST reports

Cal Poly Bull Test

by WLJ
The Cal Poly Bull Test in San Luis Obispo, CA, has just completed their 78-day weight period on Aug. 8, 2009. The top three bulls for each division are as follows (Ranch, Location, Test ID, Sire, Test Index and Average Daily Gain): Low Birth Angus: Yolo Land and Cattle, Woodland, CA, Test ID: 55, Sire: S A V Final Answer 0035

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Friday, August 14,2009

How soon will cellulosic ethanol arrive?

by WLJ
The arrival of ethanol produced from cellulosic feedstock sources has almost been a standing joke within the ethanol industry. Each year, it has always been four to five years down the road before commercial production would become viable. That has changed because the four to five years is now.

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