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Monday, August 11,2014

Russia sets one-year import ban on ag products

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Last week, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev delivered Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he was banning imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Agricultural community is not alone with WOTUS troubles

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
It’s easy to think the world is coming down around your ears when attacks come from all directions, but agriculture is not alone. In this case, the infamous Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will impact more than cows and crops.

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Friday, August 8,2014

NMSU developing food supplement to improve cattle digestive system

by WLJ
Pregnant cows have a harder time during drought because they are eating for two. If they are not able to consume and digest the required nutrients during pregnancy, calf development can be negatively influenced, which in turn has an impact on the dollars in the cattle producer’s bank account.

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Friday, August 8,2014

EPA seeking friendlier relations with ag, beef

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
“I know everybody here really cares about their land, and everybody here is an environmental steward,” Nagle said, speaking to an audience of mostly stoic cattle producers. “Those are some of the same values we have at EPA.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Missourians side with family farmers

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Last Tuesday, August 5, Missouri residents headed to the polls to vote on a “right to farm” amendment that protects farmers’ every day livelihoods. The amendment, which passed by just 2,500 votes, states “the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall forever be guaranteed.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Lawsuit filed against Wyoming horse roundups on public lands

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The wild horse battle is heating up again, as Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sets the stage for a number of summer roundups in Wyoming, to comply with the 1971 enacted Wild Free- Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Wild Horse Act), which establishes equine numbers in designated areas.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Vet's Perspective

Algae Toxicity

by WLJ
Those calm, warm days are awfully pleasant—but danger may be lurking in the tepid waters. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria are a natural organism identified in stagnant waterways. Although many species of pond scum are completely harmless, some forms have the potential to cause severe liver disease and neurologic toxicity.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Attorneys general: interpretive rule called invalid

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The so-called interpretive rule identified 56 conservation practices that are exempt from Clean Water Act regulations, so long as they meet Natural Resources Conservation Service specifications.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Can I gift livestock to a charity?

by DTN
The manner in which you described the action of your friends would not pass muster with the IRS as a charitable gift of unsold property.

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Friday, August 8,2014

Cattle take backseat to salmon in Klamath

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s decision at the end of July to not release extra water into the Trinity River and Klamath River will make conditions in Oregon and northern California more difficult for ranchers, fisheries, tribes and many others as the prolonged drought worsens in those states.

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