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Friday, September 18,2009

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A new friend

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The new chair of the Senate Ag Committee, Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, looks like she might be a pretty reasonable person for agriculture. It will be interesting to see if she follows along with the plans of the former Senate Ag chairman, Tom Harkin, D-IA, and his sometimes wild ag agenda.

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Friday, September 18,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Consider these facts: Between 2000 and 2009, Western Watersheds Project (WWP) filed at least 91 lawsuits in the federal district courts and at least 31 appeals in the federal appellate courts; Between 2000 and 2009, Forest Guardians (now known as...

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Friday, September 11,2009

COMMENTS

There ought to be a law

by Pete Crow - Publisher
I’m sure at some point in time you’ve said the phrase “there ought to be a law.” Could be about anything, but sometimes you get so angry with something that you just blurt it out. I’m sure that after TIME published their diatribe against agriculture a few weeks ago, many in agriculture thought there ought to be a law about disguising opinions or fiction as news

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Friday, September 11,2009

Give calves a clue

by Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef
Imagine youre suddenly snatched up from your daily routine and dropped off on a New York City (NYC) street. Youre alone, with no cell phone, no wallet, and no map.

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Friday, September 11,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
We expect our perception of the world to follow us, so that becomes the heart of our current dilemma. Recent news articles have been very pointed at a food industry that has tried and continues to try to meet the demands of a mobile, demanding client..

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Friday, September 11,2009

LETTERS

by WLJ
Several years ago, maybe 10, we were at Iowa State where they were showcasing irradiation and it looked like a slamdunk for food safety. May be you could have Steve address that issue..

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Friday, September 4,2009

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The first time I spoke with Wesley Batista at JBS headquarters in Greeley, CO, he told me that they were contrarians and opportunistic. When everyone wants out of a business, they want in. His family showed those cards again last week, making a bid to buy Pilgrim’s Pride poultry

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Friday, September 4,2009

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
A land mapping of ecosites in pastures is helping producers determine stocking rates. This mapping process identifies potential forage production for all the individual ecosites to determine the number of acres needed to provide the nutritional requirement for a cow for a month.

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Friday, September 4,2009

WESTERN wanderings

by Jerry York - WLJ Field Representative
Wander, wander: The Positermilogicalextitudinarian is gone. Dean H. Parker passed away recently and his passing brought back a flood of memories for me. Dean was one of the all-time great horse auctioneers. Early in my career, Dean took a liking to me and hauled me to many of the top horse sales in the country.

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Friday, August 28,2009

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
The beef industry is very important to not only the Colorados economy; but throughout the nation. Beef producers across the state are continually faced with increased operating costs and the threat of losing tax exemptions. When the costs of operation goes up, ranchers need to sell their beef at higher prices in order to at least break even.

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