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Friday, April 11,2014

Farmers, ranchers are eligible for assistance

by WLJ
Last week Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued contiguous disaster designations for eight Colorado counties due to recent drought conditions. The designations mean farmers and ranchers are eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency.

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Friday, April 11,2014

Shorten breeding, calving season for saved time, money

by WLJ
Calves born in the first 21 days of the calving season are often the heaviest in their contemporary group at weaning, and that advantage often carries through to harvest, if the producer retains ownership.

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Friday, April 11,2014

Comments sought, changes coming to futures

by WLJ
There are some things changing with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and potential changes coming to its overseer, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). On the one hand, CME is seeking stakeholder input on a proposed change to cattle futures, and on the other the U.

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Friday, April 11,2014

China will lead global demand for beef

by WLJ
In the report, Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research team says that beef market fundamentals remain positive, with prices driven up across the globe in Q1 2014 by firm demand, as well as further tightening supply due to drought-induced herd retention in the U.

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Friday, April 4,2014

Letters to the editor

by WLJ
this year,” cover, Mar. 24] was very informative. Have been involved in the federal agency water right confiscation scheme in NV. All of this information is timely and ac curate.

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Friday, April 4,2014

Did You Know?

Consumer taste sets target for beef

by WLJ
In 2014, the share of cattle grading Choice is averaging nearly 67 percent, compared to the mid- to low-50 percent area just a few years ago. Percent Prime is averaging over 4 percent. Angus-type cattle qualifying for the Certified Angus Beef brand are up from 24-25 percent a year ago to a range of 26-29 percent for early 2014.

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Friday, April 4,2014

The need to measure ranch economic sustainability

by WLJ
It’s common for food service providers and retailers to communicate that they are committed to sourcing food from sustainable beef production systems.

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Friday, April 4,2014

Western Resources Legal Center: investing in ag's legal future

by WLJ
W h i l e most ranchers would probably be quick to tell you they sure aren’t lawyers, they might also admit they find themselves needing an awful lot of help in the courtroom. Grazing, particularly on federal lands, is a prime target of radical enviro-litigators.

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Friday, April 4,2014

Heavy, wet spring storms can take a toll on calf crop

by WLJ
For many producers across the U.S., calving season has arrived and with it comes a series of rewards and challenges. Nothing warms the heart more than a cool, spring morning and the sight of a healthy calf, frolicking in the dew-covered pasture and stopping to regard you with a milk-covered face.

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Friday, April 4,2014

Delayed 2012 droughtloss aid is on the way

by WLJ
University of Missouri Extension plans educational support to producers. “Livestock disaster aid is our first priority,” says Dave Baker, Assistant Dean for Extension, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources..

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