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Friday, April 18,2014

Farmers, deputies use proven tools to prevent crime

by WLJ
Farmers and ranchers lose millions of dollars’ worth of property each year to thieves who steal metal, equipment, crops and livestock.

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Friday, April 11,2014

Disaster assistance programs available

by WLJ
Livestock Indemnity Payments: Pays up to 75 percent of the market value for livestock mortality that exceeds normal rates. That includes paying for attacks by animals or adverse weather conditions, as well. Market value of the animal is based on the market value of that animal the day befo...

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Friday, April 11,2014

Beef herd expansion threatened

by WLJ
It’s April and pastures are, or should be, greening up in the southern half of the country. However, cold weather this spring has delayed pasture development in many areas. Winter conditions still exist in several regions in the northern half of the country where spring green-up is still a month away.

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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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