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Friday, October 9,2009

Grant available to help combat noxious weeds in Colorado

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has grant funds available to help fight seven species of noxious weeds on Colorados eastern plains.

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Friday, October 9,2009

2009 Frederick G. Renner Award recipient announced

by WLJ
The Society of Range Management (SRM) is pleased to announce that it has selected the late Dr. Jerry W. Stuth as the 2009 Frederick G. Renner Award recipient.

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Friday, October 9,2009

BLM appoints Pool deputy director for operations

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week that Mike Pool, current acting deputy director for Operations, has accepted the position permanently and will formally report in his new capacity on Jan. 1, 2010.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Texas state veterinarian set to retire from post Dec. 31

by WLJ
Dr. Bob Hillman, Texas state veterinarian and executive director of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), has announced that he will retire Dec. 31, ending his nearly sevenyear tenure with the states livestock and poultry health regulatory agency.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Aerial imagery system helps save water

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are developing a system that saves water by using aerial imagery and ground-based sensors to determine the irrigation needs of small sections of cultivated fields.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Staple food prices trending down from year ago

by WLJ
Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased slightly for the fourth consecutive quarter and are significantly lower than one year ago, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation (AF- BF) Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare a meal was $46.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Symposium covers marbling from all angles

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Growth technologies are among the most effective management tools available to beef producers for adding value to cattle, he said. According to Iowa State University, implanting feedlot cattle can add $71 per head; ionophores, beta-agonists and animal health products can increase that figure another $84.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Cattlemans Day scheduled in four locations

by WLJ
University of Nebraska Extension educators have planned Cattlemans Day and Trade Show events for Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in North Platte, NE, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, Ogallala, NE, at the Grey Goose; Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in McCook, NE, at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds; and Tuesday, Nov.

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Friday, October 9,2009

Summer steak sales = CAB record

by WLJ
A steak sizzling on the grill is to a consumer what a cash register cha-ching is to a grocer. Despite economic conditions, those sweet sensations were in the air this summer as demand for high-quality beef cuts picked up for the worlds largest branded beef program.

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Friday, October 9,2009

North Dakota college students win Stockmens Foundation scholarships

by WLJ
Rue wrote about the importance of advocacy to dispel inaccurate public perception. The general public is easily led to wrong conclusions involving animal agriculture and animal treatment, he wrote. The underlying problem behind this is that a few producers are careless and do not take enough pride in their work to protect the industry.

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