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Friday, December 11,2009

Water for Life files lawsuit challenging secret water right negotiations

by WLJ
Water for Life and a halfdozen individual irrigators have filed suit against the Oregon Water Resources Department and director for denying public access to the Tribal water rights negotiations surrounding the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement in violation of Oregon law (ORS 539.

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Friday, December 11,2009

American Akaushi Association selects genomics service provider

by WLJ
The American Akaushi Association of Yoakum, TX, recently selected BeefTek, Inc. of Montana as its sole provider for DNA and genomics technology. Dr. Antonio Calles, the original importer of the Akaushi breed and president of HeartBrand Beef, Inc.

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Friday, December 11,2009

NCBA unveils enhanced educational platform for 2010 industry convention

by WLJ
New, dynamic educational sessions with direct access to the leading authorities on pressing cattle industry issues, as well as discussion with other producers facing similar challenges, are available at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in San Antonio, TX, starting Jan.

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Friday, December 11,2009

Farms, fertilizers and greenhouse gas emissions

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Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are front and center in finding out how farming affects emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O).

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Friday, December 11,2009

Manageable crossbreeding systems help drive profitability

by WLJ
Every crossbreeding system has its advantages and disadvantages, cattle experts agree, so producers must evaluate programs in terms of providing the best possible performance within their own unique situations.

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Friday, December 11,2009

$100,000 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover offered

by WLJ
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is shaking up the horse industry again as it offers a sister event to the highly successful Extreme Mustang Makeover with its $100,000 guaranteed Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover.

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Friday, December 11,2009

KLA completes successful convention

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Ranchers, feeders and dairy producers addressed business concerns through policy approved at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention Dec. 3-4 in Wichita, KS. KLA members voted to endorse resolutions dealing with taxes, livestock marketing, transportation issues and water policy, among other issues.

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Friday, December 11,2009

Ag groups file Supreme Court brief in biotech alfalfa case

by WLJ
Lower courts failed to adequately consider the mountains of evidence that prove biotech alfalfa is safe and, thus, those courts abandoned a well-established legal principle when they banned the planting of the crop. That is just one of the points supporting a request for the U.

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Friday, December 4,2009

Fed trade reported at prices steady to $1 lower

by WLJ
Early fed cattle trade last week was steady to $1 lower than the previous week as the boxed beef cutout and live cattle contract trade faltered at midweek. The northern tier traded cattle on Wednesday in a range of $129-131 dressed, with the bulk of the volume at

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Friday, December 4,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
National Beef, Inc. revealed last Wednesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it estimates a pricing of between $15 and $17 per share for its proposed initial public offering (IPO) to sell 17.25 million Class A common stock to raise up to $300 million.

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