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Friday, March 27,2009

Senator opposes subsidy cuts

by WLJ
The Senate Budget Committee chairman said last Tuesday he will not propose cuts in U.S. crop subsidies for fiscal 2010 despite White House proposals to pare down payments to big farmers.

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Friday, March 27,2009

Despite global obstacles, U.S. beef maintains strong January exports

by WLJ
With key global markets experiencing sluggish consumer spending, volatile currencies and persistent economic uncertainty, many analysts have been predicting a downturn for U.S. beef and pork exports. The January export results, however, defied those expectations as beef muscle cut exports jumped 13 percent in volume (43,949 metric tons or 96.

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Friday, March 27,2009

Increasing availability of DDGS

by WLJ
The U.S. is more than able to continue supplying global customers with necessary feed ingredients, according to the U.S Grains Council (USGC), the leading organization for export market development for barley, corn, sorghum and co-products.

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Friday, March 27,2009

In an unusual step, California board warns water-right holders

by WLJ
Farmers and ranchers who hold water right permits and licenses could lose access to the state?s rivers and creeks this year if current drought conditions do not improve, the California State Water Resources Control Board warned.

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Friday, March 27,2009

SALE reports

by WLJ
Feb. 16, Fort Collins, CO 128 Angus bulls ................. $3,050 A warm sunny day was the setting for the Weaver Ranch?s 24th annual production sale. 128 balanced coming 2-year-old bulls averaged $3,050.

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Friday, March 27,2009

SALE reports

by WLJ
70 years in the Angus business with this year?s sale and it was agreed that it was the best offering to date for this firm. A very strong top end of the bulls provided strong value for those on the seats. This was a good strong sale and provides an excellent opportunity for commercial cattlemen that are looking for good functional Angus range bulls.

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Friday, March 27,2009

MIDLAND BULL TEST

by WLJ
As ranchers face everclimbing input costs, there is hope among some that producers will no longer have to sort through countless expected progeny difference (EPD) tables to assess the potential gains in profitability offered by a particular sire.

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Friday, March 27,2009

Public Lands Council submits EQIP comments

by WLJ
The Environmental Defense Fund, National Association of Conservation Districts, Partnership of Rangeland Trusts, the Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund joined the Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen?s Beef Association, and...

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Friday, March 27,2009

SALE calendar

by WLJ
Sale Calendar is a service to our advertisers. There is a minimum advertising requirement to be eligible to be listed in the sale calendar. Contact your fieldman for more information, or to have your date added to the Sale Calendar. We will only run auction sale dates or private treaty start dates.

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Friday, March 27,2009

New Mexico split-state regulations

by WLJ
New Mexico?s plan for halting the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) was recently approved by USDA. The plan allows much of the state to designate a Modified Accredited Advanced (MAA) zone that encompasses the entire area of Curry and Roosevelt counties.

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