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Friday, January 16,2009

Publication reviews taxes affecting agricultural producers

by WLJ
With tax season just around the corner, a New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service publication has been revised to remind agriculture producers to be aware of various taxes that affect their operation.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to host trustees gathering and benefit in Helena

by WLJ
The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Center (MCHFWHC) will hold its third annual Trustees Gathering and Benefit in Helena on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Great Northern Best Western Hotel in Helena, MT. The trustees will meet at 1 p.m.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Beef grading explained

by WLJ
When USDA graders stamp carcasses, they estimate the eating experience for consumers and provide report cards for producers. They also measure cutability, or red meat yield. Most carcasses are graded, but very few qualify for the top of the USDA pyramid.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Portable test will identify tuberculosis and FMD

by WLJ
A portable test being developed by biodetection expert Stratophase could soon enable farmers and vets to accurately detect highly contagious diseases such as bovine tuberculosis (TB) and foot and mouth (FMD) in the field, reducing false alarms and containment time and enabling remedial action to be taken more quickly.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Geneticist to speak at Central Grasslands Center

by WLJ
Michael MacNeil, U.S. Department of Agriculture animal genetics researcher, will be a featured speaker during the Jan. 28 Grass-N- Beef Research Review at North Dakota State University?s (NDSU) Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter, ND.

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Friday, January 16,2009

AngusSource 08 contest winners

by WLJ
The top groups in the 2008 AngusSource Carcass Challenge (ASCC) ?blew the doors off? average quality grades, says program director Sara Snider. Three feedlots won more than $1,000 in cash and prizes for first through fifth place finishes during the inaugural year of the contest.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Can livestock consume enough DDGS to help ethanol makers?

by WLJ
Cornbelt agriculture has benefited from the ethanol market that will consume an estimated 3.7 billion bushels of corn this marketing year and has created a premium pricing environment for the corn grower. 2009 will produce an estimated 11 billion gallons of ethanol en route to the 2015 mandate of 15 billion gallons.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Arizona National Livestock Show scholarship opportunity

by WLJ
The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students that year. Over 18 years later, ANLS has now awarded 537 students a total of $537,909.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Farm Bureau backs increase in ethanol blend and other measures

by WLJ
Delegates for the American Farm Bureau Federation voted without debate to encourage an increase in the existing 10 percent ethanol blend allowed for most vehicles.

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Friday, January 16,2009

Grazing school for novice ranchers accepting students

by WLJ
The grazing school is now accepting enrollment for two sessions, March 24-26 and March 31-April 2. ?Nitrogen costs may be back to 2005 levels, but practically everything else remains high, and this makes ranching, which is always a challenging business, even more challenging,? Rouquette said.

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