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Friday, March 6,2009

AFBF: Bold action on tariffs would help stop global slide

by WLJ
Global economic downturns and protectionist trade policies do not mix. That is a lesson made clear by the mistakes of depression-era trade policies of the early 20th century. To halt a global march toward similar flawed policies during the 21st century, the U.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Texas trichomoniasis program adopted

by WLJ
Beginning April 1, 2009, breeding bulls entering Texas from any other state must be either 24 months of age or younger and certified as a virgin, or be tested negative for cattle trichomoniasis within 30 days prior to entry.

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Friday, March 6,2009

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 6,2009

Challenges of neonatal calf scours and fluid therapy

by WLJ
The newborn calf has many challenges to face as it begins to live on its own. The first of these challenges is a change in environment. If a calf can get beyond the challenge of finding its feet and finding mom?s teat, there is a good chance it will be able to handle life.

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Friday, February 27,2009

Fed cattle prices improve

by WLJ
The cash fed cattle market improved some last week as futures markets posted increases in early week trade and cutout values finally found a level of support. Those two factors helped improve sentiment, and trade looked to be steady to $1 higher when it developed.

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Friday, February 27,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Tyson Foods Inc., the worlds largest meat producer, said recently it will issue $500 million in notes and it plans to arrange a new $1 billion line of credit. The company announced that the $500 million in unsecured senior notes would be due 2014.

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Friday, February 27,2009

New group to protect access to public lands

by WLJ
The Western Legacy Alliance (WLA), a newly formed coalition, announced its kickoff to bring together likeminded organizations from various backgrounds to advocate for responsible and sustainable access to public lands.

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Friday, February 27,2009

Merrigan tapped to fill deputy spot at USDA

by WLJ
President Barack Obama chose Kathleen Merrigan, an assistant professor at Tufts University who helped develop U.S. organic food labeling rules, to be deputy secretary of agriculture, the White House said last Monday. The deputy agriculture secretary usually oversees day-to-day operations of USDA.

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Friday, February 27,2009

Researchers explore the future of agriculture

by WLJ
A study by Colorado State University (CSU) researchers on the future of agriculture in the state is seeking input on variables such as economic conditions, commodity prices, water, environmental factors and land use.

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Friday, February 27,2009

MSGA anniversary parade

by WLJ
Planning is underway for another impressive Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) celebratory parade, Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. in Miles City. Everyone is invited to take part in this grand exhibition of history and celebrate MSGAs 125 years of serving the livestock industry.

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