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Friday, May 1,2009

Eighth annual Ride the West Horse Ranch Expo

by WLJ
Beautiful horses, good looking cowboys, and wonderful events, including: FAB Working Rodeo Quarter Horse Production Sale, XTreme Trail, VRHC, Jumping, Dressage, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides and Dutch Oven Cooking with the Back Country Horsemen ...

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Friday, May 1,2009

Fort Worth Stock Show reports year-end results

by WLJ
The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Shows membership gathered last week for their annual meeting to receive reports of the 2009 show and address various business matters. Among these activities were the election of five new board members and the elevation of a long-time director to the position of honorary vice president.

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Friday, May 1,2009

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
New Hollands experimental hydrogen-powered NH2T tractor is a key element in a project that hopes to free farmers from the cost of purchased fossil fuel and allow them to achieve fuel autonomy.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Angus vice president of industry relations retiring

by WLJ
Angus veteran Jim Shirley announced his retirement from the American Angus Association, effective July 31. Hes been a great asset to this organization for 24 years, said American Angus Association CEO Bryce Schumann. We want to recognize and applaud that service.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Haying CRP ground a good option after contract expiration

by WLJ
Producers and landowners who have Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts expiring have several options if they will not be extending or renewing the contract. One of the options is to use established cover for hay, said Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension range and pasture management specialist.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Springtime turns Colorado Department of Agriculture bugs into a hot commodity

by WLJ
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) took an innovative approach to pest control over 60 years ago and established the Palisade Insectary dedicated to the biological control of noxious weeds and pest insects. This is the time of year when there is a high demand for three little bugs.

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Friday, May 1,2009

NRCS accepting applications for Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

by WLJ
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), a voluntary conservation program that helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture.

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Friday, May 1,2009

Nebraska cattleman honored for production, university support

by WLJ
Homer Buell, a rancher from Rose and past president of Nebraska Cattlemen (NC), has been inducted into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Block and Bridle Hall of Fame.

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Friday, April 24,2009

Feeder cattle prices move sharply higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade developed last Thursday with live trade at $88 in Texas and dressed trade at $143-144 in Nebraska, $1 higher than the prior weeks action.

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Friday, April 24,2009

Idaho beef checkoff increases to $1.50 per head

by WLJ
On Wednesday, April 1, 2009, Gov. C.L. Butch Otter signed the bill to increase the beef checkoff by fifty cents in the state of Idaho. Producers across Idaho, who are presently paying a checkoff assessment of $1 per head each time a bovine animal is sold, will begin being assessed $1.

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