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Friday, March 6,2009

Counties learn benefits of agricultural emergency planning

by WLJ
Union County Extension agent David Graham has first-hand experience how an agricultural emergency plan prepares a community. His county had just finished the agriculture amendment to its emergency operations plan when the January 2007 blizzard buried some areas of northeastern New Mexico in more than 30 inches of snow and 10- to 15-foot drifts.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Picattos recognized as Red Angus Personality of the Year

by WLJ
John and Jane Picatto of Spring Valley, IL, were recognized as the 2008 Red Angus Personality of the Year at the 2008 National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY. Director Esther Fischer of Harlowton, MT, presented the award.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Rep. Tim Holden earns Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

by WLJ
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has honored Rep. Tim Holden, D-PA, with its Golden Plow Award, the highest honor the organization bestows on members of Congress. Holden was presented the award last Wednesday for his support of America?s farmers and ranchers by AFBF President Bob Stallman and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Oregon community raises money to support ranchers

by WLJ
What recession? Some 500 supporters of Oregon cattle ranchers showed up recently at a benefit auction and raised more than $70,000 to help local ranchers pay legal costs to defend cattle grazing on public lands.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Nutrition Roundtable to be held in Scottsbluff

by WLJ
For several years, nutritionists from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska have met twice each year to receive updates and have discussions on pertinent beef nutrition topics. This event has become known as the Colorado Nutrtion Roundtable?or simply the Nutrition Roundtable.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Gelbvieh Board approves policy to eliminate AM gene

by WLJ
The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors recently approved an aggressive plan and policy to eliminate the Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) gene from the Gelbvieh herdbook. AM is a genetic defect found in certain lines of Angus cattle.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Farm Bureau responds to action on water shortage

by WLJ
Responding to Gov. Schwarzenegge r?s announcement to take actions to mitigate community and farm impacts due to water shortages, the president of the state?s largest farm organization, Doug Mosebar of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said recently that the action will help.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship awarded

by WLJ
The 14th Annual Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship was selected at the Annual Cowman?s Classic All Breed Bull Sale on Feb. 21 at Spokane, WA. This year?s recipients were Mariah Mielke of Davenport, WA ? 1st Runner Up ($250), and Julie Jeske of Royal City, WA ? First Place ($500).

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Friday, March 6,2009

Cattle inventory lowest since 1959

by WLJ
A recent USDA report revealed the smallest cattle inventory in the last 50 years, said Darrell Mark, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension livestock marketing specialist.

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Friday, March 6,2009

Colorado?s beef exports make history

by WLJ
The beef industry is the largest segment of Colorado?s agricultural industry, accounting for more than half the state?s total cash receipts from livestock and crop production.

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