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Friday, December 5,2014

NCF accepting applications for beef industry scholarship

by WLJ
The National Cattlemen’s Foundation administers the program. Applicants for the 2015-16 scholarship will be required to write a one-page letter expressing future career goals related to the beef industry. They also must write a 750-word essay describing an issue in.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Letters to the editor

by WLJ
Steve Alder, Executive Director of the ironically named Idaho for Wildlife, does a wonderful job highlighting the attitudes behind the Salmon Idaho Predator Derby (“Predator hunt delayed a week in Idaho,” Nov.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Guest Opinion

Renewable accounts: Rules of the game

by WLJ
We have a federal law, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which mandates minimum biofuel use by type and year through 2022. By November, the EPA is required to finalize mandates for the upcoming year. That includes lowering the mandates in the event of expected economic harm or inadequate supply.

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Friday, November 28,2014

UW seeks better brucellosis control through vaccines

by WLJ
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists at the University of Wyoming are hopeful their brucellosis studies may produce a better vaccine for livestock and are studying whether a change in vaccination procedures could offer better control.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Employee training important to cattle welfare, beef quality

by WLJ
“The animals become comfortable eating and gaining weight or in the parlor letting milk down. Keep in mind that cattle are able to identify individual handlers and remember positive and negative handling experiences that impact milk production and subsequent behavior during handling.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Farm succession planning demands that we step up our communication

by WLJ
At a recent farm succession program held by Michigan State University Extension in Traverse City, participants discussed the importance of good communication during farm succession.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Study shows drought-tolerant corn taps deeper soil profile

by WLJ
The study was funded in part by Texas A&M AgriLife Research Cropping System Program, Pioneer Hybrids International and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Ogallala Program. Other team members were: Thomas Marek, AgriLife Research Irrigation Engineer, Amarillo; Dr.

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Friday, November 28,2014

U.S., Canadian producers talk

by WLJ
Discussion topics focused on the integration of meat and livestock industries, sustainability and innovation, intergenerational succession planning and key trade issues such as U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and regulatory cooperation.

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Friday, November 28,2014

Ag must answer consumers' questions better

by WLJ
The discussion, titled “What Does Agricultural Communication Mean in the 21st Century?” was the second lecture in the 2014-15 season for the Heuermann Lectures.

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Friday, November 28,2014

NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award calls for conservation entries

by WLJ
Celebrating its 25th year, the Environmental Stewardship Award Program has opened its nomination season for 2015 award. Established in 1991 by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the program has recognized the outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of U.

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