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Friday, March 22,2013

Chilton seeks alternatives to rule

by DTN
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Bart Chilton wants to make sure customers are protected if another futures commission merchant fails, but he also wants to address industry concerns about the expense of a CFTC-proposed rule on customer protections.

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Friday, March 22,2013

Oil, ethanol industries square off to preserve or drop RFS

by DTN
The study found that continued implementation of RFS from now to the year 2022 would include an $800 billion decrease in U.S.

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Friday, March 15,2013

Controlled Substances Act causing trouble for large animal vets

by DTN
It all started in California. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began contacting veterinarians, whose practices were at least in part mobile, to tell them they could not legally transport controlled substances off their clinic/ home premises. To do so, DEA notified these veteri narians,.

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Friday, March 8,2013

CME announces new trading hours

by DTN
The new hours will be Sunday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. On Mondays through Fridays, there will be a break in electronic trading from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Trade will continue from 8:30 to 1:15 p.m. The change affects CBOT grains and KCBT wheat, and pending CFTC approval, the new hours will begin on April 8.

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Friday, March 8,2013

DDG, beet pulp, wheat straw good mix for late gestation beef cows

by DTN
The idea for the experiments came from the shortage of hay in the Nebraska Panhandle after the winter of 2011, which was only exacerbated by last year’s drought. With beef producers searching for alternatives to high-priced alfalfa, the researchers knew that wet byproducts mixed with wheat straw made a good fit.

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Friday, March 1,2013

Forage production will take more attention in 2013

by DTN
Many regions’ pastures and rangelands are seeing dry soils as well as disappointing forecasts with little moisture predicted. These dry field conditions have led to weak plants in pastures, according to Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist..

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Friday, March 1,2013

U.S. Department of Agriculture defends weather models

by DTN
“I know it sounds counterintuitive, but it comes down to weather in June and July,” USDA ag meteorologist Brad Rippey said when attendees questioned USDA’s optimistic yield forecast. “History shows that even in the wake of the drought of 1988, it seems to be late spring and summer weather that determines the outcome for row crops.

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Friday, March 1,2013

A true sequestration nightmare

by DTN
If Congress fails to head off the approaching sequestration cuts and USDA is forced to furlough meat inspectors, John Harrington’s “Plan B” suggestion is to use members of Congress—such as Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner—as substitute meat inspectors.

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Friday, February 22,2013

Meat from cattle up to 30 months old now sold in Japan

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Holding company Seven & I Holdings imported 3 tons of meat from U.S. cattle aged up to 30 months for sale at its Ito-Yokado and York-Benimaru supermarket chains. Three Ito-Yokado stores in Tokyo started sales Feb.

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Friday, February 22,2013

Weed concerns go global

by DTN
Nearly 300 weed scientists from 33 countries are Down Under last week, digging into the science of herbicide resistance. Stephen Powles, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) director, told DTN in an interview that the evolution of herbicide resistance in weeds poses a real threat to global food production and security.

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