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Friday, February 17,2012

Tests confirm concerns about GPS interference

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Potential interference with GPS signals was too much to overcome to make the proposed LightSquared wireless network feasible in rural areas as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced last Tuesday it would not allow the project to move forward.

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Friday, February 17,2012

Butler frustrated over way politics derailed competition rule

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Yet, Butler also described his frustration with the way a proposed livestock marketing rule, or “GIPSA rule” was beaten into submission by what Butler called cowardly moves in Congress, and “vicious lies” attacking him personally in the battle over a farm-bill rule on livestock.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Excitement for herd expansion tempered by replacement cattle and land costs

by DTN
“There’s excitement in the air,” he said. “The price of bred females is going up. The market is really good on calf prices and yearling prices, and fed cattle prices, too.

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Friday, February 10,2012

Auctions raise rents on land values

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Nearly 300 people crammed into a motel meeting room to attend the first cash rent public auction in the Mason City, IA, area Saturday, Feb. 4. About 25 active bidders raised hands or nodded heads as two-year leases for more than 2,250 tillable corn/soybean acres in 14 tracts went up for grabs.

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Friday, February 3,2012

Ag keeps eye on environmental lawsuits

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A Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) lawsuit filed last January could lead to restrictions or the outright banning of many pesticides and other chemicals to protect endangered species. Ongoing settlement negotiations between CBD and agriculture groups could wrap up this spring, assuming a settlement can be reached.

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Friday, February 3,2012

Real estate prices on hold

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Corporate profits are up 15 percent over last year. “If I didn’t know better, I’d say we were in the middle of a big economic expansion,” said Dotzour. “But investors are not willing to pay for those profits and companies are not willing to hire because no one thinks Con-.

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Friday, January 27,2012

House ag chairman says ag groups need to come together

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“This is something I have been harping on privately to various groups and publicly,” Lucas said in a phone interview last Wednesday with DTN. “If we don’t come to some sort of a practical consensus, if we can’t march together, if we are fractured up, then we’re lost.

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Friday, January 27,2012

Butler, GIPSA head, resigns

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“I want to thank J. Dudley Butler for his outstanding service as administrator of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement distributed by his office.

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Friday, January 13,2012

Farm Bureau rewrites policy during Hawaii meetings

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Farm Bureau delegates reversed their position last Tuesday from last year’s farm-policy recommendations that had effectively defended keeping much of the commodity title from the 2008 farm bill intact. Instead, Farm Bureau stripped its policies supporting direct payments, counter-cyclical payments, and the Average Crop Revenue Election program.

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Friday, January 6,2012

Drought gripped Southern Plains in 2011

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For much of West Texas, drought conditions are nothing new, but it was hard to find anyone in 2011 who recalled a worse drought. Amarillo, TX, generally averages 20 inches of precipitation annually. Through mid-August, the city registered 2.5 inches. By late December, that had bumped up to 6 inches, reflecting a minor fall reprieve.

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