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Monday, October 28,2013

Farm bill discussions to begin this week

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Senate passed its comprehensive farm bill in the early summer, while the House passed its farm policy and food aid proposals in two separate measures. Now the two will see if an agreement can be reached by Jan. 1, the latest deadline before parts of federal agricultural policy could revert back to 1940s-era laws and price.

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Monday, October 28,2013

Canada-EU free trade deal will boost beef industry

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
On Oct. 18, 2013 Canada and the European Union (EU) came to an agreement and signing, at least in principle, on the Canada-EU: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). While negotiations and drafting of the final text will continue over the coming months, the signing indicates that all major issues between the parties have been settled.

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Friday, October 25,2013

Tyson cutting back on Canada raised cattle

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
According to the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC), there is no confirming news release or “letter” by Tyson, however they have had direct personal confirmation from Tyson leadership.

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Friday, October 25,2013

Funding offered to develop advanced biofuels projects

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“This financing will expand the number of commercial biorefineries in operation in the U.S. that are producing advanced biofuels from non-food sources,” Vilsack said.

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Friday, October 25,2013

Thousands raised for Atlas relief; more needed

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Tyson joined AgChat, a foundation to assist farmers and ranchers through social media platforms, and pledged to donate $10 per #RancherRelief tweet via Twitter, up to $50,000, to the effort. The two organizations held an online event earlier this week, resulting in more than 5,000 tweets in only a few hours.

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Monday, October 21,2013

USDA back to work, but crop reports canceled in aftermath of shutdown

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“We should pass a farm bill, one that American farmers and ranchers can depend on; one that protects vulnerable children and adults in times of need; one that gives rural communities opportunities to grow and the long-term certainty that they deserve,” he continued.

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Monday, October 21,2013

EPA leak on RFS mandate pressures corn market

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
On Oct. 11, Reuters and other news outlets shared information on EPA documents that showed the agency proposing an unexpected drop in the amount of cornbased ethanol that would be required for blending next year, a historic retreat from the 2007 biofuel law and a major victory for the oil industry.

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Friday, October 18,2013

Policies worry farmers more than climate change

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“EPA collects various types of greenhouse gas emissions data. This data helps policy makers, businesses and the agency track greenhouse gas emissions trends and identify opportunities for reducing emissions and increasing efficiency,” the EPA website reads.

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Friday, October 18,2013

Finding a new path for California water woes

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“California needs more high quality water, and recycling is key to getting there,” Brown, a Democrat, said in his signing message. To speed the effort, Brown also hopes to consolidate the responsibility for all water quality programs under a single agency, the state Water Resources Board.

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Monday, October 14,2013

Government shutdown leaves producers dangling in wake of blizzard

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In parts of South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska, the lingering of warm summer weather came to an abrupt end Oct. 3, as cattle on leases began to head home two to three weeks early, ready or not, in the wake of what has been described as a “perfect storm.

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