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Monday, July 8,2013

Horse processing plants get the green light from USDA

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
A long battle in the equine industry appeared to have come to a close with some celebrations surrounding the announcement that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) gave the first green light to equine processing to Valley Meats of Roswell, NM.

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Friday, July 5,2013

Feds propose ESA listing for NM mouse

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
FWS is proposing to designate approximately 14,561 acres of critical habitat along streams within Bernalillo, Colfax, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, and Socorro counties, in New Mexico; Las Animas, Archuleta, and La Plata counties in Colorado and Greenlee and Apache counties in Arizona.

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Friday, July 5,2013

Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform legislation

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“We wouldn’t even be where we are right now had it not been that 70 percent of Hispanics voted for President Obama, voted Democratic in the last election,” Pelosi said. “That caused an epiphany in the Senate, that’s for sure. So, all of a sudden now, we have already passed comprehen sive.

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Friday, July 5,2013

USDA corn acreage report well above trade estimates

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA’s increase in corn acreage estimates in the much anticipated June Acreage reports surprised some analysts. According to the report, corn planted area for 2013 is estimated at 97.4 million acres, up slightly from last year, despite late planting from spring rains.

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Friday, July 5,2013

U.S. Campdrafting coming to an arena near you

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
While somewhat related to cutting, team penning and ranch sorting, Campdrafting involves a mounted rider riding into a “camp” (corral or yard) which has six to eight head of cattle in it.

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Friday, June 28,2013

Producers push for repeal of Renewable Fuel Standard

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-KY, continued its review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) with a hearing that included testimony from the government agencies that play a role in implementing the statute: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and USDA.

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Friday, June 28,2013

Farm bill extension round two in the making

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Chris Hurt, Otto Doering and Roman Keeney, who closely follow developments of farm legislation, question whether Republican leadership in the House will allow debate on the contents of the farm bill again anytime soon. With the one-year extension set to expire at the end of the fiscal year Sept.

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Monday, June 24,2013

U.S. and Europe begin talks on transatlantic trade deal

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
President Obama last week, together with European Commission President Barroso and European Council President Van Rompuy, announced that the U.S. and the European Union (EU) will be launching negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) agreement.

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Monday, June 24,2013

Senate immigration reform debates heating up

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Dozens of farm workers and immigration reform advocates demonstrated in front of U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office on June 18 in hopes of persuading McCarthy to oppose the Agricultural Guestworker Act (H.R. 1773), which was filed by Rep. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, in April.

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Friday, June 21,2013

Slaughter pushes antibiotic agenda

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
House Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise M. Slaughter, D-NY, sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to pay special attention to the issues of antibiotic resistance at last week’s Group of Eight (G8) summit in Northern Ireland, and to consider limiting the use of antibiotics on healthy food animals.

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