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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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Friday, October 11,2013

South Korea suspends U.S. beef imports from Greeley plant

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The substance, which is banned in South Korea, was found in a 22-metric ton shipment from the Greeley, CO-based company on Sept. 24, South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said. South Korea has asked the U.S. to investigate the cause of the contamination.

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Friday, October 11,2013

Government shutdown leaves agriculture short-handed

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In a press release, AVMA is asking Congress to reopen the U.S. government so that our nation’s federal employees, who promote the health and welfare of animals, guard the country against disease outbreaks and ensure food safety, can get back to work..

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Monday, October 7,2013

USFS claims water rights should be tied to the land

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The representatives say the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is pushing the federal government’s latest attempt to disregard state law and take private water rights, despite objections from elected officials, business owners, private-property advocates and a U.

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Friday, October 4,2013

Monsanto to acquire The Climate Corporation to improve yields

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Monsanto purchased the Climate Corporation for a cash price of approximately $930 million. The acquisition will combine The Climate Corporation’s expertise in agriculture analytics and risk-management with Monsanto’s R&D capabilities, according to...

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Monday, September 30,2013

Silver lining behind historic flooding

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
and Arkansas Rivers all originate in Colorado, making the state a top water exporter. The Arkansas is 1,469 miles long and the Colorado is 1,450 miles long. The Colorado and its tributaries are a major water source for New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada and California.

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Friday, September 27,2013

EPA overreach

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The recent weather roller coaster has me wondering when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is going to step in. With all of the Colorado flooding wreaking havoc on feedlots and oil fields, I’m sure there are countless fines to be handed out and new regulations to be made.

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Friday, September 27,2013

Iowa governor's brother fined over EPA violation

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Branstad Farms, a cattle feedlot in Hancock County, IA, has agreed to pay a $5,100 civil penalty and perform a $26,000 Supplemental Environmental Project to settle alleged violations of the facility’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, according to an U.

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