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Monday, July 15,2013

Ag organizations challenge USDA country-of-origin labeling rules with lawsuit

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Eight organizations representing the U.S. and Canadian meat and livestock industries last week filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to block implementation of a mandatory country-of-origin labeling (“COOL”) rule finalized by USDA in May 2013.

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Monday, July 15,2013

Livestock industry allowed some leniency on new DOT rules

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Effective July 1, the rule from DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires truck drivers to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight consecutive hours of service. For drivers hauling livestock, the hours of service would include time loading and unloading of animals.

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Friday, July 12,2013

Missouri governor vetoes ag bill

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon axed legislation that would toughen penalties for cattle rustling and provide a fix to the animal abuse and neglect law. S.B.

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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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