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Friday, February 7,2014

Plane crash mars NCBA’s 2014 convention opening

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Glenn Mull, 62, owner of Mull Farms and Feeding in Pawnee Rock, KS; his wife, Elaine, 63; their daughter Amy Harter, 40; and granddaughter Samantha Harter, 16, were killed on Monday when the Gulfstream 690C they were in crashed while preparing to land, said family friend Lori Gibson.

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Friday, February 7,2014

Populations of NM, AZ wolves rising

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Arizona’s endangered Mexican gray wolf population continued a four-year trend of reproduction, growing from 75 to 83 in 2013, state and federal officials announced in January. A subspecies of the gray wolf, the Mexican wolf was added to the federal endangered species list in 1976.

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Friday, February 7,2014

U.S. becomes a "Ground Beef Nation"

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Changing consumer preferences and a production model tailored to the production of top-shelf steaks has put the U.S. cattle industry in a position of losing market share to competitive proteins, according to a new report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) and Advisory group.

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Monday, February 3,2014

Farm bill clears House with bipartisan support

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The bill, a compromise of House and Senate versions, is estimated to cut federal spending by $23 billion over 10 years compared to current law. It would cut crop subsidies by $8 billion, conservation by $7 billion and food stamps by $8 billion. The nearly $1 trillion.

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Friday, January 31,2014

WY State Rep Sue Wallis dies at 56

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
A rancher and daughter of former legislator Dick Wallis, Wallis was found dead Tuesday morning at a hotel in Gillette. The Gillette News- Record reported that Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall confirmed the lawmaker’s death. The cause has not been determined, but the paper quoted Coroner Tom Eekhoff as say ing.

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Friday, January 31,2014

USDA to purchase "tainted" cattle

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
As many as 5,000 cattle in a Wyoming and Montana feedlot will be purchased by the U.S Department of Agriculture (US- DA) and destroyed, according to a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Friday, January 31,2014

Study: Americans cutting red meat

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Furthermore, 25 percent of pork consumers claimed to have eaten less pork in 2013 than they did in 2012, according to the research. In contrast, only 10 percent of beef and other red meat eaters are eating more, and only 13 percent of pork consumers are eating more.

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Friday, January 31,2014

Immigration reform back on the GOP itinerary

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
“In one of the great traditions of our democracy, the President is invited to the House chamber each year to discuss how he and Congress can work together for the American people. After five years, President Obama is clearly out of ideas.

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Friday, January 31,2014

NWSS closes with total attendance of 640,022

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The 108th National Western Stock Show (NWSS) wrapped up the annual Colorado tradition with a grand total attendance of 640,022. That is an increase of 11,656 guests over last year for the 16-day event.

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Monday, January 27,2014

Substitutes in Senate Grazing Improvement Act raises concerns

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
In a move hailed by some ag organizations, the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee passed a measure entitled the Grazing Improvement Act sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) in late November, 2013.

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