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Friday, June 15,2012

Contracts part of effort to modernize airtanker fleet

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Montana plane that crashed was owned by Neptune Aviation Services of Missoula, MT, and was built in 1962, according to federal aviation records, but had been modified to fight fires and was among only a handful of airtankers available nationwide..

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Monday, June 11,2012

Colorado's flawed water law leaves basements flooded

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Last week, the governor signed a “watered-down” bill, as Fetzler put it, that could someday provide some relief. But that relief is not expected to be even considered until after a study, which is slated to be finished sometime in 2013. The bill provides no provision for getting the wells turned on this season.

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Friday, June 8,2012

Court orders FDA to review antibiotic use

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
A federal judge ruled last Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must reconsider previously denied petitions to ban certain antibiotics used in livestock production. This comes just after FDA issued a notice that it would appeal a March ruling determining the agency had broken the law by failing to act on petitions from 1977.

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Friday, June 8,2012

Over 2,300 biobased products added for preferred federal purchasing

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the proposed addition of 12 biobased product categories to become eligible for federal procurement preference. Once the proposed rule is finalized, more than 2,300 additional biobased products will be offered for preferred purchasing consideration by all federal government agencies and contractors.

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Friday, June 8,2012

Emergency wild horse gather in Jackson Mountains

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on June 8 began an emergency horse gather in the Winnimucca, NV, herd management area (HMA) based on concern for the health of the over 900 wild horses that are living on limited resources because of the drought and overpopulation.

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Friday, June 1,2012

Report release times examined

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“It is important that USDA continue to ensure the integrity of its report release process, particularly as global exchanges move closer to 24-hour trading,” said Glauber. “To this end, USDA is reviewing our procedures and will solicit public input to determine the needs of those who use our data.

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Friday, June 1,2012

Lack of participation threatens trucking program

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
After more than 15 years of backand-forth negotiations, threatened lawsuits, retaliatory tariffs and other barriers, the U.S. and Mexico agreed last October to the program that would allow big trucks to cross the border and operate on each other’s highways.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Record live cattle exports through the Port of Galveston

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Responding to the surge in demand in 2011 from Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan for live cattle exports from the U.S., US- DA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) approved seven temporary export inspection facilities, or EIFs, in 2011 to supplement the work done at the agency’s approved permanent facilities.

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Friday, May 25,2012

Improving the Mississippi River Basin Watersheds

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
“These projects are great examples of USDA working with partners to improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

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Friday, May 18,2012

Bill would allow management of forest fire fuel loads

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Congressman Paul Gosar, R-AZ, was joined by 27 other U.S. House of Representative members in drafting H.R. 5744, or the “Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2012” legislation. If passed, it would expedite the review and approval process for thinning and grazing projects near communities that are at risk from wildfires.

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