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Friday, September 14,2012

MU receives $3 million to study breeding improvements

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Now, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the $3 million grant to researchers at MU to determine if specific genes play a role in the breeding problems and other issues in the cattle industry.

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Friday, September 7,2012

FY2013 to see record exports

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
USDA has forecast agriculture exports to reach a record $143.5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, with strong demand from Canada, Europe and Japan, according to The Outlook for US Agricultural Trade released Aug. 31 by the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and Foreign Agricultural Service.

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Friday, September 7,2012

New route submitted for Keystone XL pipeline

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
TransCanada Corporation, the company behind the pipeline, assured supporters that they would not give up, and last week, they came through with an alternative plan.

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Friday, September 7,2012

Lawsuit filed challenging WTO's COOL ruling

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
A press conference organized by three groups, held outside of the Denver Courthouse, to announce a lawsuit against the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) recent Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) ruling, was a dire disappointment to the groups’ organizers.

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Friday, August 31,2012

Animal rights group sues state fair over booth

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been busy making headlines and wreaking havoc on state fairs the last couple of months. The group has successfully made its way into the Colorado, Kansas and Iowa state fairs, with what has been described as a graphic documentary titled “Glass Walls.

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Friday, August 24,2012

Shrinking corn yields puts ethanol in the hot seat again

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
While the ethanol debate rages on, producers were given some hope last week when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a 30-day public comment period on a waiver request from two governors that voiced concern over the worst drought in 50 years and the continuing climb of the price of corn.

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Friday, August 24,2012

California water tunnel plan sparks new water wars

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Brown’s plan, a $14 billion dollar project, would be willingly paid for by farmers and other water users supporting the project, with state taxpayers funding most of the estimated $3 billion for habitat restoration. The two underground tunnels would carry water 37 miles to the federal and state pumps at Tracy.

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Friday, August 24,2012

Hereford enhanced EPDs

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The American Hereford Association (AHA) is the first beef breed to develop and market its own genomic predictions. The AHA approach is the first of its kind to work with the scientific community and the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC) to build its own training and validation population.

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Friday, August 24,2012

Montana reserve doubles land holdings

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Last week, the American Prairie Reserve (APR) announced the purchase of a 150,000-acre Montana ranch, which doubled the conservation group’s current land holdings, and put the group one step closer to their quest to build a privately-funded, national park-like wildlife preserve.

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Friday, August 17,2012

Animal rights group joins with fringe farm group

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) shared its recent partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) during a press release announcing a lawsuit aimed at the Beef Checkoff Program. While the lawsuit in itself is interesting, the partnership has far out-shadowed the details of the suit.

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