Close
Home » Articles »   By Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
 
 
Friday, March 16,2012

Comprehensive BSE rule written

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
If the proposed rule is finalized, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) import regulations for BSE would become more science based. As a result, commodities that are now restricted but pose no risk for BSE could be imported, according to APHIS.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 9,2012

USDA opens temporary inspection facilities

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
USDA approved the temporary inspection facilities in response to increased demand from Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan for live cattle in 2011. USDA said the facilities reduce the distance animals must travel before export and help exporters meet strict shipping deadlines.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 9,2012

Legislation to end “man-made drought” in CA

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act (H.R. 1837) in a bipartisan vote of 246 to 175.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 9,2012

Egypt turns away ship of stranded cattle

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
It’s understood that ventilation problems on the recently converted livestock vessel, the MV Gracia Del Mar, caused the deaths of more than half of the animals on board since the ship left South America for Egypt a few weeks ago. The ship has been anchored in the Red Sea for over a week.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 9,2012

Synchronizing aids reproductive management

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
It’s that time of year, after spending the winter finding quality bulls, when producers are planning their summer breeding season schedules. The question of using estrus synchronization and artificial insemination (AI) still plays in the back of many producers’ minds.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 2,2012

House sides with land owners on eminent domain

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2012, sided with private property owners by passing the Private Property Right Protection Act of 2012 (H.R. 1443). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-WI, essentially prevents states from using eminent domain over property to be used for economic development.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 2,2012

TransCanada set to re-apply for Keystone permit

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
TransCanada Corporation announced last week that they had sent a letter to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) informing the department the company plans to file a Presidential Permit application (cross border permit) in the near future for the Keystone XL Project from the U.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 2,2012

Cattle on feed gains another 2 percent

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
U.S. cattle numbers have declined 14 of the last 16 years, with the addition of 2011. The severe drought has increased the reduction of cattle numbers, sending feeder cattle to market at lower and lower weights, resulting in less beef per animal, including less Choice grades.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 2,2012

Iowa ag production fraud bill

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The bill now goes to Gov. Terry Branstad for a signature to make it law. The Senate changed the legislation last year before approving it last Tuesday on a 40- 10 vote. The House adopted the Senate’s changes without debate and approved it on a 69-28 vote.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, March 2,2012

Petition filed to protect gray wolves in California

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and three other conservation groups petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission last week to protect gray wolves as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act.

Read more Read it in print
 
 
User Box (click to open)
 
SEARCH IN WLJ
Sign up for our newsletter!
   
 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7* 8* 9 10* 11*
12* 13* 14* 15 16* 17* 18*
19* 20* 21* 22 23 24 25*
26 27* 28 29* 30 31*
 
 

© Crow Publications - Any reprint of WLJ stories, except for personal use, without permission, written consent and appropriate attribution is prohibited. 2008 Crow Publications. All rights reserved.