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Friday, October 14,2011

WASDE reduces supply-demand gap

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
In last week's monthly USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, corn and soybean productions were reduced 1 percent from September, but the supply-demand gap seems to be shrinking, especially in the global market. The report's U.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Hay and alfalfa prices spike

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The recent USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report came out last week, with one key cattle feed supply missing - hay. The drought in Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states has left the hay supply and demand chart lopsided.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Tax treatment options for drought areas

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Ranchers across droughtstricken areas have been forced to sell cattle at a historic rate and now many have the added burden of worrying about upcoming income tax implications

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Friday, October 14,2011

Listeria outbreak mystery

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Listeria, a mysterious bacteria occasionally found to contaminate foods, has received more than its share of news recently. Especially deadly for vulnerable consumers such as the elderly and pregnant women, listeria is very hard to trace because it can take as long as two months before its victims become ill.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Horse slaughter petition

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The Obama administration has created a new website to receive public petitions and has promised that top policy staff will review and respond to any petition that gathers more than 5,000 signatures within a 30-day period. A petition supporting legislation banning the sale, transportation, trade, etc.

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Friday, October 7,2011

President sends three trade agreements to Congress

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The FTAs with Colombia, Panama and South Korea were originally signed under former president George W. Bush, and are expected to boost U.S. exports by $13 billion and benefit the U.S. agriculture and manufacturing sectors, in addition to creating U.S. jobs..

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Friday, October 7,2011

Colorado water wasted in out-flows

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Colorado court-ordered well restrictions and shut-offs in 2006 have resurfaced, literally - flooding basements in northeastern Colorado; and figuratively- in water courts with lawsuits seeking a happy medium between all of the South Platte river stakeholders.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Drought builds stronger industry

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Texas ranchers estimate nearly 6,000 miles of fence have been destroyed during this summers wildfires. Replacing the fence can run between $5,000 and 7,500 per mile with labor and fencing costs, according to Joe Parker Jr., Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) president.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Bill changes ethanol mandate

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Legislation was introduced in the House last week that would reduce the federal mandate to use fuel ethanol when corn supplies are tight. Livestock and dairy producers say the current mandate gives a financial advantage to ethanol makers and unfairly boosts the cost of livestock feed.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Animal activists busy during 2011

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to stir up controversy and create their own version of chaos. These groups start the beginning of each summer with organizational meetings and target planning and they end their summer far more successfully than most in the ag industry realize.

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