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Friday, September 26,2014

Rice straw: cheap feed?

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
University of California Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor Glenn Nader believes two problems could add up to one win-win solution. Though it has rarely been done, Nader believes special treatment of rice straw will make it a nutritious cattle food.

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Friday, September 19,2014

AMI and co-plaintiffs seek rehearing in COOL appeal

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
On Sept. 12, the American Meat Institute (AMI), as lead plaintiff, along with eight co-plaintiffs of meat and livestock organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the ongoing litigation over COOL.

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Friday, September 19,2014

Sale barn history: old, new, full of nostalgia

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Along with the cows coming home, the leaves changing and winter feedings just around the corner, the livestock auctions are gearing up for fall calf sales—the long-standing tradition that dates back to the mid-1800s.

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Friday, September 19,2014

'Shrink' and your bottom dollar

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
In the beef production business, finding something “predictable” is kind of like finding the gold at the end of the rainbow…chances are slim. The weather is unpredictable. The markets are unpredictable. The government is unpredictable. Even the hired help can be unpredictable.

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Monday, September 15,2014

House approves bill to stop WOTUS

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Legislation to prevent the administration from bypassing Congress, changing the scope of existing law without authority, and expanding its own limited powers to regulate waters under the Clean Water Act, was approved by the House of Representatives last week.

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Monday, September 8,2014

Plans for Argentinian imports spur concern

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on Aug. 28 plans to allow importation of fresh chilled or frozen beef from northern Argentina and also plans to add Argentina’s Patagonia area to the lists of regions that are considered free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and rinderpest.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Cellulosic ethanol production begins; final RFS numbers a mystery

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
With a little extra pomp and circumstance last Wednesday, POET-DSM launched the first commercial cellulosic ethanol production in the United States, in Emmetsburg, IA. Attended by the Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, along with the U.

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Friday, September 5,2014

Southwest may face 'megadrought'

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
California’s three years of drought conditions continue across the southern half of the state, with parched soils and destructive wildfires leaving thousands of acres basically void of vegetation, and according to a new study, the state may very well be in for more of the same—for several years.

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Monday, September 1,2014

Regulations expanded in CWA proposal

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The Republican chairman of the House Science Committee sent a scathing letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, following the release of maps the he says reveal a plan by the agency to “control a huge amount of private property across the country.

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Monday, September 1,2014

Farmers' Almanac expects cold winter

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The 198-year-old Farmers’ Almanac got it right last year in predicting the winter that just wouldn’t stop. With winter sneaking up, and leaves starting to change colors already, dj vu is setting in. And according to the Farmers’ Almanac, we just may make history again.

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