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by WLJ
2011 August 19
A University of California- Davis (UC Davis) research team has been awarded $2.6 million by USDA to carry out integrated research, education and Cooperative Extension outreach aimed at reducing the incidence of bovine respiratory disease (BRD), or pneumonia, the leading cause of death in beef and dairy cattle.
by WLJ
2011 August 19
The decline in the commodity and equity markets following the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by Standard and Poors will certainly affect agriculture.
by WLJ
2011 August 12
USDA unveiled their long-awaited animal disease traceability proposal last Tuesday, starting the clock on the rule-making process that will eventually result in improved animal tracking in the U.S. The framework of the proposal incorporates a wide array of different methods of identification (ID), allowing producers to use a variety of
by WLJ
2011 August 12
The Preble’s meadow jumping mouse has hopped its way back onto the threatened species list folowing a controversial court ruling in Denver, CO, by U.S. District Judge John L. Kane last month. The consequences of this relisting are still unknown as Wyoming ranchers are forced back to past practices. "Our hope is that it isn’t
2011 August 12
With the addition of his signature on Aug. 2, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has taken the final step in the ratification of a bill authorizing the use of state funds to compensate ranchers and other landowners for losses incurred as a result of wolf depredation. Known as the Livestock Compensation and Wolf Co-Existence Act
by WLJ
2011 August 12
The American Meat Institute (AMI) offered reassur- ances about U.S. turkey safety following news of a ground turkey recall. The U.S. turkey supply has an excellent safety record, said AMI Executive Vice President James H. Hodges.
2011 August 12
Look at that grass, Larry Pratt said during a presentation at the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) summer meeting. A historic drought across the southern Plains caused tales echoing in the hallways of painful choices, shared most by ranchers whose name badges included a TX or OK.
2011 August 12
The state recognized the challenges in a report last December. The Ag Visions 2030 group declared Californias regulatory system duplicative, conflicting, uncoordinated, inflexible, inconsistently administered or needlessly burdensome. To move ahead, the statewide committee recommended working on ways to reconcile often-conflicting mandates.
by WLJ
2011 August 12
Effective Aug.1, 2011, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) will no longer require brucellosis testing of adult cattle for change of ownership. TAHC will also cease to pay the $2 per head supplement to markets for the testing.
by WLJ
2011 August 12
National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Manager of Legislative Affairs Kent Bacus said the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) made the right decision to walk away from proposing additional transportation regulations on Americas farmers and ranchers last week.
by WLJ
2011 August 12
Increases in support for beef demand-building efforts were approved by directors of the Federation Division (Federation) of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) at the organizations board meeting held in conjunction with the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Kissimmee, FL.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said the "proof is in the pudding" that NCBA’s grassroots policy process works as the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference wrapped up in Kissimmee, FL.
by WLJ
2011 August 5
The fight over a planned pipeline between water sources near the Utah/Nevada border and the sprawling city of Las Vegas, NV, is heating up in advance of a series of public meetings on the project.


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