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2011 October 29
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a proposed rule for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that was written primarily to settle another dispute between EPA and environmentalist groups, although EPA claims it is necessary to meet water quality protection responsibilities under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
2011 October 29
A new DNA test for marbling and post-weaning growth will soon help cattle producers better hit the high-quality beef target. The tool, set to debut in early 2012, will be made available under a development agreement between Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and Pfizer Animal Genetics, the companies announced.
2011 October 29
Although rumors are circulating that refer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to regulate farm dust as a myth, a hearing hosted by Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-KY, of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, cleared up what many call profound misconceptions.
2011 October 29
Though Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson told members of Congress that the agency has no intention to regulate farm dust, some lawmakers and their rural constituents aren’t convinced.
by WLJ
2011 October 29
U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar was joined by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and senators from three other states last week during a ceremony recognizing new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conservation areas.
by DTN
2011 October 29
The fast-proliferating critters may make exciting target shooting, but farmers in a large swath of the U.S. find wild hogs to be a serious— and expensive— pest.
by WLJ
2011 October 29
Nov. 10-12 - Washington Cattlemen’s www.nebraskacattlemen.org or call Association Convention, Walla Walla, 402/475-2333 WA; for more information visit www. washingtoncattlemen.org
by DTN
2011 October 29
“Farming’s not like it used to be where you needed a strong back and a weak mind,” said Katie’s father, Joe. “Now, it’s better to have a strong mind and weak back.
by WLJ
2011 October 29
U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) released the results of two surveys focused on the opinions, attitudes and questions consumers and farmers/ ranchers have about the current and future state of how food is grown and raised in the U.S.
by WLJ
2011 October 29
N e a r l y 350 cattle producers gathered in Bismarck, ND, Sept. 22-24 for the 82nd Annual North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Convention & Trade Show, “Together, Facing the Storm,” to set the direction of the state’s beef cattle industry through policy discussions and development.
by WLJ
2011 October 29
For 2011, the final numbers from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all food is projected to increase 3.5 to 4.5 percent. Food-at-home (grocery store) prices are forecast to rise 4 to 5 percent, while food-away-fromhome (restaurant) prices are forecast to increase 3 to 4 percent.
by WLJ
2011 October 29
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by WLJ
2011 October 24
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent letter to two senators stating the agency has no plans for expanding the current air quality standards to include agriculture dust is giving the ag industry hope that maybe the EPA regulation rampage is slowing down.
2011 October 24
Dry Creek Rancheria, 75 acres of what was once an 86,400-acre territory, is home to the Pomo Indians, and they include not just one tribe, but approximately 21 independent communities speaking seven different language dialects. The tribe was officially recognized as a sovereign nation in 1915.
2011 October 24
It takes so many plants to make a stand, cows to make a herd, and drops to make a rain. Before turning that herd out to pasture, you look for enough plant mass to support their grazing. If you're watching a couple of bred heifers for a month, you might as well be watching 20 or 30.


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