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by DTN
2010 March 5
The advanced biofuel industry is pressing Congress to approve a 30 percent investment tax credit that it says is needed to help jumpstart production necessary to meet a national renewable fuel mandate.
by DTN
2010 March 5
The scrapping of the national animal identification (ID) system in the U.S. simply means that USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recognizes that some things can be better handled on a state-by-statenot nationalbasis, according to U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President Phil Seng.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Its a new year, and Kentucky producers are nearly through their first sale season under the new Process Verified Program (PVP) administered by Integrated Traceability Solutions (ITS).
by DTN
2010 March 5
New federal rules that define what makes milk and meat organic have natural food advocates optimistic that the government is committed to ensuring the label means something.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and USDA announced Feb. 23 the agenda and panelists for the first joint public workshop, scheduled for March 12 in Ankeny, IA, to explore competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry. The workshop will take place at the Des Moines Area Community Colleges FFA Enrichment Center.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
CoBank, a major lender to U.S. agricultural interests and rural utilities, posted record earnings for 2009 despite a drop in loan volume and loan quality tied to the recession.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
On behalf of the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export (US- LGE), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding Nebraskans of cost-share funds to promote U.S. livestock exports.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Cumulative grid premium rewards for hitting the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand target stood at nearly $300 million at the end of last year, and they keep growing at an annual rate of about $25 million paid to producers. Thats the fiveyear average, according to a January 2010 survey; the second-highest total for that span was 2008, with $25.
by DTN
2010 March 5
The House Agriculture Committee voted unanimously last Wednesday to tell the House Budget Committee not to cut any agriculture programs in the fiscal year 2011 budget, but House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, said he will still move forward with his plan to consider cuts if Congress should go through the reconciliation process.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
The Kansas Animal Health Board has named accomplished veterinarian and retired U.S. Army Reserve Col. Bill Brown as the states new livestock commissioner. He will replace George Teagarden, who will retire in May after 16 years in the position. Brown will assume his new role March 8.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Lee Jarvis, Spanish Fork, UT, has been selected to serve as the Region VI representative on the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Executive Board. This region is comprised of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
by DTN
2010 March 5
U.S. beef exports could rise this year, but a gain will depend to a large degree on economic conditions in importing countries.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Special BSE clinics are going to be held as follows: March 8 at Barry County Vet Services, Cassville, Dr. Voyd Brown; March 10 at Dake Veterinary Clinic, Miller, Dr. Chuck Dake; March 11 and 12 at Countryside Animal Clinic, Aurora, Dr. Mike Bloss; and March 17 at Rick Turner Farm, Taneyville, Dr.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
The owner-manager of McPherson County Feeders near Marquette, KS, works with his devoted staff to set high goals for the cattle they feed. If theres much Angus influence, as there is in more and more pens these days, they aim for the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand target.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Scott Yates is studying how oxytetracycline (OTC), an antibiotic that is administered to animals, breaks down in cattle manure.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
When the Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council) meets for its 91st annual meeting in Sonoma, CA, the organization will be honoring long-time president Donald (Don) Gordon Jr. for his years of service as chief executive officer.
by WLJ
2010 March 5
A common pasture plant could help foraging ruminants ward off damaging gastrointestinal nematodes that can cause illness and death, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists report.