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by WLJ
2011 October 14
Four prominent equine scientists, Drs. Don Henneke, PhD, Sheryl King, PhD, PAS, William Day, PhD, and Patricia Evans, EdD, have written a strongly worded letter to the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology
2011 October 14
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.
2011 October 7
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.
2011 October 7
Western Watersheds Project (WWP) is celebrating what its founder John Marvel called a "great court victory" after Idaho Federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a major ruling in favor of the anti-grazing non-profit group and against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
by WLJ
2011 October 7
NLCS, which includes some of the most spectacular and special lands in America, is part of the more than 245 million acres administered by BLM. Managed for multiple uses, America's resource-rich public lands provide the nation with vital commodities and host remarkable landscapes, ecosystems, and natural and cultural resources.
by WLJ
2011 October 7
It is unlikely the U.S. will meet some specific biofuel mandates under the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 2022 unless innovative technologies are developed or policies change, says a new congressionally requested report from the National...
by WLJ
2011 October 7
Each fall, the Certified Angus Beef brand (CAB) honors a few top Angus producers and feedlots in the U.S. in conjunction with its annual conference where the whole range of partners are recognized..
2011 October 7
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.
2011 October 7
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.
by WLJ
2011 October 7
Agriculture stays ahead of the curve in caring for land and livestock, but that's too much of a secret, according to a Nebraska Cattlemen environmental specialist.
2011 October 7
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.
by WLJ
2011 October 7
Ryan Fieldgrove's family has been ranching the Wyoming land he and his family now live and work on for over 125 years. For as long as he can remember, the invasive leafy spurge has been a constant nemesis to their ranching operation until Ryan got the idea to add goats to the equation.
by DTN
2011 October 7
For the study, Erickson and fellow researchers compared cattle on four diets: a corn-based control diet, WDG plus solubles, modified distillers grains (MDG) plus solubles, and DDG plus solubles. In the latter three diets, distillers grains were fed at 40 percent of the dry matter.
by WLJ
2011 September 30
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that the number of cattle on feed in feedlots of 1,000 head or more in the U.S. totaled more than 10.7 million head on Sept. 1. This inventory was 5 percent above Sept. 1, 2010, numbers, and is the third highest Sept.


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