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by WLJ
2009 March 6
The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week issued a warning over the problems that could arise if nations, particularly the U.S., resort to protectionist trade policies during the current economic crisis.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
A dedication to learning, improvement and good animal husbandry helped earn the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year award for Tim and Delarie Kessler of Kessler Livestock, Leola, SD.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) is doing what no other horse-related organization in the nation has attempted?give a horse to a trainer for 90 days and guarantee $700 in payment with the promise to help market the trainer and the horse to the public.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
A bill introduced to the Colorado House of Representatives by Cory Gardner, R- Yuma, intended to protect landowners from overzealous wildlife officials has failed, but there is still a chance for common property rights to prevail if all goes well in upcoming legislative meetings.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Union County Extension agent David Graham has first-hand experience how an agricultural emergency plan prepares a community. His county had just finished the agriculture amendment to its emergency operations plan when the January 2007 blizzard buried some areas of northeastern New Mexico in more than 30 inches of snow and 10- to 15-foot drifts.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
In an effort to provide a solution to the over-population of horses in the U.S. since the last domestic slaughter plants were shuttered in Texas and Illinois two years ago, 12 states are considering the issue. Those states are in the process of either expressing support of the industry within their states or actively attempting to re-establish a plant.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
John and Jane Picatto of Spring Valley, IL, were recognized as the 2008 Red Angus Personality of the Year at the 2008 National Red Angus Convention in Cheyenne, WY. Director Esther Fischer of Harlowton, MT, presented the award.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Animal rights groups from across the globe are pushing the World Trade Organization (WTO) for provisions which would make the consideration of animal rights mandatory before any trade agreement can be signed.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has honored Rep. Tim Holden, D-PA, with its Golden Plow Award, the highest honor the organization bestows on members of Congress. Holden was presented the award last Wednesday for his support of America?s farmers and ranchers by AFBF President Bob Stallman and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Carl Shaffer.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
What recession? Some 500 supporters of Oregon cattle ranchers showed up recently at a benefit auction and raised more than $70,000 to help local ranchers pay legal costs to defend cattle grazing on public lands.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
For several years, nutritionists from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska have met twice each year to receive updates and have discussions on pertinent beef nutrition topics. This event has become known as the Colorado Nutrtion Roundtable?or simply the Nutrition Roundtable.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors recently approved an aggressive plan and policy to eliminate the Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) gene from the Gelbvieh herdbook. AM is a genetic defect found in certain lines of Angus cattle.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Responding to Gov. Schwarzenegge r?s announcement to take actions to mitigate community and farm impacts due to water shortages, the president of the state?s largest farm organization, Doug Mosebar of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said recently that the action will help.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The 14th Annual Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship was selected at the Annual Cowman?s Classic All Breed Bull Sale on Feb. 21 at Spokane, WA. This year?s recipients were Mariah Mielke of Davenport, WA ? 1st Runner Up ($250), and Julie Jeske of Royal City, WA ? First Place ($500).
by WLJ
2009 March 6
A recent USDA report revealed the smallest cattle inventory in the last 50 years, said Darrell Mark, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension livestock marketing specialist.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The beef industry is the largest segment of Colorado?s agricultural industry, accounting for more than half the state?s total cash receipts from livestock and crop production.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Even though winter is trailing off, horse owners need to make sure their animals stay warm, according to North Dakota State University Extension Ser- vvice equine specialist Car- rrie Hammer. Horse owners have sev- eeral ways to do that. One of them is giving the horses shelter.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Dr. Patrick McCue, director of the Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Reproduction Laboratory, will host ?Saving Foals: A Horse Owner?s Guide to Foaling and Foal Care? from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in Room 118/120 of the Animal Cancer Center at CSU?s James L.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Forage Genetics International, LLC, a Land O?Lakes subsidiary, have entered into a multiyear research collaboration focused on improving alfalfa for a broad range of applications, including forage, silage and industrial uses.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced submission of proposal applications for the 2009 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) has been reopened until April 1, 2009. The previous deadline to submit applications was March 2.


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