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by WLJ
2010 March 5
The Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) proposed scheme to regulate greenhouse gases (GHSs) under the Clean Air Act is economically harmful, legally suspect, and environmentally indefensible, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
by WLJ
2010 March 5
Like other members of the OmniFount family, it has a 304 stainless steel trough with heat elements attached to the underside for excellent frost-free service under the most severe winter conditions. The body of the Omni 10 is made from Ritchies heavy-duty polyethylene construction.
by WLJ
2010 February 26
A groundbreaking study conducted by the Trust for Public Lands (TPL) and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) has found that conservation easements put in place to protect farm and ranch land return significant financial
by WLJ
2010 February 26
The USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported on Feb. 19 that the number of cattle on feed continues to decline. According to NASS, as of the start of February, there were 11 million head in U.S. feed yards, a 3 percent decline
by WLJ
2010 February 22
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 12 that USDA has taken the first step toward implementing a plan to address veterinary shortages throughout rural America by repaying the student loans of qualified veterinarians in return for their services in areas suffering from a lack of veterinarians.
2010 February 19
In a notice issued at the end of last month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office in Challis, ID, stated its intention to cancel grazing permits linked to land controlled by the Western Watersheds Project (WWP), an anti-grazing advocacy group based in Hailey, ID. The notice,
by WLJ
2010 February 19
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to list greenhouse gasses (GHG), and specifically carbon dioxide, as potentially hazardous to human health has come under attack with increasing frequency over the past two weeks. The so-called "endangerment finding" marks
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Washington feedlot operator Cody Easterday’s challenge against USDA’s mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law was rejected last week by U.S. District Judge Robert Whaley who determined in his ruling that the law did not violate the terms of NAFTA, as Easterday had alleged in
by DTN
2010 February 19
CME Group Inc. will launch futures contracts for distillers dried grains (DDGs), a byproduct of corn ethanol production that can be used to feed animals, the exchange operator said last week. Trading in the DDGs con- tracts will start on April 26.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Strong performances by Oscar Mayer products helped Kraft Foods Inc. more than triple earnings in the companys fourth fiscal quarter, according to the companys release last week. Kraft said that its U.S.
by DTN
2010 February 19
Hog farmers, on the front lines of the $16 billion U.S. hog industry, have struggled with low prices for two years. Higher feed costs due to problems with the corn crop could cause a reduction in the amount of pork on the market due to both a drop in profitability and the slower hog growth rates.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that in fiscal year 2010, $50 million has been set aside for organic producers and those transitioning to organic production nationwide. Of that $50 million, $1.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
A recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that corn-based ethanol achieves a 21 percent greenhouse gas reduction compared to gasoline is based on false accounting assumptions and could actually lead to more fossil fuel consumption, according to Cornell University economists whose research will be released in March in the journal.
by DTN
2010 February 19
Profitability in the unit that makes Deeres green tractors and harvesters was especially impressive, reporting margins of nearly 10 percentthree times what investors had expected, according to Eli Lustgarten, an analyst at Longbow Securities..


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