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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..
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Recent snow and ice storms and power outages have been brutal for livestock and livestock producers. Those conditions have kept livestock from getting enough drinking water. Beef cattle, for example, need 8 to 10 gallons per day.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
USDA last week announced details of the final regulation regarding access to pasture for organic livestock operations. This rule amends the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations to clarify the use of pasture in raising organic ruminants.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Too little rain, too much rain, high fertilizer prices and a volatile cattle marketboth inexperienced and veteran beef producers will learn strategies to deal with all these scenarios at the Pasture and Livestock Management Workshop set for March 30-April 1.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Treasure Bull Test has now completed 90 days of their test on 70 Angus bulls. Eight Single Shot Jackpot bulls have an average daily gain of 3.64 with an average weight per day of age of 3.39.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Communicating and looking after the customers intereststhose are two of the main objectives at Dumas (Texas) Feedyard LLC, says partner George Foote Jr. With a customer base ranging from New Mexico to Texas, southern Oklahoma and Alabama, attentive service is the key.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) member Erick Schmidt, Gonzales, TX, was awarded the B.C. Bud Snidow Award Jan. 16 during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.
by DTN
2010 February 19
U.S. farmers can expect a record corn crop, another huge soybean harvest, and strong demand for its exports, which should combine to produce strong incomes for the agriculture sector this year, USDA said in its latest forecast.
by WLJ
2010 February 19
Horses need energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and roughage, but probably the most overlooked element in horse rations is water, said Gary Stauffer, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension educator in Holt County.


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