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Traci Eatherton, WLJ Correspondent

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Sep 16, 2013
Public Lands Council (PLC) last Saturday wrapped up its 2013 Annual Meeting in Deadwood, SD. Over 100 ranchers with public lands grazing rights in states across the West gathered to discuss the challenges affecting their industry and to consider projects and policies that will guide the organization’s future activities.
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Sep 6, 2013
A coalition of community, animal welfare and environmental organizations has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging the Agency’s withdrawal of a proposed rule that would have allowed EPA to collect basic information, like locations and animal population sizes, from what they refer to as “factory farms.
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Aug 16, 2013
In June, to the relief of producers across the Midwest, USFWS called for removing gray wolves across the Lower 48 States from the endangered species list, but the process, that is supposed to include the scientific peer review, has been full of environmental battles, with this latest one having the potential to add significant.
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Aug 16, 2013
Tyson Foods’ announcement two weeks ago that it would no longer buy animals fed with Zilmax created the latest media frenzy surrounding agriculture, with “experts” coming out of the woodworks on both sides. Tyson cited experts, suggesting that the drug may be causing cattle to become lame.
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Aug 9, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the finalization of its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2013 for conventional biofuels, cellulosic biofuels and the total amount of Advanced Biofuels. EPA had previously finalized the 2013 volume requirements for biomass-based diesel at 1.
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Aug 9, 2013
“Some animal-health experts have suggested that the use of the feed supplement Zilmax, also known as zilpaterol, is one possible cause” for the animals being unable to walk, according to the letter. The “interim measure” is effective Sept. 6, and the “evaluation of these problems is ongoing,” according to the letter.


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