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Traci Eatherton, WLJ Correspondent

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Jun 7, 2013
The House of Representatives last week passed S.622, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013, by a huge margin—390 to 12. The legislation reauthorizes the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act that expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2013.
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Jun 7, 2013
According to the report provided by the National Research Council, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) current practice of removing free-ranging horses from public lands promotes a high population growth rate, and maintaining them in long-term holding facilities is both economically unsustainable and incongruent with public expectations.
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May 24, 2013
USDA last Thursday issued a final rule to modify the labeling provisions for muscle cut meats covered under the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule based on complaints from Canada and Mexico. The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico and put the deadline of May 23 for U.
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May 24, 2013
The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC), the United Farm Workers, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Western Growers applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for approving S. 744, the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill, out of committee on a strong bi-partisan vote of 13-5.
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May 10, 2013
“We have seen the impact that variable climate patterns have had on production agriculture for the past several years. These projects will deliver the best tools available to accurately measure and respond to the effects of climate on beef and dairy production,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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May 3, 2013
A settlement agreement between the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will result in improved understanding of the ecological and agricultural benefits of retaining farmland in production, according to CFBF.
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Apr 29, 2013
Across the Rockies and Plains areas, snowfall totals for the month have hit record highs; but, along with those much needed inches of moisture, there were record temperatures, on the bottom end of the thermometer. In fact, according to records, April temperatures were the coldest in 30 years in some areas, and snowfall totals were the highest.


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