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Traci Eatherton, WLJ Correspondent

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Oct 7, 2011
Each summer, animal activists travel across the country to stir up controversy and create their own version of chaos. These groups start the beginning of each summer with organizational meetings and target planning and they end their summer far more successfully than most in the ag industry realize.
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Sep 30, 2011
The Secretarys Advisory Committee on Animal Health recently met to discuss various aspects of the new proposed rule on traceability for livestock moving interstate. Like the recent National Animal Identification System, discussion about the proposed traceability rule has become a hot topic throughout the industry.
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Sep 23, 2011
Like clock-work, every five years Congress renews the farm bill, while lobbyists and lawmakers fight to save critical pieces that support the ag industry. But this year, to the surprise of many farmers and agriculture organizations, congressional drive for large savings is forcing early debates.
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Sep 23, 2011
Atrazine has been vital to the farm economy for more than 50 years and has been instrumental in increasing corn, sorghum and sugar-cane production. According to EPA, farming without atrazine would cost corn growers as much as $28 per acre in alternative herbicide costs and reduced yields.
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Sep 16, 2011
As the wolf battles rage on, a judge in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied environmentalists requests for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunting in Idaho and Montana while the groups press their legal case against Congress.
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Sep 16, 2011
Various agricultural and consumer advocacy groups have argued for legislation requiring food products to be labeled, and the 2002 Farm Bill did just that, requiring retailers to notify their customer of the country of origin of certain commodities. The COOL final rule went into effect in March 2009.
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Sep 9, 2011
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is trying to fend off environmentalists threatening one quarter of their business. Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson is seeking a five-year time out from the U.S. Forest Services (USFS) decision to limit sheep grazing in areas where they come in contact with bighorn sheep.


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