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Traci Eatherton, WLJ Correspondent

Dec 29, 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, it’s easy to look back and find a number of stories that topped the year’s biggest story list. From searching for ways to control climate change to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) breathing down producers’ backs, there weren’t many “slow weeks” for Western Livestock Journal’s.

Dec 29, 2014
Agriculture is fighting an uphill battle with the readily assessable information highway loaded with photos that paint a thousand words. Sound science continues to lose over emotions, with photos, captions and haunting music depicting producers and even animal owners as low life, self-centered, evil creatures.
Dec 1, 2014
Last week, President Obama announced his plans to address the immigration issue in the U.S., and in the process, renewed the frustration many feel about Congress’ inability to come to an agreement. Obama’s plan includes three executive actions he plans to use that would keep millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.
Nov 28, 2014
While ag groups are typically focused on the big picture when it comes to EPA’s plans for more water control, changing emission standards, or handling climate change, there is another side to the overreach that doesn’t typically get as much coverage— the actual bottom line of EPA’s damage—the never ending fines.
Nov 24, 2014
In a bit of a dramatic showdown last Tuesday, a Senate bill that would have given the green light for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, got the big stop sign—again. After the final vote was read, a man reportedly with the Lakota Tribe of South Dakota began singing, followed by protesters who called out Democrats who voted in support of the pipeline.

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