Daily Archives: November 3, 2009



Years ago I crossed the Arizona border into the village of Sasabe, Sonora. The public statuary that marked the plaza was not of Father Kino, Coronado, or Pancho Villa.

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Cap and trade — consider the risks

Cap and trade — consider the risks

David Bennett

Delta Farm Press

Whether writing for the Wall Street Journal or testifying before congressional committees, LSU economist Joseph Mason isn’t shy with his views regarding climate legislation.

In a recent study, Mason suggested a carbon tax should be considered alongside cap and trade. He also warned that a cap and trade system would be incredibly complex and could saddle the U.S. economy with unforeseen consequences.

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Private Property Rights Under Fire, But Who Cares?

Private Property Rights Under Fire, But Who Cares?

Troy Marshall

BEEF Magazine

Private property rights somehow just don’t have the sex appeal of taxes, food safety, the environment or animal welfare. Partly that’s because private property rights have always been seen as foundational to capitalism, free enterprise and the American ethos.

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Out to Pasture: Beef Can’t Be Too Safe, Just Too Expensive

Out to Pasture: Beef Can’t Be Too Safe, Just Too Expensive

Steve Cornett

Beef Today

If you’re looking for the next big issue that could land on the desk of the already burdened Obama administration, look no further than concerns about the nation’s food safety. It’s the kind of problem that inspires sleepless nights, just like nightmare scenarios involving a possible outbreak of H1N1 flu or the next big natural disaster.

That’s how Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe des-cribed the impact of a recent New York Times story about the young victim of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that occurred in the fall of 2007.

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Issue 2 farming amendment could influence agriculture programs at OSU

Issue 2 farming amendment could influence agriculture programs at OSU

Whittney Smith

Advocates for Agriculture

Voters will decide Tuesday whether the state will establish a board to regulate how Ohio’s farmers care for livestock, a decision that might affect Ohio State’s agriculture programs.

Ohio’s agricultural industry lobbied hard to have the amendment added to the Ohio Constitution because some farmers say that is the only way they can stop animal-rights advocates from forcing costly reforms as they have done in six states already.

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Corn stalk grazing

Corn stalk grazing

Ivan G. Rush

Tri State Livestock News

It appears old man winter is coming early this year. Generally, cows are in good condition, many have calves weaned and most have good fall grazing, so hopefully they will go through this storm in good shape. Those that are grazing cows in pine trees have some concern for cows consuming pine needles causing abortions.

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NDSU 12-month Livestock-Pasture-Forage Management Planning Workshop Offered

NDSU 12-month Livestock-Pasture-Forage Management Planning Workshop Offered

During the workshop, each participant will learn how to develop and operate a biologically effective management strategy that provides a full 12-month forage sequence.

A three-day planning workshop on 12-month pasture and harvested forage management will be offered to livestock producers, land managers and college students on Tuesday through Thursday, January 5-7, 2010, at the new office building at North Dakota State University’s Dickinson Research Extension Center. The building is on the corner of State Avenue and Empire Road in Dickinson.

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