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SALINA, Kan. (AP) -- Salina-area advocates for agriculture are making an extra effort to teach young students about farming and ranching, saying that too many of today's youngsters don't know enough about how their food is produced.

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0212pc_cooper_economy_1Sparked by a wave of cuts in state budgets across the country, cattle producers are watching heavy changes at one of their most identifiable public support systems – the land grant university extension office.

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With funding from the beef checkoff, the industry has been tracking beef tenderness for 20 years with the first benchmarking survey conducted in 1990. In more recent surveys, foodservice cuts were added and a consumer sensory panel was substituted for previously used trained sensory panels because the consumer’s perception of tenderness is the ultimate determinant of a cut’s success.

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A wider price gap between Select grade boxed beef and Choice or better—the Choice/Select spread—always comes back to supply and demand. Consumers vote with their dollars, and recent shifts in merchandising put much more high-quality beef on the ballot, just as those supplies began to fall off.

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T120511_wildhorse_reghe federal government’s ban on horse slaughter in the U.S. died quietly on the budgeting table on Nov. 18, after Congress chose to end a prohibition on horse slaughter plant inspections. The ban started in 2006, and was criticized by western ranchers, land users and even some animal rights groups as a failed policy that added to neglect of unwanted horses.

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Eating horses may not be popular in America, but the U.S. horse-slaughter industry is making a comeback.

A recently passed bill that lifts what amounted to a five-year ban domestic horse slaughter has readied the federal government to resume inspections of U.S. slaughterhouses, should they reopen.

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