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COLUMBIA, Missouri – Adding value to beef goes beyond adding pounds to calves, says a beef meat marketing authority. Producers must listen to the consumer’s demand for eating quality.

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WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a high demand for guaranteed farm ownership and direct farm operating funds has prompted USDA to transfer appropriated funds between programs as authorized by law, to meet the urgent credit needs of producers, including beginning and minority farmers and ranchers.

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BAYTOWN – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop addressing water quality issues related to the Cedar Bayou watershed will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St. in Baytown.

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AMARILLO – With 2011 going into the record books as one of the driest in the High Plains, many dryland wheat acres were abandoned and irrigated yields suffered as producers had to allocate water to other crops, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service agronomist.

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Junior Limousin exhibitors displayed the results of their personal breeding programs in the bred-and-owned shows at the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLS&C) July 12 in Amarillo, Texas. Judge Jeff Sargent, Denison, Texas, watched them parade 23 Limousin-influenced steers, 93 Lim-Flex® females, 7 Lim-Flex bulls, 33 bred-and-owned Limousin females and 13 Limousin bulls.

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