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Six years ago, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. helped seedstock producers add value through its Range Ready Health Warranted Breeding Stock program.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has now extended its offering to include the Range Ready Quality Feeder Calf program.

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“It’s too soon to tell,” say various experts who have started to weigh in on the potential impact of Japan’s tragic earthquake and resulting tsunami on beef imports by the island nation.

Japan is the largest customer for U.S. beef and pork exports in terms of dollar value. Japan accounted for 30 percent of U.S. pork exports and 15 percent of U.S. beef exports last year, according to Meat Trade News Daily.

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For the second time in six years, a federal court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot require confined animal feeding operations to obtain a water pollution permit unless the operation has actually polluted into waterways.

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CHARITON, Iowa – Beef producers interested in hearing about the latest in fescue management and learning about forage-based diet supplementation will want to attend one of two grazing systems workshops in southern Iowa next month. The program brochure is available on the IBC website.

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The National Farm-City Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing links between farm families and urban residents, has launched a Facebook page supporting the mission of the organization. The Facebook page provides information and visuals from local Farm-City organizations and allows them to share these activities with other local units and urban viewers.

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