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meat_regNovember exports of U.S. beef reached their highest monthly volumes in more than two years, according to results compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Beef export value in November was $389.5 million, an increase of nearly 50 percent over November 2009. By volume (101,323 metric tons), beef exports exceeded the year-ago level by 32 percent. For the first 11 months of 2010, exports were 18 percent above 2009 in terms of volume (964,369 metric tons) and 30 percent higher by value ($3.67 billion). The value total is about 1 percent ahead of the 2003 pace when beef exports went on to set a single-year record of $3.86 billion. Exports accounted for 11.6 percent of production with a per-head value equivalent of $150.36 ($178. 20 in November) - up dramatically from the 2009 totals of 9.8 percent and $117.80.

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rowe_regFarmers became a big part of “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe” when Rowe took offense at the saying, “work smarter, not harder.”

“What a silly way to separate knowledge from skill,” Rowe told attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting Monday. Rowe decided to celebrate people who work both smart and hard and knew farmers and ranchers do both.

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TULARE, Calif - The 44th annual World Ag Expo 2011, Tools for Agri-Business, will run Feb. 8-10 at the International Agri-Center show grounds in Tulare, Calif. An estimated annual average of 100,000 attendees from 72 countries are expected to attend World Ag Expo this year.

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Join members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s annual convention and trade show – the Rocky Mountain Round-Up – from Feb. 2 to Feb. 5 in scenic Denver, Colorado. The four-day event is the beef cattle industry’s largest business gathering and features a trade show, cattlemen’s college, NCBA membership meetings and several educational and social events.

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0111pc_np_clearspan_1ClearSpan Beef Master Systems now available in stock lengths

ClearSpan Beef Master Systems from FarmTek have created a controlled, comfortable environment for livestock. A four-foot exterior overhang keeps feed dry and allows more adequate space per cow, resulting in improved feed efficiencies and less animal stress.

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