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  • Sale barn burns in early morning fire
    The fire encompassed the main building and moved north to the barn area. Some of the outside pens were also engulfed and the wood posts were burned. No animals were injured even though 40-50 head of cattle were in the west corrals, but they were far enough away from the fire. No humans were injured as well.
  • Records broken at Governor’s Charity Steer Show
    Records were broken at the 33rd annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show, which raised $224,584 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Iowa.  This year’s event featured the second-highest selling auction, including the highest selling steer to date at $31,000. 
  • Tyson to stop beef production at Iowa plant
     The company will permanently cease beef operations at its plant in Denison, Iowa, to better align its overall production capacity with current cattle supplies. 
  • Study: Great Plains ag greenhouse gas could be eliminated
    Researchers from the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University and their partners have completed a historical analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. Great Plains that demonstrates the potential to completely eliminate agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from the region.
    
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  • Sale barn burns in early morning fire
    The fire encompassed the main building and moved north to the barn area. Some of the outside pens were also engulfed and the wood posts were burned. No animals were injured even though 40-50 head of cattle were in the west corrals, but they were far enough away from the fire. No humans were injured as well. 
  • Exploring trade with South America
    The Iowa trade team met with meat processors, government agencies, and importers in Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile. The group toured foodservice operations, retail supermarkets and meat specialty stores, processing plants and a cattle feedlot.  
  • You make more friends by building people up instead of tearing them down. Flash forward to adulthood, and I can’t figure out how the agriculture industry forgot these simple playground lessons. 
  • Fiscal years 2015 and 2016 exports are forecast to be the third- and fourth-highest on record, respectively. Bulk export volumes are expected to rise in fiscal year 2016 and reach near record levels, and horticultural and livestock product exports are also expected to be higher. 
  • Study shows aquifer is contaminated with natural uranium
    Nearly 2 million people throughout the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate, according to a study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
  • The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation is hosting the 2015 Stockmen’s Ball on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, N.D. The Ball is open to anyone who is interested. The Stockmen’s Ball will be a formal, fun-filled night of western elegance, succulent prime rib and live music by Kyle Shobe and the Walk ‘Em Boys. 
  • This exciting conference is set to take place October 2-4 at the Crowne Plaza in Billings, MT. YALC is a collaborative effort between nine of Montana’s agricultural organizations, offering attendees a chance to take part in various workshops, discuss current ag issues, meet with industry leaders and network with fellow young people who live Montana agriculture. 
  • A Whitehall, Mont rancher along with the Montana Department of Livestock wants to find whoever is responsible for illegally slaughtering a Black Angus steer calf last week. 

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