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ISSUE DATE: 01/04/2010

New rules at the 2010 National Western Stock Show

The National Western Stock Show runs Jan. 9 to 24, featuring 42 ticketed events in 2010, including 23 action-packed PRCA rodeos and three thrill-a-minute PBR Denver Chute-Outs.

The World's Most Useful Livestock Show continues into its 103rd edition with 20 cattle breed shows. But what is likely to be the most important development at the show will occur through the Junior Market Show.

"We are industry leaders in animal testing with new policies in place for the 2010 National Western Junior Market Auction of Champions," said Patrick Grant, NWSS president and CEO. "Every single junior market sale animal will be drug tested and non-sale junior market animals will be randomly drug tested."

Under these new rules the National Western reserves the right to question the alteration of any animal's physical or physiological structure. As a condition of participation in the National Western Stock Show, the participant agrees to submit to the Stock Show, at their discretion, any animal so entered for immediate testing. Tests may include, but not be limited to blood, tissue and urine.


NEWS

Ames, ISU to buy wind-generated electricity
Annie's Project six week course for farm, ranch women offered
Borlaug Institute brings gardening to Guatemalan orphanages
Experts to discuss using Nebraska farms for tourism
Finding new power for old tractors in electricity
Four AgriLife faculty receive Texas A&M System regents honors
Internet mold classes start Jan. 30
It's a new decade but don't live in fear
Looking is as much fun as finding
Raising bluegill for food markets to be highlighted at aquaculture conference
Ready for the world?
Replicating climate change to forecast its effects
Social media helps teach consumers about "the real Farmville"
Sorter detects and removes damaged popcorn kernels
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA to measure the financial health of ag industry
Wyoming lawmaker wants to relax food regulations

CROPS

Ag groups express appreciation to Reps. Childers, Berry
AgriLife Uvalde researcher, others evaluate crop management techniques
BNSF wants monopoly suit heard in federal court
Challenging weed meets its match in field trials
Checkoff saves soybean farmers unnecessary rust treatments
Crop production economic data, research is topic of Jan. 8 seminar
DNR issues emissions notice at organics farm
Extension entomologist to begin in January at UNL Panhandle Center
Free public water and natural resources lectures begin at UNL in January
High Plains Irrigation Conference set Jan. 22 in Amarillo
Iowa State University gets USDA grant
KSU plant pathology professor awarded international professorship
Minnesota vineyard grows in former cornfield
Nebraska Wheat Board meeting set
New cotton varieties discussed at OSU ag symposium
Partnership breaks ground on first dam repair using state bond, federal stimulus funds
Producers utilizing voluntary practices to protect watershed
Some corn still in the field
Soybean Checkoff partners with Clean Cities to promote biodiesel
USDA implements new crop disaster assistance program
USDA launches high tunnel pilot study to increase availability of locally grown organic foods
UW pesticide applicator recertification part of weed association meeting

LIVESTOCK

26 cows, calves go missing near Alliance, Nebraska
6 colts shot dead in South Dakota
Alpacas keep central Illinois warm
Animal welfare wins prompt U.S. farmers' PR moves
Barn collapse in eastern SD kills cattle
CHDA announces topics for 2010 Horsemen's Summit
Deadline looms for 2010 nutrient management assistance
Hard times have dairy farmers calling help lines
Horse energy needs vital to sound feeding management
Limousin will be represented at NCBA Trade Show
Men arrested for shooting cattle
NALF, NALJA welcome 37 new members
National Farm-City Council selects animal agriculture as 2009 annual symposium topic
NCBA files appeal of EPA's "endangerment finding" rule
NCTA 100 Cow Program in need of partners
Nebraska man arrested for Missouri cattle thefts
New rules at the 2010 National Western Stock Show
New year means new regulation for Texas cattle
NM dairies to share nearly $3 million
Oklahoma company recalls 248,000 pounds of beef
Pressure rises to stop antibiotics in agriculture
Ranch sorting and team penning rule changes take effect Jan. 1
Researchers study microbes in cattle to unlock metabolic disease mysteries
Soil, groundwater pollution probed at New Mexico dairies
Southwest Beef Symposium offers cattle producers tools for better management
Stock Show seeks artists for contest
Weekend hog barn fire destroys building
Wild horse advocates protesting Nevada roundup

EDITOR

Adding a notch in 2010
KARL leaders encourage industry to tell "true" story
Make the most of mealtime
Time to end unfair death tax

COLUMNS

Just a scoop full
Looking forward, not back
Message sent
New alfalfas debut in 2010
Similar tastes but individual processes
The farm bill cycle begins again

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle sales report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ericson livestock sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Grain market close
Hay trade slow despite strong demand for quality hay
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
Pratt livestock sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Some hay sales picking up with winter weather
Soybeans, wheat close sharply higher
Springfield dairy sales report
St. Joe feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales report
Texhoma livestock sales report
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Delivering a Promise
Kansas receives Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program funds

FAMILY

Bexar County Master Gardeners blooming success for 20 years
Cactus can make beautiful Christmastime plant
Do we need a rest after the holiday cooking marathon?
Food, family and friends
Hurt by what others say
Meditation for 1-4-10
Mid-America Fruit Growers to gather near Nebraska City for tour, conference
Native Plant Master Program announces 2010 courses
Newman's shape, facade lend to eye appeal
NMSU's HRTM program welcomes new advisory board members
Protect home during prolonged power outage, beware of risks, benefits in using generator
The great outdoors calling Texas Master Naturalists
Upcoming K-State horticultural events

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