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BEEF CHECKOFF

Under a new attempt for harmony over the beef checkoff program, the proposed $2 per head fee would be put to a nationwide referendum among cattle producers, says DTN. The $2 checkoff would be double the current rate and would require congressional action.

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Methane Controls

The Obama administration on Friday unveiled a strategy to reduce methane emissions from agriculture and the oil, gas and coal industries. The Agriculture and Energy Departments are charged with cutting methane from agriculture, largely from cattle flatulence and manure.  Voluntary programs that would speed the adoption of methane digesters have been proposed.

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