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by Bob Hoff, click here for bio

Program: Washington State Farm Bureau Report
Date: August 04, 2011

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Washington Ag Today August 4, 2011 Eastern Washington U.S. House members are criticizing Federal Judge James Redden’s ruling on the federal government’s latest plan to save endangered salmon in the Columbia-Snake River system. The judge said it is time to consider new options in river operations including removal of some dams.

Congressman Doc Hastings says the ruling is extremely alarming. Hastings, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, says not only is dam removal an extreme action that would be devastating to the Pacific Northwest economy but Judge Redden has zero authority to order the removal of dams.

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers called the decision on the biological opinion misguided and says dam removal should not be an option.

The navigation system the dams provide is a significant transportation artery for northwest agriculture.

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Now this from Stockland Livestock.

This is Jack McQuinness at Stockland Livestock in Davenport. 300 cattle on our market. Cows and bulls about steady maybe a buck or higher on better, higher yielding cows. Top of $76 with most of the trade 65 to 71, 72 cents. Bulls topped at 93 and that’s about steady with what we have seen the past couple of weeks. A full load of heifers weighing 968 pounds going out at a dollar 13.50. Feeder cattle generally steady. Not enough for a true trend. Cattle sales every Monday. Our next small animal sale will be on the 23rd. No horse sale in August. We will have a big catalogue sale in September. That’s Stockland Livestock in Davenport. Thanks for your business.

Thanks Jack.

I’m Bob Hoff and that’s Washington Ag Today on Northwest Aginfo Net.

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