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Congress passes temporary tax extentions

One of Congress’s last votes for 2014 gave U.S. taxpayers a temporary Christmas present. While the gift may not be noticed by most, in that it extends tax breaks that have been used for years, had it not been extended, the outcome could have been devastating to producers.

 

 
 
 
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And no sage-grouse listing next year

On the ninth day (before) Christmas, a lot of people in the West got some early gifts when the president signed what might be one of the most bipartisan supported—and bipartisan opposed—bills of the 113th Congress. Of course, that also means a lot of people got the legislative equivalent of a whopping chunk of coal early too.

 

 
 
 
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Basketball legend Billups leads NWSS parade

Leaders of Denver’s National Western Stock Show (NWSS) and city officials announced plans to share a much-anticipated draft plan to transform the 95-acre complex into a new “National Western Center” that would attract visitors and businesses from around the globe.

 

 
 
 
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Klamath Basin: A lesson in war tactics, bias, distortion

Water’s for fighting, and if you’re going to fight and win, you need strategy. A few strategies famously used over the millennia have been “divide and conquer” and the old “Trojan horse” trick.

 

 
 
 
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Understanding dietary needs, conflicts of range livestock, wildlife

A new research publication out of the University of Wyoming sheds some light on grazing competition between livestock and wildlife in the West. The difference in dietary needs of grazers, domestic and wild, can help inform rangeland management.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; Dec. 10

Except for a small handful of bids in the South, cattle country was extremely quiet Wednesday. Asking prices remained firm at $168-$170 in the South and $268-plus in the North.

 

 
 
 
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DAILY FED CATTLE; Dec. 10

Trading is mostly inactive in all regions Wednesday on light demand. Not enough sales in any area for an adequate market test. In the Texas Panhandle two weeks ago, live sales traded at 172.00-173.00 on a very light test.

 

 
 
 
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WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; Dec 5

Compared to two weeks ago, feeder cattle and calf markets were active following the Thanksgiving holiday week with many markets selling two weeks’ worth of receipts.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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