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Friday, September 24,2010

Resurrecting the death tax

by DTN
One minute past midnight, Dec. 31, 2010, the amount of taxes your heirs will pay goes from zero to a top rate of 55 percent. Would that be enough of a tax bill to drop the ax on the farm as family members are forced to sell a lifetime of work off in pieces to pay Uncle Sam?.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Fall webinar series: Something for everyone

by WLJ
Free webinars: Four cattle lectures, two for horse owners, one soil seminar and one human health-focused webinars are scheduled over the next few months. Join industry leaders live from the comfort of your own home as they present information and answer questions from all over the country.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Field day to demonstrate biomass equipment

by WLJ
All individuals interested in converting Utah junipers, pinyon pines, and other woody biomass into a usable product should mark their calendars for Oct. 18, 2010. The equipment demonstrations will provide landowners, contractors, agency personnel and biomass purchasers the opportunity to view the material as it is changed into a transportable product.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Public Lands Council addresses critical issues at annual meeting

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The Public Lands Councils (PLC) 2010 meeting was attended by public lands ranchers from across the West who gathered to hear updates, share ideas, and listen to agency and political representatives. Held in Pendleton, OR, Sept.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Research helps fight Johnes disease

by WLJ
Two good tips for preventing Johnes disease on dairy farms: Use stainless steel water troughs and add chlorine to the water. Thats according to Kim Cook, an Agricultural Research Service microbiologist at the agencys Animal Waste Management Research Unit in Bowling Green, KY.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Producers urged to watch for anaplasmosis

by WLJ
Producers need to watch for it, said K-State Research and Extension veterinarian Larry Hollis. It occurs almost exclusively in adult cattlenot calves. The most frequent observation is sudden death, even though it actually takes a few days from the time signs first appear until death occurs.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Biologically effective management of grazing land increases productivity and profits

by WLJ
Beef producers in the northern Plains have transformed old-style, low-performance cattle into high-performance, fast-growing meat animals with improved genetic potential and increased nutrient demands.

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Friday, September 24,2010

NCBA supports market transparency

by WLJ
National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said the approval of The Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 (S. 3656) Sept. 15, 2010, by the U.S. House of Representatives will continue to encourage transparency in the marketplace.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Federation process to define a more independent structure

by WLJ
A producer-led Federation Structure Working Group, appointed by Federation of State Beef Councils (Federation) Chairman Scott George and Vice Chairman David Dick, met in Denver, CO, Aug. 30-31. The group consists of seven regional vice presidents, Federation directors and beef council executives from 10 states.

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Friday, September 24,2010

SALE reports

by WLJ
Ray-Mar Ranch, Oakdale, CA, $6,000. Dmnd Oak Impress R233-09, 3/30/09, by Connealy Impression; to Ray-Mar Ranch, $5,200. Dmnd Oak Impress U537-09, 3/11/09, by Connealy Impression; to Leo Cozzitorto, Chowchilla, CA, $4,800. Dmnd Oak Impress Me 383-09, 3/23/09, by Connealy Impression; to Alice Carleton, Clovis, CA, $4,700.

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