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Friday, April 2,2010

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Gerald David Dave Nelson passed away March 18, 2010, at his home in Mackay, ID, after battling cancer for six years.

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Friday, April 2,2010

Report shows flaws in Endangered Species Act

by WLJ
A scientific report on actions to protect fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta confirms the need for better justification of water restrictions and confirms flaws in the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to the leader of Californias largest farm organization.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Trade starts early

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade unfolded very early last week as cattle feeders locked in profitable prices and packers worked to get ahead of rising live cattle contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Trade developed in the south Plains at prices steady to $1 lower

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Friday, March 26,2010

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
The accuracy and businesslike nature of records is something that the IRS has been scrutinizing more and more in recent years. The IRS expects all taxpayers to maintain canceled checks, invoices, credit card statements and similar items needed to substantiate amounts claimed as business deductions and to help prepare ones tax returns.

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Friday, March 26,2010

GUEST opinion

by WLJ
Since the Conatser ruling in 2008, the Utah Legislature has struggled with balancing private property rights and recreation rights. The Conatser ruling came as a shock to property owners whose lands had been protected for more than 100 years.

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Friday, March 26,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Congress will take up a bill to expand food recalls to more actively target consumers with the information. The bill, introduced by Sen.

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Friday, March 26,2010

OBITUARIES

by WLJ
Maynard Lee Potter, 70, of Emmett, ID, passed away on March 19, 2010. He was born in Watsonville, CA, on May 3, 1939, to Ralph and Margaret Potter. Potter grew up in Watsonville on his parents ranch in Larkin Valley raising tomatoes, hay and sheep. His experiences in the Future Farmers of America influenced much of his life.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Beef producers see a significantly better outlook for this year

by WLJ
After a very challenging 2009, Californias beef producers look at the frequent rainstorms of the past few months as bringing a ray of sunshine to their troubled agricultural sector.

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Friday, March 26,2010

Young producers work on advocacy skills

by WLJ
Young farmers and ranchers from throughout California who gathered in Sonoma County, CA, earlier this month were told to share their personal stories in order to be better advocates for agriculture.

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Friday, March 26,2010

NRCS provides sage grouse habitat funding

by WLJ
Colorado landowners within several Western Slope counties are encouraged to visit with their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field office and inquire about developing a conservation plan that when implemented will help reduce the threats to the sage grouse.

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