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Friday, April 2,2010

Demand remains a big unknown despite higher prices

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was firming up in the southern Plains at $96 live last week with the call for steady trade in most feeding regions. In the North, dressed trade was expected to unfold in a range of $152-153, steady with the previous weeks action, with most analysts predicting the majority of the volume would come before the end of the day Thursday.

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Friday, April 2,2010

Cattle markets roar

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by Pete Crow - Publisher
The cattle markets had a nice rally last week after throwing a head fake the prior week. August feeders ran up to $114.07 and cash sales from Superior's last video sale are supporting these futures markets to some degree; the feeder cattle index is still about $108.

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Friday, April 2,2010

KAY'S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Is in Japan this week to promote U.S. farm exports to that country. Beef is to be featured prominently, both in the promotions and in private discussions with Japanese government officials. Both countries realize that Japans age limit on U.

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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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