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Friday, January 23,2015

Respecting our global marketplace

by WLJ
As a cattleman, I know it’s important for the long-term health of the beef industry that we constantly improve our practices to grow an end product that consumers will want to continue serving to their families. And as a businessman, I also understand the importance of continuous expansion of our market to maintain that sustainability.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Beef Talk

Buy wisely and spend thriftily

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Dollars are the common denominator. Why be in the beef business without a return to labor and management? With current demand for replacement cattle indicative of a positive industry stance to maintaining and expanding the beef business, now is a good time to ponder some fundamental costs of the business.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Concerns feeding energy supplements with low quality forages

by WLJ
“Unfortunately, high energy, low protein feedstuffs do not stimulate the positive responses in fiber digestion by ruminants that a protein supplement does. In fact, with feedstuffs that are high in starch, meaning any kind of grain, we typically see a negative effect on fiber utilization,” Olson said.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Preventing calf scours

by WLJ
Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Researchers trace 'superbug' genes

by WLJ
They want to determine where infectious organisms originate and how they move through the food system and environment to people. The study, funded with $2.25 million from the USDA, is one of the largest of its kind and is enabled by recent advances in DNA sequencing technology.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Obama portrays rosy economy

by Chris Clayton - DTN
An upbeat president suggested recent economic optimism coming over the country goes beyond simply an improving economy. The country is riding a wave of lower unemployment coupled with lower gas prices, prompting both the White House and congressional leaders to claim credit for the economy.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Addressing weak calf syndrome

by WLJ
The word “syndrome” can be defined as a concurrence, a pattern of events occurring together due to known or unknown causes. When veterinarians use the word, it usually means the latter.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Tax Q & A: How to avoid an Affordable Care Act trap

by DTN
If a husband employs only his wife as a full-time employee, can she be reimbursed for their insurance plan and also have a Section 105 medical reimbursement plan for other doctor bills, prescriptions, etc.? The only other employee is part-time. Also, the three permitted exceptions are all separate alternatives, correct?.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Capital gains proposal

by Todd Neeley - DTN
“We had a farm crisis in the 1980s and Chapter 12 was renewed,” he said. “It allowed family farms to reorganize their operations. It’s proved successful to help bankers and farmers work it out. I wrote Chapter 12 without capital gains jeopardizing that reorganization.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Ag keeps eye on EPA policies, ESA reform, pesticide lawsuit

by Todd Neeley - DTN
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will try to make sense of nearly 800,000 public comments in finalizing the Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS) early in 2015. Ag groups and others opposed to the rule question whether EPA can make a serious effort to respond to concerns within six months after the public comment period closed in November.

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