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Friday, November 7,2014

Tax planning without the rules

by DTN
Here we are two months from the end of the year, ready to tackle those critical year-end tax projections, and we still don’t know the depreciation rules for 2014. Soon Congress will finally address the so-called “extenders.

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Monday, November 3,2014

Cowboy Express founder dies, but leads on

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Grant Gerber, the leader of the Nevada-born Grass March/Cowboy Express movement, died last week in the aftermath of injuries sustained on a coast-to-coast horseback ride for land rights in the West.

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Monday, November 3,2014

Conservation with a cooperative twist

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
When an environmental group gives a talk about the destruction of an ecosystem, the usual narrative paints figurative horns on grazing livestock. It is less common—and more than a little refreshing—when grazing livestock and ranchers instead get the proverbial halo of the potential hero.

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Friday, October 31,2014

California adopts gray wolf listing

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) met in Mount Shasta to make some decisions on finalizing the details of listing the gray wolf as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The findings on the agenda included the Commission’s rationale for determin ing.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Protect livestock from sweet clover disease

by WLJ
“Unfortunately, proper harvesting can be difficult,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension (NDSU) Service Livestock Stewardship Specialist and veterinarian. “If cutting is delayed until full bloom, the large, high-moisture stems will take a longer time to dry than the leaves.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Tax Q and A; How do we deduct losses on futures contracts?

by DTN
You indicate in your question that you do not speculate, but that may not be accurate tax terminology. The tax law characterizes regulated futures accounts as either hedging or speculation. Hedging is defined as a contract that provides price protection for your physical position in your cattle business.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Fall grass tillers are not free forage

by WLJ
These fall tillers will be part of the plant community for the next two growing seasons because all grass tillers have a two-year life span. During the first season, the tillers remain vegetative and just produce leaves. During the second season, the tillers produce a.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Vet's Perspective

Assessing lameness in the herd

by WLJ
By quickly and accurately identifying lameness issues within the herd, one can diagnose and treat those animals most efficiently in order to avoid significant loss of profit in the long run. Lameness issues in feedlot cattle have reportedly accounted for approximately 16 percent of herd health problems.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Syngenta backs traits, market decisions

by DTN
The company’s two genetically-engineered corn traits aren’t approved for import in China, and Chinese rejections of U.S. corn and dried distiller grains (DDG) containing the Viptera trait (MIR 162) have set off an industry firestorm. Most recently, the seed company is facing legal action—a lawsuit from grain company Cargill Inc.

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Friday, October 31,2014

Drying corn this harvest

by WLJ
The time of year corn or other grain reaches maturity and the weather conditions can have a major impact on how quickly the grain will dry to a moisture content acceptable for storage or sale, explained Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist.

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