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Friday, October 8,2010

OBITUARY

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Tom Shaw took his last breath on earth and his first breath in heaven on Oct. 1, 2010, with his family at his side. Born in McCall, ID, on May 26, 1926, he was the fourth and youngest child of Roy and Lora (Sis) Shaw. He graduated from McCall-Donnelly High School in 1944 and joined the U.

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Friday, October 8,2010

New study shows extent of degradation and recovery on western rangelands

by WLJ
USDA recently released a new study by scientists and conservationists showing that non-federal rangelands in the western U.S. are productive, but that non-native grasses and shrubs pose a potential threat to the rangelands productivity.

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Friday, October 8,2010

PRODUCT news

by WLJ
Freddie Davis, a rancher-farmer in Royse City, TX, faced a problem common to many. I wasnt going to have enough hay to make it through the winter. I was going to have to buy about $6,000 worth of hay to make up the shortfall.

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Friday, October 8,2010

Wine Country restaurant Saddles earns 2010 California Beef Backer award

by WLJ
The California Beef Council (CBC) announced that Saddles at MacArthur Place in Sonoma, CA, has been recognized as the recipient of the 2010 California Beef Backer Award.

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Friday, October 8,2010

Finalists announced for the 2010 Utah Leopold Conservation Award

by WLJ
Sand County Foundation, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Utah Cattlemens Association, and Western AgCredit are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award.

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Friday, October 8,2010

TIAA acquires controlling interest in Westchester Group, Inc.

by WLJ
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) has acquired a controlling interest in Westchester Group, Inc. (Westchester), one of the nations premier, independent agricultural asset managers.

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Friday, October 8,2010

Minnesota's TB status upgraded

by WLJ
Effective Oct. 1, 2010, the majority of Minnesota has been upgraded to bovine Tuberculosis (TB) Accredited-Free, and a small area in northwest Minnesota changed to Modified Accredited Advanced (MAA).

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Friday, October 8,2010

Heed the snake's oath: "Don't tread on me"

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Autumn, with its cooler temperatures and shorter days, is a busy season for ranch horses. Fall works are underway and horses are a vital part of ranching operations. Autumn is also a busy time for rattlesnakes, too.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Future is hazy for death and taxes

by Maria E. Tussing - WLJ Correspondent
The so-called death tax, or more politically correctly estate tax, is levied on the assets of a person who dies, when the assets are transferred to another. For farm and ranch families, the assets are usually in the form of land, machinery and livestock.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Proactive buckaroo outfit wins 2010 BLM Range Stewardship Award

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In all likelihood, many livestock operators have contemplated how collaborating with groups outside the industry might enhance rangeland, wildlife, public image, and even production levels. But the risk of going out on a limb to invite outsiders in to study, assess, and judge grazing practices makes many producers back away.

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