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Friday, November 5,2010

LEGALLY speaking

by John Alan Cohan - Contributing Columnist
After about 30 years handling tax audits, appeals and U.S. Tax Court cases, it seems to me that the IRS is taking a more aggressive approach against people in various industriesincluding livestock and horse activities. If you are audited by the IRS and you have a history of losses with little or no profits, the following advice pertains to you.

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Friday, November 5,2010

COMMENTS

Common sense

by Pete Crow - Publisher
It was a good week in some parts of the country after Tuesdays events. On Wednesday morning, after the tally was made, it appeared that hope and change took on a whole new meaning. This was the largest voter turnout for any midterm election in history, which shows us just how disappointed the country is about the current state of our government.

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Friday, October 29,2010

KAY'S korner

by Steve Kay - Contributing Columnist
Here's a simple question to start. Why do you think live cattle prices shot above $100 the week before last? I'm sure you know the reasons, but let me offer another. Packers are throwing money at cattle feeders in a brazen attempt to bribe them into opposing the proposed Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule.

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Friday, October 29,2010

GUEST opinion

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There's a reason U.S. beef is the best in the world. For decades, U.S. producers like me have invested in genetic improvements and herd-management practices that have allowed us to add value and enhance the quality and safety of our products for consumers in the U.

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Friday, October 22,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
There are quite a few regulatory issues affecting agriculture that have been promoted by the Obama administration. Most of the real damage is coming from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Just the clean water and clean air issues alone pose a great threat to the profitability of agriculture.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Longevity

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
The oldest cow on record died in Ireland in 1993 at the age of 49, having been born on St. Patricks Day 1944 in Kerry and producing 39 calves over time. So she missed a few yearsbig deal.

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Friday, October 22,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Third-party verification sounds and is very simple. For someone who wants assurances that others are doing what they say they are doing, you simply ask a third, unbiased person to validate the claims.

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Friday, October 15,2010

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Berry attended a one-room country school with four other boys. He then attended Cheyenne High School and was a member of the ROTC. He graduated from high school in 1936 and enrolled at the University of Wyoming for one year on a Union Pacific Scholarship.

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Friday, October 8,2010

COMMENTS

by Pete Crow - Publisher
The proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act have sure gained a lot of attention from members of the House and Senate. Last week, several lawmakers wrote USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack asking him to conduct a thorough economic analysis of the proposed rule changes, which seems like a reasonable request.

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Friday, October 8,2010

BEEF talk

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Fall is, depending on where one lives, the time to process calves. As producers, fall also is the last time we physically have the calf in our possession. We need to take the time to note or record the information we would like to have for each calf..

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