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Monday, December 29,2014

Cover crops for soil health, water, yields

by WLJ
Growers who plant cover crops—including oilseed radish, cereal rye, Austrian winter pea and crimson clover—can also expect to reduce soil erosion and cut down on nutrient losses, according to Jim Hoorman, a soil expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Red clover as a cover crop, benefits and management

by WLJ
dry matter per acre. This is an extremely high amount. It also offers the variability of using medium red clover or mammoth clover to decide the timeframe in which the dry matter is applied to the field. • Weed suppressor—Once.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Study: preserving the soil´s health

by WLJ
The five-year study provides the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service with science-based information needed to develop incentives for wheat farmers to change from traditionaltillage fallow practices to undercutter-tillage or no-till fallow systems.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Aid to Navajo shepherds

by WLJ
More than 47 percent of the 89,745 sheep raised in New Mexico are in Navajo herds in McKinley and San Juan counties, while 83 percent of Arizona’s state herd is raised on Navajo land in the northeast region of the state, according to the USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture.

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Monday, December 29,2014

FSA announces new yield data for crop safety net calculations

by WLJ
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced the release of new yield data last Monday. Farmers can use the new information to update program payment yields that will help them better select protections offered by the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.

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Monday, December 29,2014

Ranchers sought for trade mission

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Australia is currently Montana’s second largest customer for beef semen purchases, yet Montana has never been on a trade mission to the country. “This is an exciting opportunity to grow in an important market and build on existing relationships,” said Marty Earnheart, Meats and Livestock Marketing Officer.

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Friday, December 19,2014

Plenty to celebrate

by WLJ
At the close of each year, it’s helpful to take a look back to analyze not only our own cattle businesses but the entire marketplace as we continue planning for the coming months and year.

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Friday, December 19,2014

Ag producers should do tax planning pre-year end

by WLJ
“In tax planning, it is best to start with year-todate income and expenses and estimate them for the remainder of the year,” says Ron Haugen, North Dakota State University Extension Service Farm Economist. “Do not forget any income that was deferred to 2014 from a previous year.

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Friday, December 19,2014

Carnahan Ranches and the National Western: 108 years and counting

by WLJ
The National Western Stock Show runs on the backs of its dedicated exhibitors, volunteers and other patrons, many of whom measure their participation and support not by years, but by generations.

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Friday, December 19,2014

Cattle market factors to watch in 2015

by WLJ
In 2014, cattle and beef prices advanced from (what were then) record levels at the beginning of the year to a nearly continuous series of record levels throughout the year.

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