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Friday, November 5,2010

Red Angus Foundation, Inc. raises $28,000

by DTN
The Red Angus Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) raised $28,000 through the auction of seven signed and numbered prints of Tim Coxs limited-edition Where Change Comes Slowly piece during the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) national convention in Springfield, MO.

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Friday, November 5,2010

Distillers grains to displace more than 1 billion bushels of corn

by DTN
This year, for the first time, distillers grains will displace more than 1 billion bushels of corn in domestic feed rations, according to estimates from the ProExporter Network.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Drought hits hay producers

by DTN
While some areas of the U.S. are experiencing drought conditions that have dried up pastures and forced livestock producers to feed hay weeks earlier than usual, the overall outlook for hay supplies does not seem to be quite as severe.

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Friday, October 29,2010

Hold down winter feed costs with these feed alternatives

by DTN
For Troy Ellis, winter feeding is all about holding the line on body condition and making sure cows and heifers are in good shape for a round of AI work by mid- November. But this year, it's looking to be a more expensive proposition.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Cattle market shifting as corn prices climb

by DTN
Cow/calf producers and backgrounders who can hold onto animals a little longer and add forage-based pounds should be in a sweet spot to sell going into 2011. Corn prices, spurred ahead by lower-than-expected production and a drop in carryout, will now encourage feeders to opt for heavier animals than they may have wanted just a month ago.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Panel: Ethanol drives up food prices

by DTN
The panel discussion, part of a CME Group Inc. conference on global financial leadership in Naples, FL, comes as the debate over food versus fuel returns. The issue had been dormant for much of the past two years, but heated up again in recent weeks as corn prices reached two-year highs.

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Friday, October 22,2010

Corn prices may limit meat production

by DTN
A sudden spike in corn prices may limit U.S. meat production in 2011, according to John Harrington, DTN chief livestock market analyst.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Producers get tax break in new bill

by DTN
Farmers could harvest sizable tax write-offs in a new small-business law giving extra incentives for end-of-year equipment and truck purchases. The U.S. House approved the legislation Sept. 24 following Senate action earlier this fall, and President Barack Obama signed it into law last Monday.

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Friday, October 1,2010

Pasture rents poised for increase

by DTN
In Texas, there are a lot of good reasons for landowners to keep pasture rental rates steady. One of the biggest is called an agricultural use exemption and without it, landowners can see property taxes go up about tenfold.

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Friday, September 24,2010

Resurrecting the death tax

by DTN
One minute past midnight, Dec. 31, 2010, the amount of taxes your heirs will pay goes from zero to a top rate of 55 percent. Would that be enough of a tax bill to drop the ax on the farm as family members are forced to sell a lifetime of work off in pieces to pay Uncle Sam?.

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