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by DTN
2016 June 24
Agriculture’s 24/7 workload poses special issues for payroll. Most farmers assume they are not required to pay overtime for any farm work performed by their employees, points out Paul Neiffer, a CPA with CliftonLarsonAllen in Yakima, WA. But given the new rules imposed by the Department of Labor (DOL) starting Dec.

2016 June 24
The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands met last week to discuss the wild horse problem. They discussed challenges and potential solutions to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Wild Horse and Burro Program. Steve Ellis, Deputy Director of Operations at

2016 June 24
“What am I doing?” The question came from a perplexed young student who was part of a schoolsponsored field trip to the Dickinson Research Extension Center. These young people were spending the day in an agricultural environment, walking through our pastures and fields, as well as the farm shelter belts planted in the past decades.
by DTN
2016 June 20
In Midwestern areas such as Nebraska, the major effect on alfalfa growers has been delays in first cutting, which could lead to some loss in quality, according to Bruce Anderson, Professor of Agronomy and Extension Forage Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


by USDA
2016 June 20
“Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” said FSA Administrator Val Dolcini. “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers across the spectrum of American agriculture to get involved in this year's elections.


2016 June 20
The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) held its annual meeting last week in Colorado Springs. Members from throughout the state had opportunities to hear from a wide range of speakers and participate in panel discussions. In addition a robust trade show added to learning experiences with regular “Café Chat” sessions and advice from vendors.


2016 June 20
Domestic sheep have grazed on the Gravelly Landscape of southwestern Montana since the 1860s. But the Gallatin Wildlife Association is suing to get those sheep removed. The group claims that domestic sheep are responsible for disease outbreaks among the bighorn sheep population, introduced to the area by Montana Fish and Wildlife in 2001.


2016 June 20
The Tureceks have ranched and farmed on the eastern plains of Colorado since 1910. Over the last 36 years, Keven and Sandi Turecek have combined land from both sides of the family to create what is now the Stacked Lazy 3 Ranch, a cow/calf and dryland wheat business comprised of 5,000 acres of farmland and 30,000 acres of pasture.


by WLJ
2016 June 20
The Meat Industry Hall of Fame recently announced the members of the class of 2016. The class was selected from a distinguished list of nominees and a record number of votes were cast by current members of the Hall of Fame and the organization’s board of trustees.


2016 June 20
I used to think multitasking should be a top goal of management here. Within natural systems like forage and cows, lots of things are always going on at the same time. What if I could do enough things correctly and on time to fit those systems together just right?.