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2015 June 26
At the CL Ranch just west of Calgary, the grass looked good to us but they said they had only an inch of rain since April. We were told if they didn’t get more rain soon it would be bone dry in 30 days. I’m happy to say that they received a good soaking the very next day.


by WLJ
2015 June 26
We often click “agree to all terms” before doing a bit of online business, and rarely try to read the 15 pages of fine print. Every day we hear in 10 seconds about new drugs that may help if we don’t worry about side effects crammed into the next 20 seconds.


2015 June 26
Growing up on a farm or ranch seemed to be the norm and something everyone did. At least that was the thinking for all those kids who grew up in the middle of the last century. Granted, not everyone wanted to stay on the home place, but regardless of where life led, the memories of those carefree days are real.


2015 June 26
Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and now presidential candidate, filed 17 state income tax returns last year. Many Americans file multiple state income tax returns in states where they do not live or work, but where they own a business or have income-producing activities.


by DTN
2015 June 22
 John Harrington, DTNGENERAL COMMENTS: Limited commotion in feedlot country Monday was tied to the distribution of showlists. The new offering appeared to be generally mixed, larger in Texas and
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2015 June 22
 Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm MondaySo far for Monday trading has been at a standstill in the major feeding regions. Last week live sales sold at 150.00 in the Souther
by WLJ
2015 June 19
On any landscape, there are opportunities to reduce the amount of water evaporated from the soil. One option for grazers is to leave the grazed stubble a little taller so it shades the soil a little more. For instance, if you normally graze to a four-inch stubble height, try grazing to a five-inch stubble height.


2015 June 19
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to conduct monetary policy. Beginning with the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, Congress has delegated this authority to the Federal Reserve (Fed). Congress has provided the Fed with a dual mandate: price stability and maximum employment.


by DTN
2015 June 19
“Growers have the newest fleet of equipment in the last 40 years. They can run without high repair bills,” notes Wade Litton, General Manager of Wade Inc., a John Deere dealership with 11 locations in the Mississippi Delta. Well-tooled operations combined with an abrupt collapse in grain farm incomes and uncertainty over Sec.


2015 June 19
The U.S. House of Representatives passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) June 18 by a vote of 218-208 as stand-alone legislation, without the previous accompanying resolution for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Due to TAA being stripped from the trade package, the TPA legislation must now go back to the full Senate for reconsideration.


2015 June 19
Cover crops have seen increased use over recent years to assist crop farmers to capture soil nutrients, protect soil, preserve moisture and generally improve soil health. Many cover crops are grown during fallow time between the main cash crops grown on the farm.


by WLJ
2015 June 19
The Flying Diamond Ranch, owned and managed by the Scott and Jean Johnson family, is the recipient of the 2015 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award. The award was presented during the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) annual convention last week in Steamboat Springs, CO.


2015 June 19
The calendar says June and fly season in the northern climates is under way. Now is the time to be implementing your fly control program. The two major species of flies that cause the most serious production losses are the horn fly and face fly. The horn fly alone is estimated to cause animal losses to the U.




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