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by WLJ
Jun 12, 2015
If an estate has a value greater than the exemption amount ($5.34 million in 2014), it must file a return. An estimated 2.7 percent of farm estates would be required to file an estate tax return in 2014, with about 0.8 percent of estates owing any federal estate tax.


News
by WLJ
Jun 12, 2015
During the committee’s deliberation over the bill, committee members debated about the bill and addressed proposed amendments. Bill author Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) argued that the repeal bill is necessary in the face of the EPA’s WOTUS law, finalized May 27.


News
by WLJ
Jun 12, 2015
Vilsack made the announcement during a visit to the Snake River Brewing Company in Jackson, WY. The company received a $13,810 USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant to install a solar panel to generate energy for the business.


News
by WLJ
Jun 12, 2015
With “drought” still dominating headlines nationwide, the concept of rain— specifically too much rain— is counterintuitive. But even as California and Nevada continue to bake in their years-long dry spell, states in the Great Plains, particularly the South, are under water.


News
by WLJ
Jun 12, 2015
U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both Wyoming Republicans, recently joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing legislation that would eliminate a costly and redundant U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation affecting pesticide users.


News
by WLJ
Jun 12, 2015
One of the first questions anyone answers is, “What do you want to be?” However, we don’t stop answering it as we grow older. College students are often asked this question and ask it of themselves. It is this question that prompted the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) student leaders to select the theme “BE: The Voice.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jun 12, 2015
All of our herd must be in optimal shape in order to attain prime breeding potential, but first-time heifers may have special needs. In order to create “reproduction momentum” in your herd, body condition scoring becomes paramount. A perfect world would allow for all cattle to breed and re-breed in an efficient, timely manner ever year.


Markets
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
April exports of U.S. pork reached the largest monthly volume in more than a year, while U.S. beef exports remained on a record value pace through April, according to data released by US- DA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) last week.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The program started at Glenn and Bev Rowe’s farm near Lorimor, IA. The Rowes are the 2015 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Environmental Stewardship Award Program winners. After a group meet-and-greet and burgers grilled by the Madison County Cattlemen’s Association, participants sat in on a session about ag professionalism led by Trainer Jodie Beach.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) 2015 Photo Contest is underway and is open to all who wish to enter. The only rule is that the photographs entered in the contest must include sheep or lambs raised in the U.S. Entries must be postmarked by Aug.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The Texas Department of Agriculture recently hosted a delegation of agriculture leaders from Ecuador and the United States to facilitate the trade of cattle between the two nations. Ultimately, the meeting has led to the sale of Brahman cattle from Texas ranches to Ecuadorian producers.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The beef checkoff, in partnership with the Egg Nutrition Center and National Dairy Council, recently shared checkofffunded protein research with the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) at their annual symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, with 430 registered dietitians (RD) in attendance.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The rule will bring the use of these drugs under veterinary supervision so that they are used only when necessary for assuring animal health.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
The 83rd General Session of the Annual World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held May 24-29 in Paris. OIE members examined and adopted new intergovernmental standards and guidelines aimed at preserving and improving animal health and welfare throughout the world.


News
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
Over 50 young cattlemen and women from across the country and from a wide variety of backgrounds in the cattle industry attended the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). Last week they traveled from NCBA’s office in Denver, stopping in Chicago and wrapping up in Washington D.


Opinion
by WLJ
Jun 5, 2015
How often we hear a grocer or restaurateur say, “What I want to buy is some of that good Midwest corn-fed beef!” Where does that come from? Part of it relates to the long history of feeding cattle there.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won the bureaucratic race over Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS, or the “Clean Water Rule” as it is called by EPA). On Wednesday, May 27, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Army Corps of Engineers, and President Barrack Obama announced.

News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
“Research has always been a high priority for the Angus Foundation,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation President. “We’re excited about offering these additional research white papers for the educational benefit of our supporters, Angus breeders and beef cattle industry leaders.


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the foundation. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer. To take advantage of the free My American Farm resources, games and activities,


News
by WLJ
May 29, 2015
Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also played an important role in amplifying its adverse effects, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and university partners.




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