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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by DTN
Jun 26, 2015
Two features of the 2014 farm bill’s crop insurance coverage will be expanded to winter wheat and other crops starting in 2016, US- DA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced recently. The move should aid growers besieged by extreme yield swings due to drought or excess moisture, although the benefits won’t come without higher premium costs.


Cattle and Beef Markets
by DTN
Jun 19, 2015
“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.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by DTN
Jun 12, 2015
Beardi, who spent 22 years in the Army, said he was going through “intense therapy” for a year and a half at Walter Reed Hospital after being “blown up” in Iraq, when a Vietnam veteran picked him up twice a week and took him to a farm, where he found the physical exercise and working with animals to be therapeutic.


Cattle and Beef Markets
by DTN
Jun 5, 2015
For too many, planning means a focus on next week’s activities. However, when it comes to income taxes, the perspective needs to be long-term. Today’s tax rate system is insanely complex (by design, but that’s a topic for another day). The hazard is not merely a more steeply graduated rate system; it’s also the layering of additional taxes (the 3.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by DTN
May 8, 2015
The questions are often the same. Does it make sense to give my land to the kids now before it becomes my estate? Or perhaps I should sell some of it during my lifetime? Or is it better to just let them inherit the land? I’ve heard these questions for years, but with our constantly changing tax system, the answers might now be different.
Daily Market Update
by DTN
Apr 22, 2015
GENERAL COMMENTS: A light to moderate business surfaced in most cattle feeding areas today with some feedlot managers accepting lower bids. Live sales in the South were mostly marked at $158, $3 lower
Daily Market Update
by DTN
Apr 14, 2015
GENERAL COMMENTS: Cattle country could have doubled for a ghost town Tuesday, lifeless in terms of either bids or definite asking prices. Some showlists were priced around $165-$166 in the South and $
Daily Market Update
by DTN
Apr 6, 2015
Moderate early week support has stepped back into the complex early Monday with mixed live cattle trade now showing narrow to moderate gains. Light buyer support is helping to hold strong gains through lean hog futures.
Cattle and Beef Markets
by DTN
Mar 13, 2015
The president’s State of the Union message advocated a new top 28 percent capital gain rate and partial elimination of the stepup in basis that occurs at death. That would make sales of farmland a tax disaster. However, with the Republicans controlling the House and the Senate, those proposals have little chance of enactment.


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