Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

Taxing ag out of business

Taxing ag out of business


President Barack Obama proposed a multi-trillion-dollar-budget Feb. 13. The president said the budget is designed to spur job creation and impose higher taxes on the rich. However, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President J.D. Alexander says the president’s take on the estate tax threatens job creation and punishes the producers of food and fiber.

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Protect your investment: 7 More Things Every Producer Should Know

Protect your investment: 7 More Things Every Producer Should Know

Katrina Huffstutler

The Cattleman

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s (TSCRA) 30 special rangers are a busy bunch of men. Scattered throughout Texas and Oklahoma, they’re trained in all facets of law enforcement and have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry.

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Over-regulation Threatens Domestic Production

Over-regulation Threatens Domestic Production


Animal housing, environmental, drug, trading and labor regulations all threaten to move US livestock production offshore, according to a new report.

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Dr. Mike Apley addresses antibiotic residues

Dr. Mike Apley addresses antibiotic residues

Bovine Veterinarian

The beef checkoff recently hosted a seminar with Dr. Mike Apley, veterinarian at Kansas State University, to address the subject of antibiotic residues.

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Slow Start for Orphan Calf

Slow Start for Orphan Calf

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

A newborn calf needs about 8% of its body weight in colostrum in the first 12 hours of life, without it the animal is usually set up for lifetime of poor performance.

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Protecting the Future of Agriculture

Protecting the Future of Agriculture

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

Agri Marketing

In communities across our nation, no tradition runs deeper from generation to generation than that of working on a family farm.

By working alongside their parents, grandparents and neighbors, young people learn important life skills and values – the values of hard work, personal responsibility and perseverance. They learn how to problem solve and work on a team to get things done. Agriculture is a way of life; but now the federal government wants to fundamentally change that way of life.

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Grass-Fed Beef – Is it What’s Killing the Planet?

Grass-Fed Beef – Is it What’s Killing the Planet?


Daily Kos

I’ve tried to avoid arguing absolutes in these diaries: Is a vegetarian diet the "most" sustainable diet? It doesn’t matter. The point I made was that cattle ranching can be done sustainably.

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