Daily Archives: July 11, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs the new neighbors are a little rough around the edges

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs the new neighbors are a little rough around the edges

FarmTalk

  1. When they open their front door in the morning, it looks like a jailbreak from the kennel club.
  2. There doesn’t seem to be as much road-kill around as there used to be.

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It’s Time To Start Thinking About Stockpiling to Extend Your Grazing Season

It’s Time To Start Thinking About Stockpiling to Extend Your Grazing Season

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

First, you need enough land to be able to defer grazing in some of your pastures so the forage can grow into the fall and be there for you after the first frost. If you get good moisture, your stockpile will grow better.

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Beef Production Heats Up

Beef Production Heats Up

Paul Dykstra

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Beef production is heating up in a big way as the long-awaited fed-cattle numbers have shaken loose. With the late-April, early-May bottleneck of tight supplies behind us, we now see the impressive ability of our nation’s packers to push production to the brink.

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Ready or not — blockchain will change the way ag does business

Ready or not — blockchain will change the way ag does business

Amanda Radke

Beef Magazine

In layman’s terms, blockchain is a continuously growing list of digital records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography, essentially a secret code for secure communication. Each block contains a timestamp and transaction data to create an open, distributed ledger that is verifiable in a permanent way.

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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to $4.7 Million Cattle Ponzi Scheme

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to $4.7 Million Cattle Ponzi Scheme

Wyatt Bechtel

Drovers

A man from Missouri has plead guilty to a $4.7 million investment fraud scheme where he defrauded investors who thought he was turning major profits reselling cattle. On June 26, Cameron J. Hager, 42, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner.

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Cattlemen: Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh could fix WOTUS

Cattlemen: Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh could fix WOTUS

AgDaily

President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy is a step in the right direction according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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The Biggest Threats to Successful Estate Planning

The Biggest Threats to Successful Estate Planning

Cari RIncker

Poor estate planning is a recipe for disaster. Look no further than Dickens’ Bleak House—or a telenovela—to witness the tragedy and melodrama inadequate estate planning can cause. While having your estate planning documents prepared is the first hurdle to overcoming these types of disasters, there are several threats that lurk around the corner that might derail your wishes.

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