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Cattle prices may not be in the tube yet, but they’re circling the rim, and producers have no control over the markets. What we can control are input costs; it’s one way we can maintain profitability and ride out the hard times.

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2016 was quite a year for agricultural law. From the FAA passing UAS regulations, to a major water law decision by the Texas Supreme Court, to Congress passing a GMO labeling bill, a lot has happened in the past 12 months. This article will recap some of the highlights of the past year.

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Still have questions regarding implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) as it takes effect on Jan. 1, 2017? Be sure to check out those topics and points raised in the “VFD Bulletin – Understanding the Veterinary Feed Directive,” authored by Dr. Dee Griffin, director of the Texas Veterinary Medical Center partnership at Texas A&M University.

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Fencing is often a limiting factor in managing pastures. Producers often point to cost, time and labor, difficult terrain and short-term land leases as disincentives to installing better fencing infrastructure.

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We are heading into another busy season in the cattle business: feeding, calving and much more. This is a time to put the finishing touches on readying the facilities and equipment for the demands of the winter months ahead.

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Amount of money invested in equipment and tools by a beef cattle producer is usually significant; however, it is common to dedicate very little time for keeping these items in good working condition.

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