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The livestock sector will see increased profitability this year, according to Dr. David Kohl, Virginia Tech ag economics professor emeritus. He cited low cattle numbers and solid demand for beef, and he noted the prior movement of land “resources out of cattle and into grain sales when that market was high. Only some of those folks will return.”

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When it comes to foodborne illnesses, few rival E. coli for the damaging effect it can have on humans.

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Well, there you are.

Old Paint’s lathered up; your rope is all kinked and has about 15 pounds of mud on it, and it feels like you’re trying to throw a grenade instead of the light nylon twine you had about 30 minutes ago.

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The management and use of cool-season forages may provide an opportunity for improved economic return in stocker operations. However, careful consideration and understanding of plant-animal management strategies are needed for success.

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Every animal has bacteria in their digestive system, and without these bacteria, they could not digest forage, grain or vitamins. As a result, farmers actually need to consider how to best feed the microbes in their animals’ digestive tracts.

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Think about the last contract you signed. Did it contain an alternative dispute resolution clause? Did you agree to mediation or arbitration? Do you know the difference between the two and how either will impact your legal rights?

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