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Twin Falls County officials are considering adopting new rules and penalties for ranchers and farmers when their livestock or other large animals escape the confines of fenced fields and wander onto roadways or private property.

Supporters say the proposal is intended to streamline how the county holds owners accountable for their livestock and, ultimately, improve public safety for motorists.

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A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln poll says nearly 70 percent of rural Nebraskans want adequate exercise and space for livestock, as well as other conditions that may be good for their mental health.

But the Nebraska Rural Poll says they don't think increased regulations are needed to ensure proper care of the animals.

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Continuing its commitment to the future of farming in Texas, Houston-based Mahindra USA is proud to announce its corporate sponsorship of the Texas FFA. In return for a cash donation, the tractor leader will receive promotional consideration on Texas FFA materials, newsletters and website along with representation at the association’s various conferences and conventions.

“The FFA is a dynamic student-led leadership development organization for students of agricultural education and for that reason this sponsorship is a natural fit for us,” said Mahindra USA’s Marketing Communications Manager, Martin Cisneros. “We are committed to our farming community and happy to sponsor the FFA, an organization that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.”

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Alltech
has once again successfully defended its technology and innovation. The United States Patent and Trademark Office confirmed the validity of U.S. Patent No. 6,045,834 C1, which pertains to Alltech's unique composition for binding and inactivating mycotoxins in animal feed, as well as the process for forming the main ingredient. The patent will remain in place through April 16, 2019.

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Alltech
has partnered with global online network iHigh for the creation of a web portal and streaming video channel specifically devoted to agriculture. The Alltech Ag Network will provide a platform for agriculture’s stories to be told, specifically through the live online broadcast of agriculture events.

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As Kubota Corporation, Osaka, Japan, begins to celebrate 40 years in the U.S., the global equipment manufacturer hits another milestone as its U.S. distributor Kubota Tractor Corporation, Torrance, California, announces it has retailed 1.5 million Kubota units in America.

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