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Farmers, ranchers and small-business operators can elect to take additional deductions in the first year for machinery and equipment purchases in 2011. These elections were extended under the recent tax law changes, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service economists.

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SHARON, N.D. -- It's déjà moo for Chris Johnson.

For the second straight year, the Sharon, N.D., rancher and his family have seen a torrent of twin calves that far exceeds what's normal.

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marketcattle_regThe spring feeder cattle marketing season in the Northern Plains is wrapping up, as most backgrounded cattle reached market weights and have been sold to feedlot buyers. Many auction markets are reporting sales volumes at 20 to 30 percent of peak runs in February. And the percentage of heifers selling is outnumbering steers as the heavier weight steers were sold earlier.

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The hot-iron brand, the West’s most recognized ownership stamp for 150 years, isn’t grading well with federal officials searching for uniform ways of identifying livestock.

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A conference that will address the growing trend of grass-fed beef production is scheduled June 8-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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