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Read how to improve your supervision of employees, financial matters, identification and record keeping. Learn more about land use issues that affect your operation.

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Many cattle producers in the Western region of the U.S. are dependent upon federal grazing permits to sustain their livelihoods. The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology has estimated that grazing permit holders account for more than half of the commercial cattle in the 11 Western states.

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The U.S. Drought Monitor is an important tool for forage producers to monitor during the late summer. With favorable soil moisture conditions and few extremely high daily temperatures existing for most of the Southern Great Plains during early and mid-summer, most producers are experiencing less impact from dry or drought conditions as compared to a typical August.

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I enjoyed reading April’s edition of Progressive Cattleman that featured the “Cowboy commandments” by Lee Pitts. As I was nodding my head and giggling in my office, one commandment that really struck home with me was a generational word of wisdom.

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My parents moved onto the family farm when I was 2 years old. From that time until my 20s, when I moved away to pursue my own non-farming career, I had the same neighbors. I didn’t realize how special that was until I had my own family and experienced the constant turnover of neighbors as the houses next door changed ownership.

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We have had the builders, the baby boomers, the generation Xers – and now the generation making influential impacts on society is called the millennials.

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There is no way around it; farm and ranch work can be dangerous. Employee injuries on farms and ranches occur and result in grave damages. In certain situations, an injured employee may be able to (or required to) seek recovery under workers’ compensation statutes.

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