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MANAGEMENT

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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For most producers in the West, elk are an expected and accepted nuisance in the winter, but for a neighborhood of ranchers in Montana, elk are a persistent problem all year long.

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It’s one thing to start, another to survive. What makes the difference?

That may seem like a trick question with subjective answers, but ranchers will cite common denominators, tricks of the trade that apply.

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I discussed risk in an article a couple of months ago and explained that risk exposure is often a daily occurrence for most cattle producers and often comes in two forms: price risk and production risk.

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This article is part two in a two-part series. Click here to read part one of Avoiding probate with beneficiary designations: Part one

Transfer on death (TOD) deeds, also called beneficiary designation deeds, are becoming a popular estate-planning tool for many. They are a simple and low-cost method for a person to avoid probate on real property.

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The new tax law signed by President Trump, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), has several provisions beneficial to owners and breeders in the horse and livestock industries. I will discuss some of the highlights.

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As a group, farmers and ranchers are the hardest-working, highest-quality, most honest people around. They’re also among the poorest financial thinkers.

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