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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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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been in the news frequently as of late. The fairly recent listings of the lesser prairie chicken and New Mexico jumping mouse have caused a slew of controversy and litigation. Conversely, a federal judge in Utah recently struck down the listing of the Utah prairie dog, finding it to be an overreach of federal power.

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Many cattle in the country harbor some internal parasites. The varied geographic and climatic conditions of the Northwest allow for tremendous variation in the parasite load in cattle herds. Controlling internal parasites in grazing cattle has a significant positive return on investment, in most cases greater than any other management practice.

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For a lot of ranchers, especially in the western U.S., controlling burrowing rodents seems to be a battle that is never won.

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As late spring approaches, livestock producers should evaluate and select pasture fly control options available for their specific management system. This article focuses on three fly species which could economically impact pastured livestock: the horn fly, face fly and stable fly.

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Our world continues to change at an increasing rate. The goal of this article is to identify challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and their impacts on your leadership and management of your beef production business.

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Now that Republicans control the Senate, the question arises whether this will result in tax reform or at least impact how the IRS conducts its business.

Top aides to the president have made the IRS hostile turf to honest taxpayers.

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