Affordable Health Care and Taxes

by Mark E. Battersby Like it or not, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled and the so-called “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) is now the law of the land – and the Tax Code. Not quite hitting home as yet is the full impact the ACA’s 20+ tax hikes will have not only on large businesses,…

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Ranch Management University Scheduled

Program to address forage, livestock management after drought Restocking after a drought can be a difficult call: Is the drought over, is there enough forage to sustain cattle, what makes the most economic sense? The answers to these and other questions will be discussed at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s Ranch Management University scheduled Oct.…

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Market Notes: Protect Your Risk

By Luke Schwieterman The Cattle on Feed report this month was as expected by analysts. 101% on feed, 89% placements and 100% marketed. The most outstanding news is short bought packers are paying up for limited cattle supplies. In the last three weeks we’ve seen cash cattle price rise seven dollars and expect a couple…

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Your Shop as Customer Service Department

by Don Tyler Through years of working in the shop, managing a shop crew and now coaching shop managers, I’ve found there is a consistent pattern to mechanic’s complaints. From, “I can’t ever find my tools…” to, “How can we do regular maintenance when people keep interrupting us to fix something they tore up…” it…

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Controlling Burdock

by Heather Smith Thomas To successfully control an undesirable plant, learn how it grows and reproduces. Mowing or spraying at the wrong time of year may be wasted effort and expense. You must attack it when it is most vulnerable. Burdock is a perfect example, according to Dr. Don Morishita, University of Idaho Professor of…

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