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Spreadsheet calculates cost of CRP hay and grazing

Jul 30, 2012 by Drovers
With the announced Aug. 2 opening of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) ground in all Iowa counties for emergency haying and grazing for certain practices, producers may be wondering whether to use their land for those

Hay feeding cost can be substantially reduced

Jul 30, 2012 by Drovers
The Southern Great Plains region was fortunate to have a tremendous wheat crop in 2012. From that crop a lot of cool season annual forage was harvested to help replenish the depleted hay supply. However, after one of th

Cattle-Fax: It’s not all doom and gloom

Jul 27, 2012 by Drovers
While this year's drought has profoundly affected the cattle outlook, Cattle-Fax analyst Kevin Good presented some signs of hope Friday during the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver.

Tax consequences to drought

Jul 25, 2012 by Drovers
It's been a few years since we've had to deal with the drought related tax laws, but with the recent drought conditions across the Midwest, it's a good time to review them.

Dust Bowl 2012? Not so fast

Jul 20, 2012 by Drovers
As the Midwest drought of 2012 intensifies, parched fields and mounting numbers of heat-stressed livestock are fueling the rumors of a developing disaster that could rival the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Wean right

Jul 20, 2012 by Drovers
Weaning calves on the ranch can pay, especially when low-stress methods help protect their health and performance.

New Orleans Cold Storage opens new warehouse

Jul 19, 2012 by Drovers
The oldest cold storage company in North America is opening a massive, new 142,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse at the Port of New Orleans on Thursday, July 19. This expansion for the 126-year-old New Orleans Cold

IRS shows no mercy

Jul 18, 2012 by Drovers
When your tax preparer tells you that you must meet the "letter of the law" in a transaction, you should heed their warning.