WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama proposed a multi-trillion-dollar-budget Feb. 13. The president said the budget is designed to spur job creation and impose higher taxes on the rich. However, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President J.D. Alexander says the president’s take on the estate tax threatens job creation and punishes the producers of food and fiber.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
March 05, 2012
TOWNER, N.D. — After a long hiatus from my old running days and marathon training, I’ve decided to lace up the sneakers and start pounding the gravel roads and trails around the ranch again. Why on earth would a guy run when there are so many other perfectly good modes of transportation out there?
BISMARCK, N.D. — Average North Dakota farmland values, for purposes of taxation, have increased 29 percent. Property taxes on that land should not automatically be allowed to increase by the same amount, and that’s what will happen if local governments don’t reduce their level of taxation accordingly.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The possible role of the veterinary use of antibiotics in the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of pathogens that have the potential to cause serious human illness has generated considerable attention in recent years.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
February 13, 2012
SHARON, N.D. — Veteran rancher Keith Johnson has lived through droughts, blizzards and long stretches of poor prices. That makes him appreciate this winter even more. Beef prices have soared to record highs, reaching levels he describes as “unimaginable, the highest we’ve seen in our lifetime.”
TOWNER, N.D. — The past year had its ups and downs, but luckily for the family, one of the ups has been the cattle market. Having just sold last year’s calves and having close to 20 years of cattle markets to compare it to since I came back to the ranch after college, I can say I much prefer selling into an up market than a down market.
TOWNER, N.D. — After a few years of having winters we’d like to forget, this year, we’ve gotten a winter we want to remember . . . so far. On Jan. 10, I did chores wearing a vest instead of a jacket and there wasn’t a speck of snow on the ground. It was so nice, I even had my earflaps tucked up inside of my cap, and that doesn’t often happen in January in North Dakota.
Fort Berthold Reservation rancher Pete Fredericks says he still hasn’t recovered from a brutal winter nearly 30 years ago that wiped out half his black Angus herd. White ranchers in the region fared better because they got financial help from the federal government, he says.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
September 08, 2009
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