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Ag News and Views: December 2012

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Long-term strategies help minimize taxes

As Ben Franklin once noted, the only two things one can count on with certainty are death and taxes. Most Americans go to extra lengths in order to delay them both as long as possible.

Online calculators help make management decisions

Noble Research Institute consultants have developed a series of online decision support calculators to help farmers and ranchers. The latest allows producers to determine the feasibility of purchasing an overhead feed bin and truck-mounted feeder.

Passing the buck increases antler size

Our most common recommendation to land managers for improving antler quality on white-tailed deer is to increase the age structure of the male segment of the herd. In other words, let the bucks get older.

Phone app provides soils data in the field

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of California-Davis Soil Resource Lab recently developed an app for smartphone-using farmers, ranchers or others interested in land stewardship.