Aug
22
2014

Ag Producers Were Worried, But Nothing Came Of It

doabPresident Bush’s proposed 2002 budget has farmers and the banks that lend to them worried.

First, the Department of Agriculture budget includes no money for income assistance to farmers hard hit by low commodity prices. Last year the department’s budget set aside nearly $2.5 billion in emergency funds to help cash-strapped farmers repay loans and meet other obligations.

“If you look at agriculture over the last four years, the only way anybody has made any money is through government payments,” said Dennis McMillan, senior vice president at $1.3 billion-asset Busey Bank in Urbana, Ill.

Without that safety net, “these

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Jul
19
2014

Tips For Choosing The Best Anti Snoring Pillows And Mouthpieces

cbaspWhen endeavoring to choose the best anti snoring pillow, you have to consider the comfort that you can get. Snoring pillows are usually formed in a way that the neck will be realigned into its proper position. Manufacturers often make it comfortable to the users, especially those who snore a lot. Thus, if you cannot find comfort in the pillow you are choosing, better find another one. Second, look for quality anti snoring pillows. Some of the pillows are made with delicate materials that make it expensive so if you want the best, always take time to choose the …

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Jul
16
2014

Home Remedies For Panic Attacks That Really Work

hrfpdSedatives are often used by patients who suffer from panic attacks. Instead of buying a classical sedatives in drug stores, try finding home remedies for panic attacks like chamomile tea or valerian tincture. There are also other remedies that help with emotional problems.

Lavender is well known for its soothing effect. Lavender essential oil has nice scent that can make person less depressed. Some European studies have shown that lavender pills have reduced the symptoms that usually occur at anxious people. Unfortunately, these pills are not available in United States, but the Internet has made possible to purchase things …

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Jun
19
2014

Learning To Create Your Own Blog

ltcybThere are several things that you can learn when you create your own blog. First, you will have an idea on what blogging is all about. It is not just about yourself but it is also about sharing your ideas to the world and making your website known. Sometimes, people create blogs as their hobby, but as their audiences grew bigger, they can share a lot more and gain more respect and trust from the readers. Second, you can arrange your thoughts. When you create your own blog, you will have an opportunity to arrange every thought you have …

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Apr
28
2014

Chupacabra Madness! Conspiracies Abound!

cSome serious-minded investigators seek to initiate a scientific study of chupacabras and raise it above the level of ridicule. With this aim, Dr. Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo of the Miami UFO Center has given the alleged creatures the “scientific name” of “hemo predator.” His Web site contains details on the recent major sightings. It contains photos of animals that have supposedly been killed by chupacabras, and supposed tracks of the beast. You can even listen to a simulation of the Blood Predator’s fearsome cry. One intriguing hypothesis suggested on the Web site is that the chupacabras may actually be “alien pets.”

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Apr
28
2014

Protestors Hit Pay-Dirt

phpdCFF and its members have maintained that NPPC, as general contractor for checkoff-funded programs, has used checkoff money to promote the interests of integrated and large-sized producers at the expense of smaller producers. They have called the checkoff a “tax” and charged that the NPPCUSDA agreement “stole” a democratic election.

The agreement was reached after NPPC, the Michigan Pork Producers Assn. and certain Michigan pork producers sued USDA for alleged illegalities in irregularities in the referendum and after the U.S. Department of Justice advised USDA to negotiate a settlement.

In a news release from the Iowa Citizens for Community

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Apr
12
2014

Farm Taxes Can Be Intelligently Paid

ftcbipThe Internal Revenue Service had previously taken the position that in computing the increase in tax for an earlier year, the taxable income for such an earlier year, before adding the third of elected farm income from the current year, could not be less than zero. Now, however, the service, in its 2000 Farmers Tax Guide (IRS Pub No. 225), has changed its position, and agrees that taxable income from an earlier year can be a negative number. As a result of this changed position, the amount that tax averaging can save a farmer who had a loss

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Apr
12
2014

Beavers Add To The Problem

battpWhen flooding hit, it was clear there was a problem. Then, sadly, came the beavers. There was a virtual infestation.

“We discussed the situation with [crown corporation] Sask. Water and they said, ‘Do an environmental impact study,’ but they weren’t prepared to do anything,” explains Leo Fuhr, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Churchbridge. “Since ’95 we’ve paid out bounties on 900 beaver tails. One fellow had an infestation of 200 to 300 on his section of land. It was totally crazy. We finally said we just have to do it.”

In 1999 the RM hired two track hoes

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