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Follow product guidelines when heating barns and farm outbuildings

When the weather turns cold, some farmers begin working more often in unheated barns and workshops. Many also begin using wood-burning stoves or space heaters, which can present safety concerns.



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USDA launches online rural tax resource

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency has announced the availability of a new website called Rural Tax Education at ruraltax.org. The site was created to provide farmers and ranchers with information on agriculture-related income and self-employment tax issues.



Hand-held phone ban to take effect Jan. 3 for commercial drivers

Farmers and others who drive commercial motor vehicles will be subject to stricter rules governing the use of hand-held mobile phones starting Jan. 3, 2012.



Beef is at top of shoplifters’ lists, Adweek reports

Choice cuts of beef such as filet mignon are among the most-shoplifted merchandise in the country, trade publication Adweek reported recently.



Speaker: Farmers can train beef and dairy herds to eat weeds

Farmers can reduce feed costs and increase their profit by teaching cows to eat more weeds than grass, a nationally known livestock expert says.



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