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Over time, negative cash flows will put farm and ranch businesses, and the lifestyle of the owners, at serious risk. The following suggestions for adding to cash flow are adapted from Iowa State Extension AgDecsionmaker C3-58, Farm Financial Management: 16 Ways to Stretch Cash Flow, written by William Edwards, retired extension ag economist.

The 2019 Kansas Livestock Association Young Stockmen’s Academy met for its first session last week in Topeka. The class consists of 20 young cattlemen and women from across the state. Merck Animal Health is again the exclusive sponsor of the program.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program announces the addition of two new university extension programs to the annual Regional Youth Crop Scouting Competition. Students participating in University of Minnesota and the University of Kentucky events will join students from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana in the regional competition. Registration will open in March.

The Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction, Ada, Oklahoma, estimated reported receipts of 1,125 head selling Feb. 13, compared to 1,856 head a week ago and 1,602 head last year, according to the USDA-Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.