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Rental Property

* This is an excerpt from Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

Due to depreciation, rental activities often generate net losses. Since rental activities are generally automatically passive under Code Sec. 469(c)(2) and (4), irrespective…

Business or Hobby? Active or Passive?

One advantage of a business is the ability to offset losses against income from other enterprises or wages. Whether the losses are currently deductible is determined by the classification of the business. The Internal Revenue Service consid…

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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Trips through the creek, treks up a mountainside and excursions in the woods are fun summer pastimes. Spending time outdoors is part of the fun of summertime. However, outdoor pests, such as ticks, can put a damper…

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Protect Yourself from Salmonella in Backyard Poultry

On May 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a Salmonella outbreak associated with backyard poultry.

So far, 52 cases have been reported across 21 states including Alabama. Of these 52 cases, 15 were in children yo…

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Summer Transition Checklist for Beef Cattle

To make the optimum transition from spring to summer, beef cattle producers should review these considerations for improved land and animal management.

1. Start with soils. Now is the time to collect and submit soil samples for analysis …

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Seedless Watermelons: A Sweet Summer Treat

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For many, watermelons are an all-time favorite summer treat. More recently, consumers are seeing more availability of seedless varieties of watermelons. The genetics of these varieties are quite complex. This compl…

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Beware of Invasive Pests

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With summer just around the corner, many people will be gearing up to make travel plans. Unfortunately, people are not the only ones on the move this summer. Spring and summer are critical times when damaging inv…

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Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

Alabama Extension’s Human Sciences unit is partnering with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Partnership for Children, and the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee to provide Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification.

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Alabama 4-H: Building a Better Future through Friendship and Leadership

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Confidence, better communication and positive community change are the focus of Alabama 4-H citizenship and leadership programs again this year. 4-H encourages members to learn, lead and make a difference in the …

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Alabama Extension Offers Insight on Center Pivot Irrigation Costs

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Producers face difficult decisions day in and day out. Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals have compiled information to help farmers consider all options when deciding whether to purchase and install…

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Winter Maintenance for Lawns and Landscapes

Eight tasks for the winter season to ensure your landscape is ready for spring growth.

Cut the grass
Cut warm season lawns to a height of 1-2 inches. Cut cool season lawns to a height of 3-4 inches. Winter snow and cold may damage roots…

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Winter Maintenance for Gardens and Flower Beds

Eight tasks for the winter season to ensure your landscape is ready for spring growth.
Remove finished and dead plants
Overwintering plant litter can harbor pests and diseases. Tilling under pest and disease free litter is another option….

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So You Have Soil Insect Pests – Now What?

…e-newsletter as the production season begins to stay informed of pest occurrences statewide. Visit https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/ipm-farming/alabama-ipm-communicator-newsletter/ and complete the online form to join the email list.

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Tasty Tacos Recipe

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking yummy Tasty Tacos. This recipe is a weekend favorite and perfect for the whole family.
Live Well Alabama
Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance P…

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IPM Guides Useful Tools For Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With spring planting just around the corner, row crop producers will be getting equipment and tools ready for planting. Among these tools is a group of informational recommendations related to insect and weed con…

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