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Trade, Trust and Trump

Regardless whether you're a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or a card-carrying Mugwump, I think we can all agree that President Donald Trump is a man not afraid to change his mind. Of course, that's not to say that everyone would characterize this ... Read More

Rancher's onions plundered following social media post

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Onions intended as supplemental feed for cattle were plundered after a person discovered the piles and posted about it on social media, a New Mexico rancher said. A person stumbled across the more than 30,000 pounds (13,6... Read More

Beef Supply Facing Mounting Market Pressures

A recent report from Rabobank shows dryness in the south is pointing towards tightening of beef supplies. The Rabobank Beef Quarterly report shows beef cow slaughter numbers are up ten percent through mid-April from a year ago, driven by ongoing d... Read More

Producers Urged to Plan for Possible Drought-Driven Culling

It may be time to cut cattle stocking rates by as much as 10% in some parts of the Northern Plains. That news comes as drought conditions that began last year there continue, and many producers are warned to expect reductions in forage production o... Read More

Wolf-like animal shot in central Montana, DNA tests underway

DENTON, Mont. (AP) — A central Montana rancher shot a wolf-like animal after it was spotted in a pasture with livestock, but a closer look prompted state wildlife officials to take DNA samples to determine what type of animal it was. Fish, Wildl... Read More

Cattle on Feed Report 5-25 *AUDIO*

Released May 25, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).   Listen to Jerry Stowell of Country Futures take on the report here: http:/... Read More

Sasse Introduces Livestock Haulers Legislation

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Ben Sasse led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act. Currently, overly strict trucking regulations from the Department of Transportation require mandatory r... Read More

Fescue May Lower Conception Rates Two Ways

Researchers and cattle producers have known for years that fescue pastures containing a common toxic endophyte can hurt cow conception rates. That same endophyte can affect semen quality in bulls, as well. Scott L. Pratt, Clemson University animal... Read More

Great Plains Grazing to host May 25 webinar on ‘limit feeding’ during drought

MANHATTAN, Kan. – In years when hay and forage production is low due to drought, hay prices often escalate, and in severe cases, forage of any kind may be hard to obtain. Limit feeding can be a cost effective strategy to retain the cow herd nucleus... Read More

Missouri Cattlemen's Fake Meat Bill Passes

A Missouri omnibus agriculture bill contacting provisions against so-called fake meat has passed the state legislature. The language prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat that was not derived from harvested livestock. The Missouri House pass... Read More

Fischer Continues Pushing FMCSA for More Hours of Service Flexibility, Again Raises Concerns of Ag and Livestock Haulers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) joined a group of bipartisan senators, led by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.), in a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administratio... Read More

Missouri Cattlemen's Fake Meat Bill Passes

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI  - An omnibus bill, sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-18), passed  with a bipartisan 125-22 vote. The legislation, SB 627, carried in the House by Rep. Jay Houghton (R-43), contains several provisions including SB 977, ... Read More

Federation of State Beef Councils Helps Promote Beef  To International Audience at World Meat Congress May 31

CENTENNIAL, CO – Already an international hit, beef will be in the global spotlight May 31 when the Federation of State Beef Councils helps sponsor a special dinner and appetizers for participants of the 22nd World Meat Congress in Dallas, Texas... Read More

Texas Tech to Launch Veterinary School

Texas Tech University will launch the nation’s first new veterinary school in 40 years. The Amarillo, Texas city council recently approved an amendment to a 2016 agreement between Texas Tech and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to fund... Read More