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Half a Million Acres Burned in Montana, Cattle Losses Limited

In Montana almost a half million acres have burned this summer, with more than half of the acreage coming from one wildfire. Fortunately, cattle losses have been limited according to officials with the Montana Stockgrowers Association.

Kenya’s Election of Consequence

Last week’s elections in my country of Kenya marked a turning point as our nation embraces the role of scientific advancement to develop innovative processes to feed its people.

North Dakota Cattle, Corn Groups Launch Drought Aid Efforts

North Dakota's largest livestock group and its biggest corn organizations have launched efforts to help ranchers devastated by a summer of drought.

ND--Drought-Rancher Relief

North Dakota cattle, corn groups launch drought aid efforts

Pruitt Urges Ranchers to Submit WOTUS Comments

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule before the Agency's deadline of Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

Pruitt Urges Ranchers to Submit WOTUS Comments

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule before the Agency's deadline of Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

How to Plan for an Equipment Purchase

Careful planning for equipment purchases will help your bottom line.

Preventing an Unwanted Baler Fire

We need to be cognizant at all times of the potential for fires to start while baling hay or straw and take measures to minimize the potential of a fire occurring.

Cattlemen Lobby for "Narrow, Quick" Negotiations

America’s cattlemen are among those hoping the North American Free Trade Agreement remains firmly in place, and that any modifications to the agreement are minor. 

Hay Production Down Slightly from Last Year

The estimate of area harvested was unchanged from the figure shown in their June acreage report and only up a fraction of a percent from last year.

Coming Home

I’m writing for the brand and the bacon.

Baxter Black: The Cowboy and the Doctor

What happens when a cowboy has to take an emergency trip to see the doctor?

Cattle Markets Suffer August Swoon

Cattle markets moved lower this week, spurred by futures markets that nosedived on Wednesday.

Cattle Markets Suffer August Swoon

Cattle markets moved lower this week, spurred by futures markets that nosedived on Wednesday. 

Family Farm Action Unveiled at OCM Conference

Vowing to fight what it calls the “economic power that a few multi-national corporations have over family farmers and rural America,” the non-profit Family Farm Action was launched today during the Organization for Competitive Markets conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Family Farm Action Unveiled at OCM Conference

Vowing to fight what it calls the “economic power that a few multi-national corporations have over family farmers and rural America,” the non-profit Family Farm Action was launched today during the Organization for Competitive Markets conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Canadian Meat Inspection System Questioned by USDA Report

FSIS finds "systemic" inspection and sanitation problems during Canadian audit.

Why The Japan Beef Tariff Isn't As Bad As Producers Think

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said Japan is continuing to buy U.S. beef. Exports to the island country continued to gain momentum in June, with volume up 7 percent and value up 13 percent compared to 2016.

The ABCs of Toxic Reporting

The future of trim beef remains uncertain, even after ABC News decided it was better to settle the 'pink slime' defamation lawsuit file againt it.

Hay Lottery Expands to North, South Dakota and Montana

Applications are due Aug. 31 for a hay lottery that will bring some relief to cattle producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, as they struggle to find feed supplies in the midst of a summer-long drought and wildfire recovery.

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