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Beef Into China: Unprecedented Opportunity With Excellent Potential

06/01/2017
Billions of dollars would flow into the U.S. economy—if the Chinese would eat only one pound of U.S. beef per person per year.

1st Prison Sentence Given in Bundy Armed Standoff in Nevada

06/01/2017

A judge called a New Hampshire man a "bully vigilante" and sentenced him Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a standoff with U.S. agents in 2014.

'Pink Slime' Defamation Trial Set to Start in South Dakota

06/01/2017

Jury selection started Wednesday in a more than $1 billion defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." The trial in state court is scheduled to last until late July.

'Pink Slime' Defamation Trial Set to Start in South Dakota

06/01/2017

Jury selection started Wednesday in a more than $1 billion defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." The trial in state court is scheduled to last until late July.

Amid Scandal, JBS Names New Chairman

05/31/2017

Amid large corruption and bribery scandal, JBS' new chairman Tarek Farahat vows to restore trust in world's largest protein company.

Dehorning: The Least Fun Job on the Farm

05/30/2017

No one likes dehorning. In my opinion, it is the worst job on the farm. Thankfully, there are some techniques and strategies, like paste and local anesthetic to make the job a little less foul.

Financial Stress Impacting Western Areas Producing Livestock, Wheat

05/30/2017

While commodity prices have remained generally stagnant, strong yields last year helped support farmers’ bottom line. That opinion was shared during last week’s Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Wild Horses Could be Sold for Slaughter in Trump Budget Plan

05/26/2017

President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won't be resold for slaughter.

The Right Investment on Agriculture Futures

05/26/2017

Choose equities over individual commodities.

Dirty Family Secret Is Behind JBS's $20 Billion Buying Spree

05/26/2017

As JBS grew abroad, speculation of favorable treatment swirled. Now, Batistas say bribes were key part of plan to get capital.

Dirty Family Secret Is Behind JBS's $20 Billion Buying Spree

05/26/2017

As JBS grew abroad, speculation of favorable treatment swirled. Now, Batistas say bribes were key part of plan to get capital.

Growing Understanding and Food Through Cooperation

05/25/2017
Farmers in China confront plenty of pressures - some familiar to farmers everywhere, such as weather and the changing demands of consumers. Others show how much we can learn from the US, which has enjoyed success by embracing the potential of technology to improve agriculture.

Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh Lends a Hand Pulling a Calf

05/25/2017

From talking about the importance of drinking milk and pulling calves, Michigan’s head football coach is a big fan of dairy.

Rural Recruits Make Up Roughly Half of Military

05/25/2017

Memorial Day is more than backyard cookouts and fireworks—it’s a day to honor those who served our country.

What's Standing Hay Worth?

05/24/2017

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans.

Profit Tracker: Packer Margins Near $200

05/23/2017

A second week of declining cash cattle prices coupled with increasing beef cutout prices raised packer margins $73 to $198 per head last week, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.

There Aren't Enough Slaughterhouses to Support the Farm-to-Table Economy

05/23/2017

Sellers of high-end pork, beef, and chicken agree: there simply aren't enough facilities to humanely and safely kill their animals.

Trump Budget Would Erase $38 Billion in Farm Supports

05/23/2017

The latest 2018 federal budget circulating Washington calls for a $3.6 trillion slash in government spending over the next decade, including $38 billion less for farm supports that includes new limits on crop insurance premiums and caps for commodity payments.

Trump Budget Would Erase $38 Billion in Farm Supports

05/23/2017

The latest 2018 federal budget circulating Washington calls for a $3.6 trillion slash in government spending over the next decade, including $38 billion less for farm supports that includes new limits on crop insurance premiums and caps for commodity payments.

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