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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.

China Spins a Worldwide Web of Food From Mozambique to Missouri

05/22/2017

As China's government sets up farms in developing countries, the nation's food companies are scouring the world for premium products.

Complex World of Border Trade: Cattle Go North, Meat South

05/22/2017

Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south

Feedyard Frenzy: Profits Top $500 Per Head

05/22/2017

When U.S. Farm Report visited Hartley Feeders in 2015, the picture wasn't as green. Sterling Profit Tracker showed in October 2015, feedyards were losing an average of $500 per head. Today, it's a complete 180 degree difference with Sterling Profit Tracker showing for the week ending May 12th, feedyards saw $536 per head gains. With more attractive prices, feedyards are packed with lighter carcass weights.

Donations Grow for Wildfire Recovery

05/22/2017

By May 18, more than 600 donations had been made online or by mail totaling more than $350,000.

Get Ready for Hay Season and Bale Early

05/22/2017

Hay season is right around the corner. In fact, some would argue it is already here according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

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