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Profit Tracker: Margins Near Breakeven, Packers Up

10/03/2017

Average feedyard margins declined $18 per head last week, settling at $26. With average margins that close to breakeven, many cattle sold last week undoubtedly lost money. 

State Beef Checkoff Vote Starts in Oklahoma, Complaint Filed to Stop I

10/03/2017

Early voting for a secondary beef checkoff in Oklahoma started on Oct. 2, but the Organization for Competitive Markets wants the vote to be halted.

Livestock Feeders Beware: Fumonisin Showing Up in Southern Corn States

10/02/2017

Livestock producers in the Texas Panhandle were put on notice after several reports of fumonisin contamination in recently harvested grain.

Bred Heifers the Only Female Class Showing Gains

10/02/2017

Female prices at auction continued trending lower during September, except bred heifers, which posted gains of nearly $200 per head. 

Jaw-Dropping Grape Dishonesty

10/02/2017

Labeling and marketing tatics of cotton-candy flavored grapes are dishonest at best.

Workin’ Girl

09/29/2017

Harvey-Livestock Losses

09/29/2017

Harvey may not have dealt devastating blow to Texas ranchers

Invitation to Tom Brady: Visit My Farm and Learn Food Facts

09/28/2017
Tom Brady is as free to play armchair farmer as I am to play armchair quarterback—but if he wants to know the facts about today’s agriculture, he should come visit my farm.

Summer of Smoke

09/28/2017

Organic Field Crop Production Gains Momentum

09/28/2017

while vegetables, fruits and livestock account for the lion’s share of organic production, organic field crops have gained in acreage and value, according to a new USDA report.

CoBank: Beef Packing Capacity Prepared for Increasing Cow Herd

09/27/2017

A recent report indicates that cow herd expansion will continue, but there should be no need for additional beef packing capacity.

Owner Sets Up $10M Fund for Workers in 'Pink Slime' Case

09/27/2017

BPI has set up a $10 million fund for former employees.

Can Cattle Futures Find a Floor?

09/27/2017

Following two days of falling cattle futures prices, Joe Vaclavik, president of Standard Grain, is calling the market moves a knee-jerk reaction to the latest Cattle on Feed report from the USDA.

Profit Tracker: Margins Weak, But Positive

09/26/2017

Feedyard profit margins rebounded slightly after last week’s $2 rally in the cash fed cattle market.

Nebraska Eyes Tyson After Kansas' Fumble

09/25/2017

Nebraska’s success luring Costco’s chicken processing plant to Fremont suggests they may be a fit for Tyson.

Learn How to Harness Technology at Farm Journal's AgTech Expo

09/25/2017

It can be a challenge to keep up with the latest technology and how it might fit on your farm—which is exactly why Farm Journal is hosting the AgTech Expo. Whether you’re a novice, an early adopter or somewhere in between, you’ll have the opportunity to network with machinery and technology compa- nies on the tradeshow floor and learn from a dozen hands-on experts.

Learn How to Harness Technology at Farm Journal's AgTech Expo

09/25/2017

It can be a challenge to keep up with the latest technology and how it might fit on your farm—which is exactly why Farm Journal is hosting the AgTech Expo. Whether you’re a novice, an early adopter or somewhere in between, you’ll have the opportunity to network with machinery and technology compa- nies on the tradeshow floor and learn from a dozen hands-on experts.

MT--Montana Climate

09/21/2017

Study: Montana's average temperature continues to increase

Food Evolution: Search for the Truth

09/21/2017
In about an hour and half, “Food Evolution” teaches more about food, farming, and biotechnology than you’re likely to learn from a week of web browsing.

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