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NAFTA Battle Will Test Strength of Renewed Canada-Mexico Ties


Junior partners working at closest level since early 1990s.

Bison Returned From the Brink Just in Time for Climate Change


The ranchers bringing back the iconic beast have a healthy, trendy, profitable meat—and, some say, an answer for global warming.

USMEF President: Japan's Beef Tariff Will Have An Impact


The United States’ number one beef importer for value and volume is hiking its tariffs on U.S. beef products.

Added Export Demand Drives Hay Price up in Western States


Export demand is driving up prices for quality hay in the western U.S.

Tyson Reboots Brands With Fresh Ingredients as Amazon Looms


Industry sales of packaged-food sales slowed in recent years.

Montana Wildfires Have Burned 368,000 Acres


Livestock producers in Montana have been battling multiple wildfires in July, including the 270,200 acre Lodgepole Complex fire.

Health-Care Mess Makes Farming Even Riskier


Insurance plays a special role in one of America’s most precarious—and dangerous—industries.

Japan Confirms Tariff Increase on U.S. Frozen Beef


Japanese officials confirm rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year (April-June) have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase to Japan's tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen beef from the U.S.  

Worsening Drought Conditions in Parts of U.S. Stressing Crops


Drought conditions worsened in several states over the past week from extreme heat and weeks with little rain, raising the prospect that grocery staples such as bread and beans could cost more as the region that produces those commodities is hardest hit.

"Take this, all of you, and eat of it"

The Vatican says communion bread must come from wheat - and that wheat may contain GMOs, and cannot be gluten-free.

Japan Considers Tariffs as Frozen Beef Imports Rise


Friday’s release of Japanese import data could pull the trigger on major disruptions in the U.S.-Japan beef trade. 

Actions Have Consequences: TPP Fallout With Japan


They say for every action there is a reaction. We are seeing an example of that as Japan prepares to increase its tariff on us frozen beef from 38.5 percent to 50 percent. 

Arizona Man Gets 68 Years in Prison in Nevada Standoff Case


A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

McDonald's CEO Says Safety Top Priority in Fresh-Beef Push


Move beyond frozen burger patties presents new challenges.

YOU are your own boss! (just get a niche and here’s why)

Ensure professional success with a three-legged stool: knowledge-niche-attitude.

Will Demand Keep Cattle Prices Elevated Or Will Supply Push Them Down?


Drought and dryness in the northern Plains hasn’t been enough to stop cattle growth, according to the mid-year cattle inventory numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

With Cattle in Washington's Wolf Country, Ranchers Worry


Washington is home to a minimum 115 wolves in an estimated 20 packs. But 11 of those packs are bunched up here, overlapping grazing allotments in the Colville National Forest.

Is 50% of North Dakota's CRP Acres Enough for Cattle Producers?


Farmers in the northern Plains are well aware of the dry conditions, and now they have to resort to drastic measures in order to deal with eroding conditions that are destroying crops and pastures.

In Year of Bad News, Brazilian Meat Giants Catch a Break


JBS, Marfrig and Minerva stand to gain record beef margins.

Drought Takes Toll on Crops Across Northern Plains


A punishing drought that stretches across much of the U.S. Northern Plains could cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat production this year, according to federal officials.