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“People in the cow-calf industry were feeding hay at rates they never imagined and cake to keep their cattle herd moving but that also the feedlots out in the western areas are consuming a lot more feed just to maintain.”
Feed Use Could Pressure USDA’s Grain Stocks Report

While Dale Durcholz does think there’s potential for a grain production number shift, he says the winter farmers and feed yards have faced is more likely to be the cause of a grain stocks shift lower.

1 year ago
“I guarantee you that there's not a former rancher on this U.S.-Mexican border in the state of New Mexico that's against this [wall],” he said. “They don't have [the Roosevelt Reservation] on all of my farm, there's part of it we actually own all the way to the border, and I will happily give them an easement to build that wall.”
Farmer Says He’ll Give Trump An Easement To Build The Wall

Johnson says the wall is needed and he’s willing to give the government an easement on his land to build it.

1 year ago
Listen to how this North Carolina farmer says he “got lucky” and became a farmer on this week's episode of The First Years podcast.
Firefighter to Farmer: A Childhood Dream Turned Reality

Listen to how this North Carolina farmer says he “got lucky” and became a farmer on this week's episode of The First Years podcast.

2 years ago
Today Neale and his wife Lauren, run 200 cows and have a meat processing plant.
Defying Previous Generations To Become a Cowman

When Ben Neale was a kid, he dreamed of being a cowman.

2 years ago
The bill extends funding for non-essential government functions through March 23, giving appropriators time to write an omnibus bill for fiscal 2018 at newly raised spending levels, adding $80 billion more for defense on top of $549 billion allotted under current law, and $63 billion for nondefense programs above a $516 billion cap.
After a Brief Shutdown, President Signs Spending Bill to Benefit Ag

The spending bill signed into law early Friday morning includes several beneficial changes for agriculture.

2 years ago
If passed, the program changes would be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017.
Spending Bill Eliminates Payment Cap On Livestock Indemnity Program

Through the disaster relief package, which is part of the Senate’s spending bill, two significant changes were made to the livestock indemnity program.

2 years ago
Ag groups are trying to strong-arm the Senate into confirming Gregg Doud as chief agricultural negotiator.
Wanted: Chief Agricultural Negotiator

Ag groups are trying to strong-arm the Senate into confirming Gregg Doud as chief agricultural negotiator.

2 years ago
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Higher Beef Prices Rely on Retailers

Without a surge of beef moving off shelves in the retail sector, prices will have a hard time rebounding in 2017.

3 years ago