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Devastating Drought: Texas Farmers Say 2021 Drought Already Rivals 2011

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows from North Dakota to Texas, all the way west to California, the most severe levels of drought didn’t ease across the U.S. this past week. 

CAB Insider: Looking Ahead to Marketing Spring Calves

Cattle and beef markets have been a flurry of activity since the last CAB Insider with many positive market indicators sending fed cattle and cutout values rapidly higher.

Brazil’s Beef Industry Squeezed By Unemployment

Brazilian producers are getting squeezed as growing meat exports to China boosts cattle prices, yet Brazilian packers struggle with higher costs and financially-strapped domestic consumers.

J. Neil Orth to Retire From Charolais Association

After more than two decades of serving as the executive vice president of the American International Charolais Association (AICA), J. Neil Orth has recently announced his retirement.

HSAs Offer Health Care, Retirement Savings

Health insurance coverage and healthcare costs are among the greatest challenges for self-employed Americans, including farmers.

Black Ink: Replanning the Plan

"What once worked beautifully was working no longer." How often is that the case, but we haven’t stepped back long enough to realize it?

Profit Tracker: Rallies Boost Cattle, Hog Margins

Cattle and hog feeding operations are in the midst of their most profitable time since before the pandemic began. Cattle margins nearly doubled last week and hog margins were positive for the 10th consecutive week.

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China's March Meat Imports Surpass 1 Million Metric Tons

China imported 1.02 million metric tons of meat in March, customs data showed on Tuesday, the highest monthly volume since at least January 2020, as the world's biggest meat buyer stocked up to fill shortages at home.