The Hammons are back on the ranch, after a long and lengthy battle with the Bureau of Land Management. But the journey back to reinstating their grazing permits has just begun, says Ethan Lane, Public Lands Council.
After a six year period of dormancy, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has sent a draft of rules changes to the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) act to the White House for final review.
Finished cattle continued trading steady for the fifth consecutive week. Early in this trend, one might say this was beneficial for cattle feeders as they were able to hold packers at bay and keep prices from falling.
The abundant moisture that is keeping producers from marketing cattle is also setting cattle country up for favorable grazing conditions this spring and is also positively influencing summer grazing pastures.