The owners of a sale barn in Kansas have been charged with writing more than $2 billion in unfunded checks and wire transfers. Their alleged fraud scheme has lost banks millions of dollars and is impacting cattlemen.
Two major wildfires in Oklahoma have been contained after killing two people and at least 1,500 cattle while burning almost 350,000 acres. Now producers are trying to pick up the pieces and there are ways to help.
Flood waters are receding, but the challenges in recovery for farmers and livestock producers are just beginning. Beth Doran, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist, recommends producers get out in their fields as soon as possible.