Wildfires swept through the High Plains in early March and burned more than 1.5 million acres. A staple of cattle country burned with it. More than 18,000 miles of fencing was destroyed across the Plains and rebuilding
Small ag startups just got the chance to make it big. According to The New York Times, major seed companies such as Bayer and Syngenta are backing a new effort dedicated to speeding the development of crop technology.
Some pond dams suffered damage similar to my duck marsh or were completely washed out, leaving those pond owners to contemplate repair. Repairing a washed-out pond dam is expensive, not to mention the cost of restocking
Last week's Crop Progress report indicated that 65 percent of Oklahoma winter wheat was planted, close to the five-year average of 66 percent. Most of the remaining one-third of wheat to be planted is for grain-only ra
Forage analysis can be a useful tool to remove some of the mystery concerning the hay that producers will feed this winter. Testing the grass hays this year for protein and energy content will help the producer design w
This spring, more than 1.5 acres burned in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado. It will takeranchers in these areas years to rebuild, but you can help by donating to the Drovers/Farm Journal Foundation Million Dollar W
There is a wide range in prices of both feed and calves geographically in the U.S. this year due to the drought that has plagued much of the country. For example, 400-500 lb. steer calf prices in Southern Plains have be
It has been 61 years since the U.S. cattle inventory was as small as it is now. And it has been 64 years since the calf crop was as small as it is now. At the first of the year the cattle inventory was 89.3 mil. down 2
Is it too early to worry a drought in the Plains will shrink the national herd? Could cattlemen see another massive drought like they saw in 2011 and 2012 when the national herd was forced to liquidize?
In Montana almost a half million acres have burned this summer, with more than half of the acreage coming from one wildfire. Fortunately, cattle losses have been limited according to officials with the Montana Stockgrow