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Natural Gas Shortage Forces Feedyards to Reformulate Feed, Packing Plants Pause Production 

While some in the cattle industry know the switch from flaked corn and wet distillers to feeding cracked corn was out of necessity, they fear there could be a huge increase in cost of gain.

A Break From the Record-Breaking Cold In Store Next Week

Brutally cold air blasted across much of the country this week, proving to be a challenge for livestock producers. While the worst may be yet to come this week, the weather could turn a little warmer next week.

Why Drought Could Be a Catalyst for Crop, Cattle Prices in 2021

U.S. farmers are facing a changing scenario this year. From wet conditions impeding planting in 2020, to now drought concerns creeping in, one analyst thinks weather could be a major market mover in 2021.

Strong West Coast Storm Could Cause Issues

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman is tracking a strong storm pushing in from the West Coast.

As the Great Plains see plunging temperatures this week, one meteorologist thinks crops in the core of the Corn Belt escaped major damage thanks to constant cloud cover. However, livestock producers may not be so lucky.
Rude Awakening for Crops, Livestock as Plains See Temperature Swing

As the Great Plains see plunging temperatures this week, one meteorologist thinks crops in the core of the Corn Belt escaped major damage thanks to constant cloud cover. However, livestock producers may not be so lucky.

Frozen Dinosaur: Farmer Finds Huge Alligator Snapping Turtle Under Ice

On a harsh winter day in 2018, Robbie Polk chanced upon a dinosaur suspended in ice.

In Louisiana, local prices signal the market is positioning for supply disruptions from the storm as shipping is grinding to a halt along the southern reaches of the Mississippi River.
Storm Delivers Latest Blow to Farm Economy as Elevators Shut

America’s agricultural economy is bracing for yet another hit as Tropical Storm Barry barrels toward Louisiana, with grain elevators, cotton fields and cane crops in its projected path.

Adding More Rain to Already Wet Fields

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman looks at another soggy forecast and cooler conditions.