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Milk price highest in 5 years

September 13, 2019

U.S. dairy farmers are seeing more profit from their milk price. The Agriculture Department announced the August Federal order Class III benchmark price at $17.60 per hundredweight, up a nickel from July, $2.65 above August...


Reward offered for information on missing Clay County cattle

September 18, 2019

HENRIETTA, Texas — Special Ranger John Bradshaw of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is seeking information on 489 steers missing from a ranch in eastern Clay County, Texas. The cattle went missing between...


CFTC orders Iowan to pay $1.25 million over cattle futures fraud

September 9, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Nathan Harris, a CFTC registrant, of Akron, Iowa, for fraud, unauthorized trading, and violating speculative position limits in live cattle...



Marcy and Bruce Benson named 2020 Citizens of the West

September 17, 2019

DENVER – The National Western Stock Show is proud to announce Marcy and Bruce Benson as the 2020 Citizens of the West. This prestigious annual award recognizes those who embody the spirit and determination of...






Livestock producers and feedlots are facing a trucker shortage

November 30, 2018

Labor shortages are complicating the daily activities in production agriculture in all segments, including livestock hauling. While finding truck drivers is difficult in this market, finding livestock-savvy drivers able to transport hogs and cattle is...



Green Plains sells a share of its cattle company

September 13, 2019

Green Plains Inc, based in Omaha, Neb., completed the sale of 50 percent of Green Plains Cattle Company for $77 Million to AGR Partners, TGAM Agribusiness Fund Holdings-B LP and StepStone Atlantic Fund LP s....



China says it will lift some soybean, pork tariffs

September 16, 2019

A Chinese state news agency said Friday that China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork, but there are so many levels of tariffs it is unclear just what tariffs will not...


Hemp is changing the value of farm ground

May 31, 2019

In Rocky Ford, Colo., agriculture is king. Alfalfa and produce — especially the area’s famous cantaloupes — along with other crops are part of the landscape and the economy, even in bad years. For one...





Catahoula Leopard Dog: Not your average stock dog

February 17, 2014

“A Catta whatta?” That’s the most common response that owners of Catahoula Leopards get after answering the question, “What kind of dog is that?” The largest breed of stock dog, a Catahoula, typically weighs between...


James Arness on Anzio Beach in WWII

May 29, 2012

Four months shy of his 21st birthday, James King Aurness of Minneapolis, Minn., was waiting anxiously with fellow soldiers, standing on one of the U.S. Army’s WWII landing barges of the U.S. 3rd Army Infantry...