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Nebraska stands up for farmers in CAFO attack

September 10, 2019

With contributions in the neighborhood of $13.8 billion in 2018, livestock production is leading the way for the Nebraska economy. According to a report by Glennis McClure and Brad Lubben at the University of Nebraska,...


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...


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....


Frey returns to Centennial Livestock Auction

September 13, 2019

Tom Frey is once again calling bids at Centennial Livestock Auction in Fort Collins, Colo. Frey grew up in Nebraska and joined the CLA team following graduation. In 1999, he and his wife Leisa, moved...




Dr. Maggie Baldwin named Colorado assistant state veterinarian

September 12, 2019

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture announced the selection of Dr. Maggie Baldwin as assistant state veterinarian for the state of Colorado. In the role, Dr. Baldwin will focus on emergency management and...



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...



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...


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...


Royal Heritage: American Royal prepares for a move

January 18, 2018

The American Royal will be making its move to Wyandotte County, Kansas, after being rooted in Kansas City, Missouri since 1899. What originally began as the National Hereford Show has evolved into a multifaceted event...


Why cattle ranchers have one of the most positive outlooks

September 10, 2019

“Economic and political order has become disorder,” said AgResource President Dan Basse, in market analysis comments at the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum in Amarillo, Texas. In a third of the world’s economies today, Germany included,...


Pawnee Buttes Grass Tour held in Grover

September 13, 2019

The Pawnee Buttes Seeds grass tour met Aug. 15-16 at the Lonesome Pines Land and Cattle Company in Grover, Colo., an area firmly in grazing country. The program concentrated on what rancher Jim Sturrock has...



Dusty Road Solutions

August 28, 2008

Dust is a price many of us pay to live in the country. Some 70% of U.S. roads are unpaved, and the EPA says about 40% of dust particles come from these unpaved roads right...


Cell-based protein companies form alliance

September 12, 2019

Five companies that grow red meat, poultry and seafood from animal cells outside the animals formed a coalition in August to focus on educating consumers and dealing with government regulation and labeling. Founding member companies...


Industrial hemp production: A risk assessment

June 27, 2019

STERLING, Colo. — Farming and ranching is a very risky business. Many times the success or failure of an agricultural business is determined by the ability of the operator to manage risk. One of the...


EPA approves use of insecticide sulfoxaflor

July 12, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor, saying that it has less of an impact on bees and other non-target creatures than the organophosphates, neonictinoids and other alternatives used to...