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YOU are your own boss! (just get a niche and here’s why)

4 hours 32 min ago
Ensure professional success with a three-legged stool: knowledge-niche-attitude.

Will Demand Keep Cattle Prices Elevated Or Will Supply Push Them Down?

6 hours 1 min ago

Drought and dryness in the northern Plains hasn’t been enough to stop cattle growth, according to the mid-year cattle inventory numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

With Cattle in Washington's Wolf Country, Ranchers Worry

6 hours 30 min ago

Washington is home to a minimum 115 wolves in an estimated 20 packs. But 11 of those packs are bunched up here, overlapping grazing allotments in the Colville National Forest.

In Year of Bad News, Brazilian Meat Giants Catch a Break

07/24/2017

JBS, Marfrig and Minerva stand to gain record beef margins.

Drought Takes Toll on Crops Across Northern Plains

07/24/2017

A punishing drought that stretches across much of the U.S. Northern Plains could cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat production this year, according to federal officials.

South Dakota Ranch Kid Turns NASA Rocket Scientist

07/24/2017

NASA rocket scientist who grew up on rural South Dakota ranch doesn't pass up opportunities.

Drought Fuels 11-year High in U.S. June Feedlot Cattle Placements

07/24/2017

June placements up 16.1 percent vs year ago.

Chipotle Customer Illnesses Prove to Be Lawsuit Magnet

07/22/2017

Company beat 2016 investor suit in March only to be sued anew.

U.S. Cattle Inventory at 103 Million Head, Jumps 4% Since 2015

07/21/2017

The U.S. beef cow herd increased 7% in the past two years, while beef replacement heifers were down 2% since USDA's last mid-year inventory report.

Pace of Beef Herd Expansion: The Perception and the Reality

07/21/2017

Economics concerns behavior. In essence, how cattlemen react to markets and forage supplies leads to herd expansion or liquidation and that is the cattle cycle.

Norovirus Confirmed in Diner Who Reported Eating at Chipotle

07/20/2017

A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. 

Japanese Firm Buys Creekstone Farms for $170 Million

07/20/2017

Kansas beef packing plant Creekstone Farms has sold to a Japanese company for $170 million.

India Will Benefit from Commercialization of GM Mustard

07/20/2017
GM mustard stands on the threshold of becoming India's second GM crop—and first GM food crop. How strange that we’re debating whether we should allow ourselves the privilege of growing the food that we import and consume everyday.

Poultry Farms in India Resemble Superbug Reservoirs, Study Finds

07/20/2017

Largest such study finds rampant antibiotic use in chickens.

Analyst: Worst May Finally Be Behind The Cattle Markets

07/19/2017

Cattle markets are continuing to stay interesting, and producers might have found some footing. 

'Atypical' Mad Cow Disease Detected in Alabama Animal

07/19/2017

Finding is different from ‘classical’ threat, agency says.

Less Flour, More Feed as Drought Turns U.S. Wheat Into Hay

07/19/2017

Northern Plains farmers harvest before kernels can fully form.

Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Discovered in Alabama Cow

07/18/2017

An atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S., China Sidestep Policy Discord to Focus on Balancing Trade

07/18/2017

U.S.-China relations tense amid sanctions related to North Korea.

U.S. Says No Timeline to Restore Brazil Beef Imports

07/18/2017

Brazil needs to make progress on inspections before any timeline can be set to end a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, the U.S. agriculture secretary said on Monday.

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