1/23/2017 10:51:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, National News, International , Ag Issues
“Sparking a trade war with Canada, Mexico, and Asia will only lead to higher prices for American-produced beef in those markets and put our American producers at a much steeper competitive disadvantage. The fact remains that 96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States, and expanding access to those consumers is the single best thing we can do to help American cattle-producing families be more successful.”
Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
With higher interest rates, downward pressure on commodity prices, and trade issues, agriculture is facing its share of headwinds. But some opportunities do exist for producers.
Montana Towns circa 1920.
As Commander of Apollo 8, NASA astronaut Frank Borman along with fellow astronauts Jim Lovell and Bill Anders become the first humans to orbit the moon. Now 49 years later, Frank has traded in his astronaut suit for cowboy boots as a Montana rancher.