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Drought, Feed Prices Cited for 2015 Cattle Price Drop

4/11/2018 2:30:00 PM
OMAHA (DTN) -- Increased concentration in the cattle industry had little overall effect on prices from 2013 to 2016, a new Government Accountability Office report found, instead pointing to drought and the price of feed as reasons for price fluctuations. >> Read More

USCA Petition for Rulemaking on "Fake Meat" Under Consideration

3/16/2018 1:36:00 PM
(WASHINGTON) – The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted for public comment the United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) petition for rulemaking on the definitions of “beef” and “meat”. The deadline for letters of support is April 10th. >> Read More

How to Prevent Blackleg in your Herd

2/20/2018 12:36:00 PM
Ranchers understand how important it is to keep the health of their cattle herd in tip top shape. Recently, Lane Nordlund spoke with John Davidson DVM with Boehringer Ingelheim on what blackleg is, how it affects your cattle and what you can do to prevent it. >> Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Supplement Your Herd for Calving Season

2/14/2018 4:23:00 PM

SPONSORED  Is supplementing worth the extra cost? Minerals matter at calving time.

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NCBA Ramps Up "Fake Meat" Advocacy Efforts As Members Pass Official Policy in Phoenix

2/9/2018 8:38:00 AM
Fresh off the release of NCBA's 2018 Policy Priorities, members in Phoenix passed official policy designed to protect consumers and the beef industry from fake meat and misleading labels. The resolution will inform advocacy efforts as NCBA ramps up the fight against imitation meat and franken-foods inside the Beltway. >> Read More

CattleFax Predicts Large Supply and Strong Demand in 2018

2/1/2018 7:50:00 AM
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (February 1, 2018) – CattleFax celebrated its 50th anniversary during the popular CattleFax Outlook Session at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. CattleFax Senior Analyst Kevin Good highlighted the industry’s profitability during 2017 and said the trend looks to continue into 2018. >> Read More

BLM AND FOREST SERVICE ANNOUNCE 2018 GRAZING FEES

1/31/2018 8:42:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal grazing fee for 2018 will be $1.41 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.41 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the USDA Forest Service.  The 2017 public land grazing fee was $1.87. >> Read More

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Coverage

1/31/2018 7:40:00 AM
The 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is currently underway in Phoneix, AZ. Northern Ag Networks Lane Nordlund and Russell Nemetz are attending this years event.  >> Read More

From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo to the Custer-Gallatin….

1/18/2018 4:03:00 PM

By Chris Skorupa, Bridger, Montana; Rancher/Owner & Manager, Beartooth Fertilizer, Member of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association

From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo, the Greater Sage-Grouse makes its home in Montana’s National Forests for its unparalleled habitat conditions. As a species that has faced the label of a “threatened and endangered” species before, the sage grouse has emerged from that conversation as a success story for what can happen when ranchers, landowners, sportsmen, conservationists and federal government officials work together towards a common goal. As a result of these private-public relationships, the sage-grouse avoided being listed as threatened or endangered in 2015.

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Canadian Beef Checkoff to Double

1/17/2018 11:22:00 AM
(AgWeb) By the end of 2018 all cattle producers in Canada will pay a national C$2.50 beef checkoff per animal sold. Previously the Canadian Beef Cattle Checkoff was C$1 per animal marketed and it had been at that pricing since 2002. >> Read More
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SD Stockgrowers Launch Search for Executive Director

6/19/2018 6:07:00 AM
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association has launched the search for a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors is inviting applications from interested candidates to be submitted immediately. >> Read More
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DNA Results in For Mysterious Canine Shot Near Denton

6/18/2018 10:53:00 AM

The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf.


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Federal Judge Rules Against California’s Attorney General in Prop 65 Case

6/16/2018 5:00:00 AM
In another win for U.S. agriculture and the national agriculture coalition fighting California’s false and misleading Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate, U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb, for the Eastern District of California, upheld the preliminary injunction prohibiting California from enforcing the requirement until a final ruling on the matter is issued by the court.  >> Read More
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Montana Stockgrowers Midyear Heads to Dillon

6/15/2018 8:01:00 AM

Ranchers from across Montana have gathered in Dillon for the Montana Stockgrowers Association's  Midyear Meeting.
Lane Nordlund reports from the event along with its highlights. 

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Low-Interest Loans Available for Montana Producers Impacted by Winter Weather

6/15/2018 6:00:00 AM
Agricultural producers in Montana who lost property in recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). >> Read More
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