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August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights; Pork Export Value Still under Pressure

10/9/2018 4:20:00 PM

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value.


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USDA Outlines Next Steps for Advancing Animal Disease Traceability

10/9/2018 3:58:00 PM
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its four goals for advancing the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program. The goals were announced by Greg Ibach, USDA’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, in Kansas City at the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability. >> Read More

Time to Pregnancy Check Cows

10/9/2018 1:29:00 PM

Planning when to turn-out and pull bulls can help reach operation marketing goals.

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Soybeans Could be a Cattle Feed Option

10/9/2018 9:28:00 AM

OMAHA (DTN) -- Casey Schuhmacher wants to do the best job he can feeding cattle while limiting feed costs. With soybean prices low, thanks to large global stocks and recent U.S.-China trade disputes, the Chadron, Nebraska cow-calf and stocker producer has considered adding soybeans to some cattle rations.


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Good News on Last Winter's Livestock Losses

12/18/2018 9:42:00 AM

At the Montana Stockgrowers Convention, there was good news for stockmen who lost cattle due to the past hard winter.

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OPINION: CSKT Negotiated Water Rights Compact – Good for Montana Agriculture

12/17/2018 8:29:00 AM
The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for people across Montana, which is why ratification of the negotiated Montana CSKT Water Compact is critical. >> Read More
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Excitement Surrounds Growing Consumer Demand for Pulses

12/17/2018 7:05:00 AM
Grocery shoppers may not realize, but some of their favorite foods are actually made from pulse crops grown in the Northern Plains and growing consumer demand for pulses has both some farmers and grocery stores excited. >> Read More
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ELD Waiver for Livestock Haulers in Place ‘Until Further Notice’

12/17/2018 5:00:00 AM
Drivers hauling livestock and insects can continue to run on paper logs — and without an electronic logging device — “until further notice,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Thursday in an update on its website. >> Read More
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Montana Ag Leaders Praise Farm Bill Passage

12/13/2018 9:05:00 AM
America’s farmers and ranchers are about to get an early Christmas present-a new farm bill.  >> Read More
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