Industry News

AgriLife Extension economist: Expect farm bill by Christmas

Writer: Kay Ledbetter   AMARILLO – Somehow, someway, there will be a new farm bill in the next few days, according to Dr. Joe Outlaw, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist who spoke during the Texas Wheat Producers Symposium at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show. Dr. Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, spoke about the farm bill during the Texas Wheat Producers Symposium…

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Ranchers Invited To Learn More About Cattle Trace at Manhattan Meeting

Courtesy of kla.org   Collaborators with the CattleTrace pilot project for animal disease traceability will host an information session December 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Commission Company. The program will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved in the project.     In early 2018, KLA, the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University and the Kansas Department of Agriculture began developing a…

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Apply now for CAB Colvin Scholarships

By Jera Pipkin Students already helping lead the beef community could win a share of $33,500 by applying online for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand’s Colvin Scholarship. The Fund has awarded more than $250,000 to 76 college juniors, seniors and graduate students since 1999. The program honors Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, CAB co-founder and executive director for its first 22 years, for his vision…

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Cull cow market struggles to find a bottom

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist   The cull cow market likely reached a seasonal low in November but it has been difficult to understand this market this year.  Prices for Breaker cows in Oklahoma City averaged $50.13/cwt. in November, nearly 11 percent lower year over year, while Boning cows averaged $47.88/cwt., over 16 percent down from one year ago. …

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The Markets

At the conclusion of the G20 summit in Argentina, President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on a 90 day delay before the US implements the increase of the current 10% tariff of Chinese goods imported into the US to the proposed 25% tariff. China agreed to lift trade barriers on U.S. products, including agricultural goods. Corn and soybean price increased Sunday night. The increase…

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