The transition to bigger beef supplies (and psychologically to the idea of bigger supplies) that began impacting cattle markets in 2015 continued in 2016. Markets adjusted down, including a brutal, fear-driven crash in markets in the third quarter, followed by a significant rally in the fourth quarter.
“Environmental as well as economic sustainability are key elements of best management practices for agriculture, as most people involved in agriculture are well aware they are stewards of the land,” said Keith Owens, Oklahoma State University (OSU) Associate Vice President for the university’s agricultural experiment station system.
The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) recognized eight members during the organization’s annual convention in November for 50 years of membership. This year’s honorees epitomize the diversity and commitment of the organization’s membership, the organization said in announcing the names of long-time members.
Small family farms—those with less than $350,000 in annual gross cash farm income (GCFI)—accounted for about 90 percent of U.S. farms, half of all farmland, and a quarter of the value of production. Midsize and large-scale family farms, which have at least $350,000 in GCFI, made up only 9 percent of U.
Presentations at the 2016 Texas Plant Protection Association addressed the theme of this year’s conference: Advanced Technologies for Texas Agriculture. From smartphone apps to unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs, speakers said there are big changes in how food and fiber is going to be produced.
Manure is often an undervalued and underutilized resource and has many soil health benefits. When manure is managed properly and applied at appropriate rates, soil benefits include better drought tolerance and greater resilience to heavy rainfall events when compared to soil where manure is not applied.
Volume usually refers to huge data sets, while velocity refers to the speed at which the data is generated (real-time data processing). Finally, variety refers to the diverse types and sources of data. For example, a variety of data forms generated could be structured (XML files), semi-structured (emails), and/or unstructured (video files).
In addition to being involved with CCA, Daley is also a past-president of Butte County Cattlemen’s Association, has been active in land-use issues for the Farm Bureau and cattlemen; was a member of the University of California’s Animal Welfare Task Force, and co-chair of CCA’s Animal Welfare Task Force.
Most of these premises are located in Alberta, with no more than five in Saskatchewan. These numbers will continue to change as the investigation continues. The total number of animals quarantined by this investigation is currently over 26,000, including infected premises.
2. David Clawson, a rancher and farmer from Englewood, KS, was elected the 100th President of the association, and members chose Garden City, KS, cattleman Lee Reeve as President-elect. Both men are part of family businesses that have been involved in ranching and farming for multiple generations.
A new farm bill creates the opportunity to deal with current struggles with different commodities as well as potentially reward rural America for its support of President-elect Donald Trump, a prospect for U.S. Agriculture Secretary said Monday at the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit.
Last spring the Anderson Creek fire tore across northwest Oklahoma and the devastation was vast, but relief is underway thanks to many generous donations. According to Jeff Jaronek, Coordinator of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF), donations poured in from all over the U.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hosted a public hearing last week on proposed tax rules that would remove or severely reduce valuation discounts currently available for family-related businesses. The proposed regulations were introduced in August under tax code Section 2704.
In a Nov. 28, 2016 article (“Will midnight regulations see more sunshine?” on the cover), the author gives a brief discussion of upcoming “rules” that Obama and company will impose on those of us who break some “law” every morning when our feet hit the floor.
Weaned calves in the preconditioning or backgrounding pen should have come in with a plan. For those happy with weanling prices, calves in the pen may be limited to replacement heifer prospects. Others may see this as a year to retain ownership through finishing or you’re just waiting to sell calves in a new year.
By end of trade last Thursday, there had been an anemic showing for the cash fed cattle market compared to recent weeks. With not even 32,500 head confirmed sold for the week—past weeks have seen over 90,000 head and more sold by the same time—prices were down $3-4 from the prior week at $106-112 live and down $5-7 at $168-170 dressed.
In the final hour of its regime, the Obama administration released a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) planning rule that will affect uses on all of the agency’s 245 million surface acres and 700 sub-surface mineral acres. The “Planning 2.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is taking steps that could again list the lesser prairiechicken as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The bird was first listed as threatened in 2014, then following a September 2015 court order it was removed from the list in July of this year.
Last Wednesday afternoon, reports surfaced that Trump had nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On Thursday morning, Trump posted the official announcement of his nomination of Pruitt on his Facebook account, saying:.