USDA caused a spike in corn prices last week when they caught the market off-guard with a big drop in the expected 2010 corn harvest. The surprise caused a spike in corn prices last week to levels nearing the $6 per bushel mark, the highest prices seen since
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it will allow a 15 percent ethanol blend for vehicles manufactured since 2007. The announcement had been anticipated for weeks, but it came as bad news for corn users who were already coping with
Imagine this: A tour bus creeps across the remote east Nevada desert and pulls over at a scenic overlook. Tourists spill out—Americans, Europeans, Japanese—and crowd around the railing, chattering and snapping pictures. Below, a herd of wild horses lazes in
Tension surrounding the developing wolf situation in northeast Oregon is bound to escalate after the Sept. 30 discovery that a male wolf wearing a radio collar had been shot near the town of Troy, in Wallowa County. Both U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) declined to comment on the shooting.
Fed cattle traded Wednesday last week at prices mostly $2-3 lower than the previous weeks action. In Kansas, live trade was in the range of $94-95 while in Nebraska and the Corn Belt, dressed trade was reported at $149-152, with the bulk of the action at $150.
With USDA set to update corn crop forecasts last Friday as part of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE), many private forecasters were ratcheting down their expectations for this years production. Harvest is well underway in many central and southern tier states and yield reports have been disappointing.
Eight youth participated in the inauguration of the Junior National Beef Ambassador Program in Rapid City, SD. Funded in part by the beef checkoff, the objective of this new youth program is to promote a stronger interest and clearer understanding of the many aspects of the beef industry, its values and virtues, to youth 12 to 16 years old.
Tom Shaw took his last breath on earth and his first breath in heaven on Oct. 1, 2010, with his family at his side. Born in McCall, ID, on May 26, 1926, he was the fourth and youngest child of Roy and Lora (Sis) Shaw. He graduated from McCall-Donnelly High School in 1944 and joined the U.
USDA recently released a new study by scientists and conservationists showing that non-federal rangelands in the western U.S. are productive, but that non-native grasses and shrubs pose a potential threat to the rangelands productivity.
Freddie Davis, a rancher-farmer in Royse City, TX, faced a problem common to many. I wasnt going to have enough hay to make it through the winter. I was going to have to buy about $6,000 worth of hay to make up the shortfall.
Activity is returning to the ranch and farm real estate market in the Intermountain West region, according to several real estate brokers in the region. For buyers, there is good news in the area; prices have rolled back to more attainable levels than those seen just a few years ago and inventory is beginning to increase in some parts of the region.
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) has acquired a controlling interest in Westchester Group, Inc. (Westchester), one of the nations premier, independent agricultural asset managers.
Autumn, with its cooler temperatures and shorter days, is a busy season for ranch horses. Fall works are underway and horses are a vital part of ranching operations. Autumn is also a busy time for rattlesnakes, too.