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Cattle and Beef Markets
by DTN
May 12, 2017
Congress has given some unique privileges in the tax code to farmers. The most important is undoubtedly the ability to use the cash method of accounting. Income is only taxed when converted to cash. All other businesses that deal in goods, rather than services, must use the accrual method.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by DTN
Apr 14, 2017
I remember a situation many years ago in which a son told his “retired” father to stop interfering in the business, and he threatened to call the sheriff the next time Dad set foot on the ranch. Calling law enforcement? That sounded so extreme, I thought.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by DTN
Mar 24, 2017
Cattle producers often comment on seeing more dogs on their farms and that they hear coyotes at night and finding what appears to be dog manure on top of a hay bale. They then ask, “Do I need to worry about neospora infecting my cow?” Veterinarian Ken McMillan says it is first important for producers to understand what neospora is.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by DTN
Mar 10, 2017
Last Monday, wildfires pushed through the area, burning everything in their path—including the farmhouse that Robinson and her sister grew up in. While her nephew, who lived in the house, was not hurt, Robinson said the loss of buildings, livestock and fence was extremely overwhelming.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by DTN
Mar 10, 2017
President Donald Trump should make reestablishment of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for pork and beef part of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an open markets advocate told a National Farmers Union (NFU) audience last Wednesday.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by DTN
Mar 10, 2017
Though Louis Dinklage has been dead for more than 30 years, his name still causes more than a few ears in feedlot country to perk up. Part of this enduring attention is understandably tied to Dinklage’s historical contribution to the development of large-scale cattle feeding.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by DTN
Mar 3, 2017
Twenty-one Kansas witnesses made suggestions to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on how to make changes to the farm bill to address much more difficult times than when the 2008 and 2014 farm bills were passed.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by DTN
Mar 3, 2017
Of course, Polk’s responsibility for the Mexican War (1846-1848) has long been a benchmark of American history. On the other hand, it’s way too early in the Trump administration to know if his aggressive saber rattling will actually trigger a major trade war with our neighbor to the south.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by DTN
Feb 17, 2017
Fairly suddenly, it seems, Corporate America’s widespread hope for slashing taxes and regulations is “crashing into the harsh reality of a nationalist agenda focused on reducing immigration and dismantling a generation of liberalized trade rules,” according to a report this week by Politico.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by DTN
Feb 10, 2017
After telling the crop insurance industry that he wouldn’t be in Congress if crop insurance had existed when he tried to farm, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN7), said he doesn’t think the 2018 farm bill should be as hard as some in the past.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by DTN
Feb 10, 2017
Over the years, I’ve spun some wild market tales, including the forlorn bearish analyst of “The Longhorn” (2006), the downtrodden duo “Waiting for Godot” (2009), the motley party of card players in “Riverboat Gambler” (2012), and the doomed quartet headed to the gallows in the three-part “Grains on Death Row” series (2013), just to name a few.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by DTN
Jan 30, 2017
When President Donald Trump aggressively launched his first full week on the job by withdrawing the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a host of agricultural organizations—most of who had explicitly or implicitly embraced the crusade to “Make America Great Again”—almost fell over each other in defiance.




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