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Sep 22, 2017
Pete CrowAgriculture as an industry has been conservation-minded since the get-go. With the changing of the guard at Department of Interior and USDA, we have changed the direction of the former
Sep 8, 2017
 A feral foal tries to suckle an emaciated mare on an overpopulated Nevada HMAPhoto by Nevada BLMSeveral weeks ago, Utah State University hosted the Wild Horse and Burro Summit in Salt Lake Cit
Aug 4, 2017
Pete CrowThe beef checkoff has been a contentious issue for some. I say “some” because they are the same people— and the same groups—who have been challenging the existence of the beef che
Jul 21, 2017
Pete CrowIt appears that a national animal identification system may be coming back around. A mandatory animal ID program was pitched five or six years ago by the USDA but was soundly rejected by
Jul 14, 2017
Pete CrowExport trade is critical for U.S. agriculture. If we don’t get in the game, it could be bad for farms and ranches. Last week the European Union (EU) and Japan announced a free trade agre
Jul 7, 2017
Pete CrowThe Fourth of July is over and we’re officially in the long hot summer doldrums for beef sales, at least conventional wisdom and history would suggest. But things are a little different
Jun 23, 2017
Business in BrazilThis situation with JBS SA, the world’s largest meat packer, and J&F investments and the Brazilian government is getting out of control to say the least. It’s getting hard to
Jun 9, 2017
Wyoming has never looked better! We just completed our annual WLJ Ranch Tour in the Cowboy State. Ample moisture has blessed the state and it was about as green as Wyoming gets; grass conditions w
May 26, 2017
Pete CrowNow that President Donald Trump has produced his first budget, it appears that he has angered just about every special interest group in the country. It looks as though no stone was left untu
May 19, 2017
China is big. Can you imagine 1.4 billion new customers having the opportunity to buy U.S. grain-fed beef? When the market was closed to U.S. beef producers in 2003 because of the mad cow—BSE
May 12, 2017
Pete CrowCash fed cattle found their spring top two weeks ago as the market touched $148. Since that point, the futures markets have been in an absolute free fall with the May contract losing arou
May 5, 2017
Pete CrowLooks like everyone missed this market rally. We’ve found a dynamic that I don’t think we’ve ever seen before. That is the dynamic between futures markets and the cash market and th
Livestock Markets
Apr 28, 2017
Live cattle futures took the lead in last week’s fed cattle trade with the April contract advancing over $6 to close at $135.60 and the June live cattle contract rising to $121.52, still a $14 discount as the April contract expired last Friday. No doubt cattle feeders have been aggressive sellers and will continue to be.

Apr 28, 2017
Pete Crow There was a lot of news coming from the packing industry last week.Cargill announced that they were going to sell two more feedlots—Yuma, CO and Leoti, KS—to Omaha-based Green Plain
Apr 21, 2017
Pete CrowEthan Lane and Marci Schlup, who run the Public Lands Council (PLC), stopped by our offices last week for a visit to fill us in on all the news going on in the public lands arena in Washi

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