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As feedlot margins improve, packers fall closer to the red

For the third consecutive week, feedlot margins pushed higher, according to the latest data from the Sterling Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Conservationists demand end to killing Yellowstone bison

Wildlife conservationists petitioned the Obama administration on Monday to halt the practice of killing bison from Yellowstone National Park, sometimes by the hundreds, to prevent the spread of disease to cattle that graze on neighboring land in Montana. FULL STORY »

South Texas goes from drought to too much rain

COLLEGE STATION – After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife communications specialist based in Weslaco. FULL STORY »

Minnesota farm corn maze uses "Year of Family Farming" logo

Waldoch Farm’s fourth annual Corn Maze is designed in honor of the United Nations 2014 International Year of Family Farming. FULL STORY »

Farmers refrain from railroad criticism

The relationship between farmers and the railroads has been one fraught with difficulties since the days when Eastern farmers and immigrants followed the railroads west to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. FULL STORY »

Water dowsers gain popularity in California amid drought

With more than 81% of California’s population in extreme drought conditions, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, water dowsers, or water witches, are becoming more popular, including with California’s farmers and ranchers, Mary Catherine O’Connor for The Guardian reported. FULL STORY »

Updated: More than 30 cattle killed in semi accident

A semi-truck in Boise, Idaho, was hauling 120 cattle when it flipped just east of Boise. FULL STORY »

Recount upholds Missouri’s ‘Right to Farm’

After what some groups call an "unnecessary" recount, Missouri’s “Right to Farm” measure passed by a margin of 2,375 votes. FULL STORY »

Drones could benefit agriculture industry

Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s with the thought that they would be useful to farmers. FULL STORY »

Texan arrested in livestock theft case

CANTON, Ohio – A Texas man was arrested on Friday by members of the U.S. Marshals, Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Canton, Ohio Division, on warrants stemming from two separate investigations being conducted by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers in Texas and Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

Missouri right-to-farm vote withstands recount

Missouri’s “right-to-farm” statewide amendment, which voters approved by a narrow margin in an August primary election, has again come out ahead in a recount, according to news reports. FULL STORY »

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