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Cattle, soybeans climb Tuesday morning

Corn futures couldn’t sustain their Monday night bounce. The lack of change in corn ratings on Monday’s USDA Crop Progress report seemed to spark a technical rebound last night. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Choice primal rib prices tank

After a $1.83 drop in fed cattle prices in the previous week, the 5-area cash cattle price has risen to $156.04. FULL STORY »

More rain in Oklahoma and feeder cattle price adjustments

Most of Oklahoma received rain in the past week with roughly half the state receiving 1 to over 3 inches and a few areas receiving even heavier rains that filled ponds which have been low or dry for many months. FULL STORY »

Drones draw interest to crop scouting and other new farm uses

Remote sensors can play a big part of farming in the future. Those sensors can be on a 10-foot pole or a satellite 250 miles out in space. FULL STORY »

Genomics enhance beef cattle breeding

Selecting breeding animals on how they look, by phenotype, worked for centuries. Progress in improving cattle was made just on appearance. FULL STORY »

Heat danger reaches emergency levels

For much of the country, this week has brought the first truly dangerous heat of the summer. As of late Monday, the USDA/NOAA forecast for Heat Stress in cattle projected “emergency” levels of heat and humidity across much of the middle of the country and parts of the Southwest for today, July 22. FULL STORY »

Cattle health during the dog days of summer: Fly control

Frustrating and at times hard to kill, fly control offers many benefits to cattle producers. The buzzing pests are the carriers of bacteria and disease, such as anaplasmosis – a cow killing, weight dropping, aborting and bull infertility nightmare. FULL STORY »

Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef conference in Brazil

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), announced today that it will host the first Global Conference on Sustainable Beef at the World Trade Events Center in São Paulo, Brazil, Nov. 2-5, 2014. As part of the conference, GRSB will release its long-anticipated definition of global sustainable beef and highlight exciting new developments in beef sustainability. FULL STORY »

Corn crop in best shape in 21 years

As of July 20, 76 percent of the country’s corn is in good or better condition, marking the best conditions seen since 1993. FULL STORY »

Little help gets to poor

For the past seven weeks, we have used this column to examine four different reports that, in light of global climate change, looked at potential challenges in food production, particularly in developing countries. FULL STORY »

Cattle diverged from general ag market weakness Monday

Weather news continued depressing crop futures Monday. The corn market remained under pressure early this week after the latest forecasts indicated current heat will be followed by cooler and milder conditions through late July. FULL STORY »

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