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Cattle and beef markets so far in 2014

The first quarter of 2014 saw unprecedented prices for all classes of cattle and beef. Retail beef prices moved sharply higher in March for both Choice and All Fresh beef. FULL STORY »

Beef producers benefit from smart technology

Today’s cattle producers have a variety of technological applications available on their smartphones, which are about the size of the little notebooks their predecessors once carried in their shirt pockets for record keeping. FULL STORY »

Gov. Brownback signs tax bill important to cattle producers

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law yesterday (4/17) a bill (SB 265) containing tax provisions important to the state's livestock industry. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed sharply lower

Live cattle futures closed under pressure on Thursday, with the front two months posting triple digit losses. FULL STORY »

Crop markets are mostly lower to start the week

Chinese news may be weighing on corn to start the week. Chinese officials announced overnight that their March imports of U.S. corn had fallen far short of the comparable year-ago level. FULL STORY »

“Using farmers as educators, not mascots”

When it comes to finding trustworthy sources about food production, 53 percent of Americans view farmers and ranchers as good sources of information, according to the white paper report, “Emerging Faith in Food Production,” by Sullivan Higdon & Sink FoodThink. FULL STORY »

Feeder Cattle Review: Record prices level off Play video

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves throughout the majority of the country sold mostly steady to 2.00 lower while lightweight calves in the Southeastern markets traded mostly steady to 2.00 higher. FULL STORY »

Texas to vote on state beef checkoff

Texas could soon have its own $1 beef checkoff, depending on a vote scheduled for this summer. FULL STORY »

Beef prices record high in March

At $149.80/cwt, the 5 area average price for slaughter steers during March was record high for the sixth consecutive month. The March price was up $3.80 from the month before and up $23.30 from March 2013. FULL STORY »

Commentary: A fried surprise

Other than maybe chugging an entire carton of cream, loading up on fried foods is generally considered one of the worst dietary no-nos. But can limiting the fried fare improve our DNA? FULL STORY »

Commentary: Oh, the outrage!

Two recent events produced the opposite reactions from industry, versus what ought to have occurred. From this perspective, it appears that people’s anger was directed at the wrong event. FULL STORY »

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