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Is there a right to farm?

After a recent vote (and a recount), Missouri has decided to make an addition to its state constitution: a right to farm amendment. The closeness of the vote necessitated the recount. Out of almost a million votes cast, the difference between supporters and opponents was just 2,375 votes. FULL STORY »

Fall Cattle Markets: Marketing Considerations

Cow-calf producers will sell weaned calves this fall for record revenues by a large margin (revenues are up $500-$550 per head over last year) and will, in the majority of situations, receive record profits, at least on a per head basis. FULL STORY »

Eating certain fats might offset some heart risk from weight gain

If you're going to overindulge and gain weight, at least try to make sure the extra calories come from unsaturated fats, a new study suggests. FULL STORY »

Tis the season for...mold growth

Have you ever opened a bag of feed that smells a little musty or put your hand in the feed bunk in the middle of the winter and the ration is too hot to touch? FULL STORY »

State cattlemen’s groups to USDA: Hands off the checkoff

How do cattlemen across the country feel about U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s idea to create a second Beef Checkoff Program? A letter from 45 state cattlemen's groups tells the Secretary "hands off." FULL STORY »

Can the world produce enough food for 2 billion more people?

With the world population rising, demographers are grappling with one of the most pressing issues of the century - will there be enough food for an extra two to four billion people? FULL STORY »

USDA announces measures to help farmers diversify weed control

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced several steps that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking to address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems. FULL STORY »

Cattle nutrition rules of thumb allow quick estimation

Rules of thumb can be dangerous because they are simplified, generalized algorithms that we use instead of a more detailed, accurate calculation. Many times, however, rules of thumb are very useful when you need a quick estimate of a quantity or relationship. FULL STORY »

Forage Focus: Frosted forage precautions

Several forage species can be extremely toxic soon after a frost and deadly to livestock if consumed. FULL STORY »

Schmidt opposes EPA proposal

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined 10 other state attorneys general and six governors in signing a letter formally objecting to the waters of the U.S. rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The letter suggested the proposed rule would place virtually every river, creek, stream, along with vast amounts of neighboring lands, under the agency’s Clean Water Act jurisdiction. Many of the these features, according to the state attorneys general and governors, are dry the vast majority of the time and already are in use by farmers, ranchers, developers and homeowners. FULL STORY »

Oklahoma October rain = wheat pasture = stocker demand

The formula is pretty simple. Winter wheat planting in Oklahoma this fall is ahead of normal pace and the best in several years. All that is lacking in many cases is a rain to get the wheat up or connect surface moisture with subsoil moisture and keep the wheat growing. FULL STORY »

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