Consumers reconsider high meat prices in October
Grocery shoppers are starting to second-guess the prices they see in the meat aisle as a monthly survey shows consumers are not as willing to pay high prices for most meat options. FULL STORY »
Obama says new U.S. farm bill is near-term priority
President Barack Obama, in a rebuke to proposals by House Republicans for steep cuts in food stamps for the poor, urged Congress on Thursday to pass a farm bill "that protects children and vulnerable adults in time of need." FULL STORY »
Farm bill alternatives: What is on the table?
Early indications are that the House and Senate members appointed to the Conference Committee will meet next week to begin reconciliation of the two separate proposals. FULL STORY »
Ranchers from neighboring states donating cattle to S.D.
Cattle producers from South Dakota’s neighboring states, as well as farms as far away as Virginia, are showing the country that in the cattle industry we’re all in this together. FULL STORY »
Cargill plans to close Texas feedlot in 2014
Hampered by consecutive years of drought and cattle herds moving further north, Cargill announced plans to close its cattle feedlot in Texas next summer. FULL STORY »
MIT economist questions ethanol’s role in lower gas prices
A paper co-authored by an MIT economist and an economist from the University of California at Davis question claims by a previous ethanol study showing the biofuel lowers gasoline by $0.89 to $1.09 per gallon. FULL STORY »
TSCRA investigating possible $100,000 cattle theft
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association authorities are searching for nineteen cows and calves worth over $100,000 allegedly stolen in eastern Okmulgee County. FULL STORY »
Ag econ, animal science majors lift K-State ag enrollment higher
Fall 2013 student enrollment officially set a new record at Kansas State University with continued interest in agricultural majors contributing to the rush of students. FULL STORY »
Views of crop, livestock treatment affect food safety confidence
Growing interest in the practices used to produce meat and produce has made consumers less confident in the food available to them. FULL STORY »
Fund set up to assist S.D. cattle producers as furlough continues
South Dakota cattle producers with losses stemming from last weekend’s blizzard may be frustrated by the lack of federal assistance due to government shutdown, but help is on the way. FULL STORY »
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