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U.S. beef trade: A decade of perspective

This holiday season will be the 10-year anniversary of “The Cow that Stole Christmas.” The past decade has taught us a hard lesson about the importance of and opportunity from beef exports for the bottom line of everyone in this industry. Full story.

The Aftermath

As South Dakota’s blizzard-battered ranchers begin to rebuild, hard-earned lessons are shared. Full story.

Profit Tips Winners: Best producer innovations

2013 Profit Tips Contest winners implement practical solutions to improve their operations. Full story.

Consumer Trends: Investing slowly

Today, money moves fast — too fast. Trillions of dollars fly around the globe each day, in ways understood by very few. Investing and finance have become completely abstract, disconnected and opaque to most of us, and we need to change that. Full story.

There’s no place like home

“Click your heels three times and say, ‘There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.’” Full story.

Finding the recipe for sustainability

Padlock Ranch takes a three-part approach to long-term sustainability. Full story.

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U.S. beef trade: A decade of perspective

This holiday season will be the 10-year anniversary of “The Cow that Stole Christmas.” The past decade has taught us a hard lesson about the importance of and opportunity from beef exports for the bottom line of everyone in this industry. Full story.

The Aftermath

As South Dakota’s blizzard-battered ranchers begin to rebuild, hard-earned lessons are shared. Full story.

Consumer Trends: Investing slowly

Today, money moves fast — too fast. Trillions of dollars fly around the globe each day, in ways understood by very few. Investing and finance have become completely abstract, disconnected and opaque to most of us, and we need to change that. Full story.

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Not quite a stampede, but signs of herd rebuilding are emerging

The U.S beef cattle herd has been contracting for the past seven years. Drought and high feed costs prolonged the contraction phase, particularly during the past couple of years. Full story.

Cattle, beef prices push higher in November

Key cattle prices continued the upward trend throughout November, with Choice fed steers averaging more than $131 per hundredweight. Full story.

Cash trade falls lower on waning beef demand

October’s momentum in the cash market ended as beef prices moved lower toward the end of November. Full story.

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Consumer Trends: Investing slowly

Today, money moves fast — too fast. Trillions of dollars fly around the globe each day, in ways understood by very few. Investing and finance have become completely abstract, disconnected and opaque to most of us, and we need to change that. Full story.

There’s no place like home

“Click your heels three times and say, ‘There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.’” Full story.

Finding the recipe for sustainability

Padlock Ranch takes a three-part approach to long-term sustainability. Full story.

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Profit Tips Winners: Best producer innovations

2013 Profit Tips Contest winners implement practical solutions to improve their operations. Full story.

XUV 855 Power Steering

Combining power steering with diesel power, durability and toughness, the 30 MPH, 22.8 HP John Deere Gator XUV855D features updates that enhance ... Read More

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