Editorial

Atlas of Salmonella: mapping awareness of the foodborne illness

Estimated to cause more than 1.2 million illnesses each year in the United States, resulting in 23,000 hospital visits and 450 deaths, Salmonella is not to be taken lightly. FULL STORY »

USDA proposes smaller beef checkoff board

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing to downsize the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board from 103 to 99 members. FULL STORY »

Bull-sale time at CSU Play video

At Colorado State University’s Agricultural Research, Development and Extension Center, animal scientist Jason Ahola discusses the recent CSU bull sale and ongoing animal-science research at CSU. FULL STORY »

EPA, Corps propose expanded Clean Water Act authority

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers applied a narrow Supreme Court opinion from 2006 to propose a rule Tuesday that would expand federal jurisdiction over streams, wetlands and other waters. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Cash cattle prices increase slightly

Cash cattle prices increased from last week with the five area cash cattle moving to $150.84. Our panel of Monday Market Sentiment cattle industry experts project prices to decline and move down to $149.49. FULL STORY »

Normal food price inflation projected in 2014

The latest Consumer Price Index from USDA indicates that all food prices increased 0.3 percent from January to February 2014 and 1.4 percent compared to February 2013 price levels. FULL STORY »

Feeder margins mostly steady

Cattle feeding margins inched higher last week, finishing the week at $247.11 per head compared to $246.79 the previous week, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Time to think spring (floods)

No major flooding is predicted this spring, though minor to moderate flooding is possible across a large swath of the northern Plains and Upper Midwest stretching to New England. FULL STORY »

NFU sends budget priorities to Capitol Hill

As the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee continues working on its appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015, the National Farmers Union submitted their funding priorities to the subcommittee for consideration. FULL STORY »

Commentary: A vote for goat

If you hate the very idea of raising livestock, then you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do for the thousands of impoverished refugees now living in our nation’s most liberal state. FULL STORY »

Energy intake is important in post-calving cows

The winter of 2013-2014 has brought challenges in the form of very high feed prices, cold weather, and in some instances, short hay supplies. Cows in many Midwestern herds are calving in marginal body condition. FULL STORY »

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