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Study claims beef worse for environment than pork, poultry

Should the beef industry consider a new study claiming beef production is worse for the environment than other protein sources a blow to modern beef production, or is it another attempt by the anti-beef community to get beef off the dinner plate? FULL STORY »

EPA in hot water over proposed CWA rule

Despite a recent public relations campaign through Missouri farm country to attempt to calm the waters about the proposed changes to the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act, the EPA continues to take heat from farmers and ranchers, and lawmakers. FULL STORY »

USDA proposes stricter meat grinding recordkeeping requirements

USDA FSIS is proposing to require all makers of raw ground beef products to keep records to further protect consumers by enhancing the ability to trace ground beef products. FULL STORY »

Consumers less willing to pay for high-priced protein

After jumping in the month of June, consumer willingness-to-pay for beef, pork and poultry products dropped in July but remains higher to this time last year, according to the latest Food Demand Survey from Oklahoma State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics. FULL STORY »

Processed meat can play role in healthy diet, AMI says

The American Meat Institute is urging the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) to consider “realistic” factors, including cultural forces, family influences, personal food preferences, changes in meal patterns and advertising, among others, when developing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. FULL STORY »

Feeder margins stay above $300

While feedlot margins dropped more than $16 last week, they finished the week ending July 12 at $302.56 per head, according to the latest data from the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Kansas releases draft 50-year water vision

One the of the nation’s top agriculture-producing states is following through on a call to action from its top official to get serious about a long-term vision for water use and conservation. FULL STORY »

Ag groups oppose interpretative CWA rule

While EPA claims its "interpretive rule" for the Clean Water Act provides exemptions for "normal" farming and ranching activities, agricultural groups say the same rule actually narrows the scope of the ag exemptions and will have negative affects on farming and ranching. FULL STORY »

From the June/July 2014 issue: Silage 101

Properly preparing and managing silage can reduce losses and improve an operation’s bottom line. FULL STORY »

Feedlot margins jump $150 in last 30 days

A lot can happen in 30 days, and for cattle feeders, the last 30 days have brought nearly $150 additional per head as margins have increased from $172.96 last month to $319.16 the week ending July 5. FULL STORY »

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We’ve all see the iconic poster of Uncle Sam used to recruit soldiers for World Wars I and II. It’s our turn. No, we’re not trying to build an army here at Drovers CattleNetwork, but we are working to build something. FULL STORY »

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