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The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below-normal season. … Read More

With four Central Texas lakes receiving upgraded zebra mussel classifications this month, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is urging the thousands of boaters and paddlers expected to hit the water this summer to clean, drain and dry their watercraft and equipment to help avoid spreading invasive species to … Read More

You can buy certain water-efficient and water-conserving products tax free during the Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can buy. The 2019 holiday begins Saturday, May 25, and goes through Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day). During the holiday period, you … Read More

Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 4.00 higher. Trade activity and demand were moderate. Thunderstorms across the panhandle has brought plenty of rainfall throughout the week but dodging hail and tornado threats.

Source: USDA Market News | May 24, 2019

Compared to last report, hay traded fully steady on light to moderate demand. Unusually wet year for the Panhandle has local … Read More

Much of Oklahoma and parts of Texas to the Lower Mississippi Valley were wetter than normal this week, but southern and eastern portions of the region were drier than normal. Parts of north central Tennessee and western and southern Texas have been drier than normal for the last 60 to … Read More

Source: NCBA

Testifying on behalf of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Kansas cattle producer Debbie Lyons-Blythe recently delivered a clear message at a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on climate change.“The U.S. cattle industry is proud of its history as stewards of our nation’s … Read More

Source: USDA APHIS

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is releasing the results of two national studies that examine antimicrobial use and stewardship on beef feedlots and on large swine … Read More

Source: Producer Traceability Council

The Producer Traceability Council reached recent consensus on two major points to increase the number of cattle identified in the U.S. The Council unanimously agreed the best option … Read More