Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Jan. 17, 18 and 22, during normal business hours. The offices will … Read More

A new study, recently published in the journal Agricultural Systems, is the most comprehensive beef cattle lifecycle assessment ever completed. In the report Environmental Footprints of Beef Cattle Production in the United States, the researchers found widely accepted measures related to beef cattle’s impact in the U.S. are often overestimated. 

In
recent years, as companies and governments build more roads, power lines and
pipelines across Texas, rural landowners have become increasingly familiar
with – and angry about – the powers of eminent domain. Their
efforts to check those powers at the state capitol haven’t succeeded, but
there’s a new push on the horizon for the 2019 Texas … Read More

The longest government shutdown in history is seeing no reprieve yet this week. As the fight continues, USDA reports are at a standstill. University of Missouri economist Scott Brown says no reports or fresh data from the government may be bad news for the cattle markets in an AgDay video … Read More

For the first time
since December 2017, cattle feeding margins have exceeded packer margins in the
Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. -Drovers
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Liability waivers are one important step for landowners to protect themselves if someone is injured on their property. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, assistant professor and Extension specialist in agricultural law with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, takes a look at a case that reviews how courts analyze these waivers … Read More

American Farm Bureau Federation policy experts gave an overview of the issues expected to affect farmers and ranchers in 2019 in a workshop at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention. David Salmonsen, senior director of congressional relations for AFBF, said the diverse impacts of tariffs, the outcomes … Read More

The technology behind your vehicle’s onboard navigation and fitness tracker bracelet both use information from satellites circling the Earth to pinpoint exact locations. Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute ag technology research associate, explains the basics behind how GPS helps calculate your location and offers a demonstration activity. … Read More

The big news out of Austin this week is that the 86th Texas Legislative Session started on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The first few weeks are primarily dedicated to formalities as legislators and staff get settled in for the long haul. And speaking of hauling, this week our government affairs team … Read More

In these early days of 2019, it is a good time to stop and take stock of where the beef industry is currently in regard to the economics of beef production. According to Kansas State University Ag-Economist Dr. Glynn Tonsor, things have gone well for … Read More