Source: USDA Farm Service Agency

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas on Jan. 22, 2020. Producers in Bee, Gillespie, Goliad, and Live Oak counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Read More

Producers too often go about “running” cattle with little forethought and planning. In favorable years, we can get by easily enough, but in unfavorable years due to weather, markets or other issues, difficulties arise. These unanticipated surprises can be costly and often difficult to overcome. Hopefully, most of us learn … Read More

Depending on who’s running the numbers, commercial bulls represent a bothersome, necessary cost; an inestimable opportunity to advance herd genetics and goals; or something in between. In every … Read More

Employee retention and profitability are inseparably linked, says Mel Kleiman, president of Humetrics, a human resource consulting firm. So, you need a strategy to retain valuable employees. … Read More

For landowners who allow minor children to come onto their property and partake in activities like hunting, swimming, fishing, or riding ATVs, there is an interesting question that remains unanswered by the Texas Supreme Court: Are liability waivers signed … Read More

It’s important to have meaningful conversations with consumers about livestock production. Imagine inviting someone to watch you as you work on your farm or ranch. They’ll see your feed rations, watch you interact with livestock, learn your equipment and ask lots of questions along the way. Then they … Read More

A recent case involving a will devising “personal effects” to a family member is a good reminder of the need to be detailed and complete when drafting a will, and the importance of residuary clauses. Read more at agrilife.org/texasaglaw>>

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published in the Federal Register a new proposed rule specifying four criteria the agency would consider when determining whether an undue or unreasonable preference or advantage has occurred in violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act. Public comment on the proposed criteria will … Read More

BEEF Magazine revisits implant use as we roll into calving season, so producers can give it some thought prior to spring turnout. Read more at beefmagazine.com…

By Greg Henderson for Drovers… | Jan. 10, 2020

Walmart hosted a grand opening of its new meat processing facility in Thomasville, Georgia, on Friday as the world’s largest retailer enters the beef business.

The 200,000-square-foot processing facility will employ 350 people and is part of Walmart’s $90 … Read More