A balanced selection of foods can be found now on most grocery shelves.

Source: AgriLife Today | Sept. 15, 2020

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Almost all July 1 inventory estimates in USDA’s biannual Cattle Report were within one percentage point of July 1, 2019, levels. Several factors complicate interpreting the numbers. The list includes large slaughter disruptions in April and May, the prevailing backlog of fed cattle, changes in timing and weight … Read More

Aug. 14, 2020

Progress in Washington on the next round of coronavirus relief has officially ground to a halt. Negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders were already deadlocked for the most part, but the Senates decision to break for the August recess means any action … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Aug. 11, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data…. Read More

Chances are farmers and ranchers did not have a global pandemic factored into their 2020 cash flow statements at the beginning of the year, which means adjustments need to be made to create a more realistic picture of your financial standing. In this Managing for Profit article from … Read More

Field research team members (from left) research associate Lisa Auckland, postdoctoral associate Italo Zecca, Ph.D., and doctoral student Edward Davila collect samples from a dog, Daisy

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Source: AgriLife Today | July 27, 2020

Social distancing applies to pets as well as humans in households with positive cases of COVID-19. Confirmed cases of pets infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are being reported across the U.S…. Read More

 Texas farmers and ranchers are feeling the financial hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic. Their struggle to continue providing the nation’s food and fiber brought U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to Texas this week. Perdue visited Ging Cattle Company, located in Coupland, Texas, roughly 30 miles northeast of Austin, … Read More

The COVID impacts on cattle and beef markets are not all behind us but the majority of the disruptions appear to have passed. The exceptions are, and that will remain for some time, the cattle on feed inventories, the number of long-fed cattle, and fed animal slaughter weights. … Read More

When it comes to selling cattle in a normal year, it’s good to have a marketing plan. In a year when there is a global pandemic, it’s a must. Nevertheless, just knowing when you’re selling and where you’re going to be selling are just the tip of the … Read More