As feed prices rise, calf prices tend to trend lower, according to Karl Hoppe, the North Dakota State University Extension livestock systems specialist based at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. Feed prices have risen since last summer. For example, corn prices have increased $1 per bushel in some North … Read More

Farms that use H-2A workers will be allowed to pay them significantly lower wages under a sweeping overhaul of the program’s wage regulations announced by the Labor Department on Monday. For most H-2A workers, annual increases in the minimum wage after 2022 will no longer be determined by … Read More

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) has been a reoccurring and expensive challenge for cattle producers and Dr. Jim Sears, veterinarian and senior technical advisor with Elanco Animal Health said stress is the main reason. Ron Hays, Radio Oklahoma Network, talks with Dr. Sears about BRD research and treatment on … Read More

If you’re new to farming or ranching, access to capital is one of your biggest needs, whether it’s to purchase property or equipment, or to meet operating costs. USDA offers a variety of loans, which can help producers start or grow their operations. In addition to loans, USDA offers … Read More

Around this time of year there are very few cow-calf producers that are comfortable with the markets. Turning on the news at noon to hear the market report becomes a necessity as well as catching the market’s close before one day rolls into the next. Whether an operation … Read More

Deer season is closing in. Is your hunting lease in writing and up to speed? Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Ag Law Blog, suggests downloading their Ranchers’ Agricultural Leasing Handbook. This free e-publication offers a checklist and sample lease language for grazing, hunting, and livestock leases. Read … Read More

One of the first steps anyone owning or leasing land should take is securing adequate liability insurance. Liability insurance offers critical protection in the event someone is injured on the insured’s property. Landowners should carefully evaluate their policy to ensure all your bases are covered. Read … Read More

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet welcomes Lubbock Attorney Stacey Barber to discuss all things community property in the latest Ag Law in the Field Podcast. What is it? Why does it matter? What can you do to protect your separate property? Click here to listen…… Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University | Oct. 1, 2020

In today’s fast-paced culture, being able to make a quick payment to a friend or business directly from a bank account can be handy. In the world of smart phones, money transfer apps … Read More

USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Learn more at, call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance, or contact your local … Read More