After five consecutive years of growth, the amount of beef available per U.S. resident is expected to begin a multiyear decline in 2021. The combination of a declining cattle herd and projected increases in beef exports are setting the stage for tighter beef markets in the medium term. While … Read More

Source: US Meat Export Federation | April 9, 2021

February exports of U.S. beef and pork remained below the rapid pace established in early 2020, according to data released by USDA and compiled by U.S. Meat Export Federation. However, exports were … Read More

The visually pleasing Callery pear tree, with its white flowers in the spring and colorful foliage in fall, can be more of a nuisance than a blessing, quickly overtaking pastures and grasslands. Fortunately, there are landscaping alternatives that are less environmentally disruptive. The trees have the ability to form dense … Read More

Black vulture attacks on livestock are a serious issue for Oklahoma producers. Because of this, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has obtained a master depredation permit through the USDA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and is now offering sub-permits to Oklahoma residents free of charge to … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | April 6, 2021

Enrollment in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) is now open for the 2021-22 hunting season. Open enrollment for the MLDP Conservation Option runs from April 5 through June 15 this … Read More

Retail fertilizer prices continued to rise the last week of March 2021, according to sellers surveyed by DTN. But for the first time in many weeks, some fertilizers moved just slightly higher instead of considerably higher. While all eight of the major fertilizer were again higher, only five fertilizers … Read More

Is there room for second cut cattle in the beef industry? To respond with a ‘yes, because they exist’ answer seems childish and condescending, but it could be correct, at least partially. “There are always going to be those cattle no matter how hard we try,” says Steve … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | April 6, 2021

Texas A&M Forest Service has opened a single engine air tanker base in Alpine to assist with wildfire response across the state…. Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | April 6, 2021

Higher fertilizer prices and poor precipitation outlook could mean thin margins and little room for error for cattle and forage producers this year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert…. Read More

Source: USDA | April 2, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and private landowners have partnered to protect more than five million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland — an area the size of New Jersey. Since October, USDA’s … Read More