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April 3, 2020: Comparing 2020 to 2019

What a difference a year makes. … Read More

As the COVID-19 saga continues, we’re continuing our government and public affairs efforts on behalf of cattle producers.

In case you missed it, on Tuesday, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association leaders wrote a letter that we sent to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s … Read More

There are many reasons for the market gyrations of late. Drovers takes a look at the seeming disconnect between beef prices and cattle prices. Read more…

Drivers may be in short supply this spring without regulatory relief from the states and federal government, industry groups and some farmers are saying. With state departments of motor vehicles shutting down across the country in response to COVID-19, ag retailers are worried about being able … Read More

If USDA Choice were a basic Volkswagen, U.S. cattlemen should be producing the Audis and Porsches made by the same company, according to Robbi Pritchard. He says superior products require superior attention to detail, including shifting demand signals. Consumers have proven they’re willing to pay the “Porsche price,” … Read More

Source: USDA ESMIS | April 3, 2020

Compared to last report, hay trades are steady in all regions, except the South were trades were firm. According to the Texas Crop and Weather report, good rains last fall filled soil moisture profiles for much of … Read More

Source: | Map released 4-2-20 | Data valid 3-31-20

This week’s drought summary: This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw an active weather pattern impact various parts of the conterminous U.S.—including the western U.S. which continued to experience below-normal temperatures and snow showers in … Read More

Ranchers Agriculture Leasing Workshop is now an online course.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer its award-winning Ranchers Agricultural Leasing Workshop as an online course available anytime.

“Given the popularity of our live … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | April 1, 2020

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service turned to experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, IIAD, in College … Read More

Source: Texas Department of Insurance | April 1, 2020

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) announced on April 1, 2020, an emergency rule to make it easier for Texans with TDI-regulated health insurance to get early refills and to get prescriptions at more … Read More