Source: AgriLife Today | July 14, 2020

Well distributed and timely precipitation across much of Texas in the spring, along with positive long-term growth among the state’s white-tailed deer population, has set the stage for a favorable 2020-21 hunting season…. Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | July 17, 2020

Two departments of Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been restructured to better serve students, Texas landowners and the public in addressing regional, national and global environmental and natural resource opportunities … Read More

July 20, 2020

Boxed beef prices sag under growing supply and summer doldrums

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

The Choice boxed beef price dropped to $200.47/cwt. last Friday, July 17, 2020; … 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

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July 17, 2020

On Thursday, July 16, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) … Read More

Source: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Map released July 16, 2020 | Data valid July 14, 2020

This week’s drought summary: The active Atlantic hurricane season continued (with respect to number of named storms) as minimal Tropical Storm Fay formed off the … Read More

Source: USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System | July 17, 2020

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold $2 to $6 higher. Trade activity was moderate on good demand. Cattle futures have been steadily climbing this week, encouraging … Read More

Baker Acres, a three-person entity, benefits from group insurance policy.
By Katrina Huffstutler

Timing is everything.

For John and Kerrie Baker, ranchers from Ozona, that’s never been more evident than in mid-February, when John required cataract surgery. Under his previous coverage — a plan typical for the self-employed — the couple would have … Read More

As a cattle producer, you work every day — often in extreme temperatures — to ensure cattle are comfortable, safe, properly hydrated and fed, and in good overall health. But we all know this summer is different. The hot summer temperatures we can count on have arrived, but … Read More

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