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Outlook bright for livestock, dairy

An economic outlook by University of Missouri's FAPRI projects high prices for the livestock and dairy sectors and lower prices for the grains and oilseed sectors, resulting in livestock receipts eclipsing crop receipts in 2014 -- which last occurred in 2005. More

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Spokesperson helps ranchers tell their story

Livestock organizations should have someone working to maintain a media presence and convey agriculture's message, says Jamie Henneman, who... More

 

Wolves kill Oregon sheep, injure protection dogs

Oregon officials have recorded the first reported attack on livestock protection dogs. More

 

Russian cattle producers tour Idaho

Idaho Agriculture Department hosted Russianbeef cattle producers in hopes of building relationships that will lead to cattle and semen sales in the... More

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Ranchers face deadlines for comments, disaster aid

Livestock producers in California face several upcoming deadlines for commenting on environmental proposals and taking advantage of available disaster relief. More

U.S. cattle on feed continues decline

U.S. cattle inventories continue to decline. Cattle on feed was down only 1 percent year-over-year on Sept. 1. But placements into feedlots were down 10 percent, indicating a tightening supply of beef ahead. More

Ranchers criticize response to Ore. fire

Some ranchers are criticizing the fire-fighting response to a blaze that burned 66,000 acres in eastern Oregon. More

Lawsuit could impact Idaho agriculture

A pending lawsuit targeting Idaho Wildlife Services could impact Idaho agriculture since 88 percent of the agency's funding is used to protect agriculture, especially livestocck producers, from predators. More

New wolf pack moves into Washington state

A Washington rancher says wolves in the new Profanity Peak pack have been preying on their livestock. More

More than 100 cattle dead after truck crash

The cattle were headed from a ranch in Kuna, Idaho, to a feed lot in Texas. Authorities say the truck was apparently going too fast around a curve. More

Feed barley glut affects hay prices

Eastern Idaho growers say the quality of their third alfalfa cutting is strong, but yield and price of premium hay are both down. More

FSA urges quick action on grazing claims

Compensation payments for grazing losses will be reduced, so the Farm Service Agency is urging livestock producers to file claims by the end of September. More

Oregon hog farm learns to satisfy demands of urban consumers

A small Oregon hog farm finds a way into a big urban market. More

Dairy owner new executive director of Oregon Cattlemen’s Association

The new director of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association has dairy, commodity group and state ag board experience. More

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