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Ranchers like outlook for cattle prices
Craig Reed/For the Capital Press
Ranchers like outlook for cattle prices
Prices aren't as good as last year, but ranchers like beef market.

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‘Ag gag’ opponents point to free speech ruling
A recent free speech ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may shed light on the controversy over Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits secret recordings of farms.
PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley
PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley
Animal-nutrition company PerforMix, a subsidiary of AgriBeef Co. in Boise, broke ground on a liquid-supplement production facility in Rupert in a continued celebration of the Magic Valley's burgeoining ag processing industry.
Expert: Approvals of antibiotics in feed won’t be automatic
A Kansas State University veterinary expert advises that ranchers shouldn't expect their veterinarians to automatically approve uses of medicially important antibiotics under new federal guidelines that fully take effect Jan. 1, 2017.
Prop. 2 blamed for decline in egg production in Calif.
Prop. 2 blamed for decline in egg production in Calif.
Egg production and the number of egg-laying hens are down significantly in California since last year, according to a USDA report. Farmers are decreasing their hen numbers to comply with Proposition 2, the 2008 initiative that set minimum cage sizes.
FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair
FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair
FFA members from Cottonwood, Calif., made a hog loading ramp and donated it to the Shasta District Fair at the request of a fair supporters' group. The fair has had toe creative in raising money since most state funding for local fairs was cut several...
Veterinarians for large animals in short supply
Incentives are available for new or prospective large-animal vets.
House passes meat price reporting reauthorization
House passes meat price reporting reauthorization
The sheep and pork industries have requested changes to mandatory price reporting legislation to avoid the possibility of having too little data for USDA to complete reports.
Egg producers, consumers feel impact of bird flu
Egg producers, consumers feel impact of bird flu
Egg producers, consumers see impact of bird flu.