Burt Rutherford

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5 Trending Headlines: Cattle Inventory Report shows herd expansion, PLUS: The real story at MARC
USDA Cattle Inventory Report shows aggressive expansion in 2015. Back on the ranch, what’s your attitude about cattle handling? That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines wrap-up.
The global beef market is changing. Are you ready?
It’s a changing world, both here in the U.S. and in other beef-producing countries, and those changes will increasingly affect U.S. producers.
6 Trending Headlines: Drought-proof your pastures; PLUS: Trump, Clinton lead with Iowa farmers
From pasture management to politics, the news is full of items to interest, educate and entertain. Here’s a glimpse at a few of the headlines.
5 Trending Headlines: Another ag-gag going down, PLUS: Don’t get crabby about crabgrass
From politics to fever ticks, the news this week features the happenings in the world around us that affect you at the ranch gate.
9 new pickups for the ranch in 2016
A good pickup is a necessity on the ranch. These nine offerings from some of the top automobile brands offer ever more options for your ranching convenience in 2016.
Consumers are clear—beef quality matters 2
Consumers are willing to pay more for beef as long as the eating experience justifies the price.
6 Trending Headlines: Lingering effects of Winter Storm Goliath, PLUS: Cut your feed bill with cactus
Winter weather continues to cause problems for cattle producers across the country.
Incoming NCBA president, Tracy Brunner, has big-picture view of industry
Tracy Brunner, the incoming NCBA president, is part of the fourth generation to manage his family’s diversified farming, ranching and cattle feeding operation in the Flint Hills of western Kansas.
6 Trending Headlines: Blizzard report from cattle feeding country, PLUS: Anti-antibiotic activists off the mark
This week’s Trending Headlines shows how science can lead to some very interesting and intriguing knowledge. And sometimes, like with the weather, all it can do is help cattle producers prepare for what’s to come. That and more awaits you in this week’s roundup of news you can use.
Beef Roundtable: Should you keep or sell your replacement heifer prospects?
The 2015 market crash caused many cow-calf producers to mash a thumb on the pause button of herd rebuilding. What are replacement heifers worth in light of the new market realities?
5 Trending Headlines: How to estimate cold-weather feed needs; PLUS: Is your bank on the list?
This week’s news includes some basic, boots-on-the-ground tips for helping your cows handle the cold weather to important news on ag banks and international trade in ag commodities. That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
6 Trending Headlines: USDA acts fast on COOL, PLUS: It's time to register your drones 3
From the White House to a judge’s bench to the friendly skies, this week’s Trending Headlines brings a wide and interesting look at the world around us.
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Congress repeals COOL, makes Section 179 tax deductions permanent 1
Both chambers of Congress, with bipartisan support, passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill which funds government activities through fiscal 2016 and repeals COOL. In addition, Congress made Section 179 tax deductions permanent at $500,000.
Beta agonists wrongly blamed for fatigued cattle syndrome
Research shows that beta agonists have no effect on fatigued cattle syndrome. What, then, are the causes?
2016 market outlook: Here's what to expect 3
The market collapse of 2015 will end. What will 2016 bring?

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