Join us from the American Angus Association as we discuss the week's top headlines, including a Texas drought forecast, the latest USDA corn report, the importance of carcass merit, a farm bill update, Certified Angus Beef's Education and Culinary Center opening and more.

CattleFax Market Analyst Lance Zimmerman discusses current weekly beef slaughter and related factors that could increase future levels.

John Stika, president of Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), talks about survey work that shows packers have paid cattlemen $28 million per year across the past decade in brand premiums. This video news is provided by CAB and the American Angus Association. Visit www.CABpartners.com or www.angus.org for more information.

In this week's "Practical Applications," the American Angus Association's Director of Genetic Research Sally Northcutt explains $Values, specifically $W, and how to use these selection tools, expressed in dollars per head.

Kansas rancher and blogger Debbie Lyons-Blythe discusses ways farmers and ranchers can share their story and why it's important. Blythe was recently named Monsanto's 2012 Farm Mom of the Year.