Regionally, pasture value changes continue to vary widely. Buyer demand appears strongest in the Lake states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, where land prices swelled 19% and 16%, respectively, over the last year, according to USDA....More
A great rejoicing was heard across the West this week following the announcement that listing the Greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act is not warranted. Or maybe it was a collective sigh of relief....More
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is set to go into effect on Friday. Are ranchers prepared to be in compliance with this broad and vague rule? Will the courts overturn the rule? Here are four things you need to know about WOTUS and how to stay out of trouble when EPA comes knocking at your door....More
A recent article featured in the Washington Post suggests that cattle burps are the main contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. However, the figures don’t add up. Here are the real statistics on livestock production and the environment to share with friends on Facebook today....More
It is likely that no industry embodies sustainability more than the cattle industry. Thus, it only makes sense that we engage in and help shape what most everyone considers to be a major emphasis moving forward—sustainability....More
Scarcity of freshwater is an issue that flows beyond the human misery of thirst, malnutrition and disease. The growing lack of access to potable drinking water also adds to civil unrest and global geopolitical volatility. Here’s why that matters to you....More
Baling high-moisture forage allows you to harvest earlier and avoid damaging storms when dry hay crops are typically down and it improves your yields in later cuttings. Here are tips on how to bale high-moisture forage....More
As 2015 reaches the half-way mark, it’s good to look back at the market conditions that have brought us to this point, and look ahead at what might be in store this fall and winter. That and more awaits you in this week’s trending headlines.