RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, My brain on pasture... Posted on 4/4/13 at 8:49 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Are you cutting back on beef?
U.S. live cattle futures hit record highs last week, then fell back sharply, according to the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association.
Industry analysts say the fallback was prompted by concern that ... Posted on 3/5/12 at 1:53 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS In My Next Life I Want to Be A Cow
In my next life I want to be a cow on a United States cattle ranch so I can find out what it feels like to be spoiled. Cows live a cushy life as a result of a ranchers hard work and his pocketbook.
... Posted on 8/17/11 at 8:00 PM
FARGO, N.D. — In the 1980s, the Wendy’s restaurant chain asked a memorable question, “Where’s the Beef?” Thirty years later, a small minority of Americans are asking a different question, with a twist — “Why is there beef?”
HURON (AP) — The South Dakota Farmers Union is urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to open Conservation Reserve Program acres in South Dakota to haying and grazing to combat the lingering drought.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — What a difference 8½ years makes. When the first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)-infected cow was found in Mabton, Wash., in December 2003, U.S. beef exports had been steadily increasing, with 1.1 million tons carcass weight equivalent (CWE) exported in 2003. By the end of 2004, U.S. beef exports had fallen 82 percent to 200,000 tons CWE as major importers cut off the purchase of U.S. beef. It was not until 2011 that beef exports regained their previous level.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
, June 25, 2012
North Dakota once again is treating cattle imports from most of Minnesota the same way it treats cattle coming from other states. Requirements now have been relaxed back to the level that applies to cattle from most other states.
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