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Thieves Strike Local Dairy

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association reports more than a thousand Holstein/Jersey cross steer calves have been stolen from a Braum's dairy farm in Follett. If you have information that might help investigators, call TSCRA's Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333. For more details about this case, go here 

Wheat Crop Receives a Boost; Benefits Cattle

With above average snowfall the past couple months, the wheat crop has definitely received a boost. And the good wheat out there has been a benefit for cattle producers on meeting their grazing needs. In fact, Oldham County Extension Agent Austin Voyles says the wheat crop is a big reason why he’s hearing more optimism from those in the cattle business.

"As I get around and talk to the ranchers in our area, I do see a lot that are hopeful for the rebuilding of the herd and with the added moisture and vegitation that we have, have slowly and very meticulously started to add a higher quality animal to the herd, not necessarily just sheer numbers," Voyles said.

Cattle Conference

The Northeast Texas Panhandle Beef Cattle Conference is Friday in Lipscomb at the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and two CEUs are available for pesticide license holders. There is a $10 fee to attend. For what’s on the agenda, go here….


Herbicide-Resistance Videos

One of the biggest challenges for farmers is herbicide-resistant weeds. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has just put out a series of videos to help producers. The four videos cover the resistance issue from the historical to the biological to weed control before and after emergence to new technologies to help manage weeds. To access the videos, go here…


Dietary Guidelines Report Released

The full report from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committtee has been released. Beef and cattle organizations have been very critical of the Committee's recommendations regarding meat consumption. See what you think by reading the report, which is available here 



USDA Info On Risk Management Programs

Farmers are faced with some difficult decisions related to their participation in various Farm Bill programs, most notably Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage. Information about PLC, ARC, base reallocation, and yield updates is available here

For more information from the Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, cllick here

And for cotton-specific information from the National Cotton Council, go here 

KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour

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