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Although the coronavirus pandemic has certainly not been a joy ride of any kind, the cattle market has been on a roller coaster of sorts with ranchers wondering what will be around the next corner. Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Derrell Peel said although the cattle industry has been through a number of black swan events over the years, this one is truly unique from a cattle industry perspective. Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) coverage


Taking a proactive approach to combating the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, has meant many organizational leaders at local, state and federal levels  are canceling or postponing events and meetings at a minimum until the end of March and is likely to carry into mid-spring.

There is a difference between purchasing in preparation for a home stay and the excessive stockpiling being seen in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

For years, the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has utilized the tag line, “Where Champions Come to Play the First Weekend in May.” With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic shaking its nasty head around the region, the country and the world, the volunteer committee has opted to move this year’s festi…

While federal, state, and local public health officials continue to take action during this COVID-19 National Emergency and enact measures to ensure Americans are safe, secure, and healthy, the Texas Animal Health Commission continues to be open for business to provide services to all livest…

Sheep and goat producers wanting to sell their animals should check with the establishment conducting the sale to make sure coronavirus precautions have not caused disruptions in operational hours or services.

COVID-19  is a serious and rapidly changing situation throughout Colorado and the entire United States. The novel coronavirus and its impacts are being taken very seriously throughout the beef industry. The health of the public and our employees is of the highest priority, as well as our res…


With the current health pandemic, one thing is certain: Consumers have made a run on grocery stores and cleaned out products they deem essential. For the most part, those chosen commodities have been toilet paper, hand sanitizer, dairy, meat and shelf staple wheat products like bread and flour.

Even as many private businesses and public spaces close their doors in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, staff and faculty with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are using alternate means to assist Arkansans from all walks of life.


For the first time in the recent history of the Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour, the organizers canceled the tour because of concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19. The tour was supposed to take place May 4 to 6, but in the end, it was a very logical decision, said Dav…

On March 27 American Implement had an employee test positive for COVID-19 at the Hugoton, Kansas, location. This employee hadn’t been in the dealership for a week and should not have had any direct contact with customers to the company's knowledge. Three weeks prior, the employee had travele…

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Any coach of a winning athlete will say that success in competition is the result of the athlete’s nutrition and fitness preparation. Beef cattle experts at Kansas State University say that same mentality applies to preparing bulls for the breeding season.

In a time of unprecedented global uncertainty, the U.S. grains export value chain—from farmers to longshoremen—is working to keep coarse grains and other agricultural products flowing to our valued overseas customers.

Woodward Livestock Auction, Woodward, Oklahoma, reported receipts of 2,823 head selling on March 26, compared to 951 head trading March 19 and 4,686 head selling a year ago, according to USDA-Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Market News, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.