More than 100 cotton farmers from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Kansas and even Mexico gathered at the inaugural Cotton U event, sponsored by High Plains Journal and the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show on Dec. 5, in Amarillo, Texas. Read more
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement:
On a typical June day in Yellowstone, it’s not unusual to see hundreds of bison grazing in the Lamar Valley. The herds appear to aimlessly move back and forth through meadows threaded by a winding river, just passive figures in an idyllic scene. But, as it turns out, that’s far from the full picture.
Duane Lenz, analyst for CattleFax, provides a world-market overview and outlook for cattle from the 2019 Angus Convention. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association. Visit www.CABcattle.com or www.angus.org for more information.
Woodward Livestock Auction, Woodward, Oklahoma, reported receipts of 5,967 head selling on Dec. 5, with 6,525 head selling pm Nov. 21 and 4,243 head selling a year ago, according to the USDA-Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Market News, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
It’s no secret Hollywood doesn’t exactly cater to agriculture in the few stories it tells on the sliver and small screens, but it becomes even more frustrating when they choose to produce a TV show set in a rural area, which features farmers and ranchers, then fumbles the facts.
I was scrolling through Twitter recently and the tweet at the top happened to be from a farmer in southwest Kansas. To the effect it said, "No farm or land is worth your family. Get a job, file bankruptcy if you have to. Don't do this to your loved ones. There IS life after farming." He shared a link to a Washington Post article about calls to suicide hotlines around the country are rising.