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Once upon a time, the cattle markets were considerably stable and no one fathomed they could plummet to incredible lows due to packing plant fires or mystery viruses. Back in those fairy tales days, livestock insurance was usually thought to be unnecessary, but after the events of late 2019 and 2020, it might become the assurance everyone needs just to stay in the cattle industry. Read more

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USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Materials Centers have a long and successful history of selecting and releasing conservation plants to support soil stabilization, improve pollinator and wildlife habitat, provide livestock forage, and increase the diversity in plantings.

The Colorado Weekly Cattle Auction Summary reported receipts of 18,355 head selling a week ago, 13,131 head trading Oct. 12, and 15,757 head selling a year ago, according to USDA-Colorado Department of Agriculture Market News, Greeley, Colorado.