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High Plains Journal - HPJ Weekly
Monday, July 13th, 2020

Featured Stories


Pandemic emphasizes need for local, fresh food

By Kylene Scott

The rancher found a way to donate beef. The grocer found a way to keep his doors open during heavy demands. The farmers market found a way to serve customers in a different manner. All during a pandemic. Read more


Bayer tries to chart future for Roundup, dicamba after tumultuous year

By David Murray

On June 24, Bayer announced a comprehensive legal settlement that it hoped would put most of its liabilities behind it. Settlement negotiations had dragged on for two years, but the onset of the coronavirus and the uncertainty of when jury trials would resume created incentive for the two sides to come together. Read more


The great debate of grazing systems

By Lacey Newlin

In an Oklahoma State University rancher webinar, Paul Beck, associate professor of animal science at OSU, discussed the controversial concept of which is better—continuous grazing versus rotational grazing. Both grazing systems have advantages and drawbacks, but a producer has to decide which positives outweigh the negatives. Read more


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More News and Commentary

In the end it begins with all of us to be responsible

By Dave Bergmeier

Rarely does news make much impact on Independence Day weekend as politicians, government officials and even news organizations take a holiday break. Read more

Pandemic’s negativism becomes grating too

By Jerry Nine

They tell me the governor of New Mexico declared if you come into our state then you better plan on staying there at least 14 days. Read more

Pushing the right buttons

By Trent Loos

We have a “reset button” opportunity in the food business right now so let me make a prediction: Unless we, the farmers and ranchers, get really busy and push to set the tone for the reset, nothing will change for the better. Read more

What's Next

July 20: In our upcoming Specialty Crop issue, Lacey Newlin highlights how a hummus company is opening new avenues in the sesame market for Oklahoma and Texas growers. To place an ad, call 1-800-452-7171 or email ads@hpj.com.


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