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High Plains Journal - HPJ Weekly
Friday, September 18th, 2020

Featured Stories


Composite cattle coming to a feed bunk near you

By Jennifer M. Latzke

Kansas is home to 161,000 dairy cows, and the number grows each year with every large dairy that chooses to relocate to the Sunflower State. For nearly 20 years the Plains has been an ideal relocation point for many dairies looking for the land, feed and social environment to expand their operations. Read more


Cattle U speakers focus on cattle marketing and industry outlook

By Lacey Newlin

High Plains Journal’s Cattle U virtual event, held Sept. 8 to 11, was a jam-packed four days of in depth discussions from all angles of the cattle industry, with special emphasis placed on markets before and after COVID-19. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension economist, shared the cattle market outlook for fall and winter of 2020. Read more


Fall crop outlook: Reduced corn, soy yields

By David Murray

Estimates for the corn and soybean crops have been reduced in the Sept. 11 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, the first ones released since devastating storms with derecho winds that flattened up to a third of Iowa’s corn crop and roared across the Midwest. The previous estimates were released in August just before those storms hit. Read more


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More News and Commentary

Farm safety is a collective effort, starting with each individual

By Dave Bergmeier

Sept. 20 to 26 is recognized as Farm and Safety Week by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety in Peosta, Iowa, and is an appropriate time to remember the importance of a single goal to stop rural tragedies that lurk around every grain bin, unmarked intersection or PTO shaft. Read more

Handling post-disaster property casualties

By Maxson Irsik

I’ve received numerous calls in recent weeks from farms and ranches hit by wildfire, hurricane or the derecho windstorm. Read more

A fun walk back in time

By Jerry Nine

Just reminiscing about some childhood things. Now you can tell from this picture one of several options. Read more

What's Next

Sept. 28: In our upcoming Soybean Added Value issue, Kylene Scott covers how groups are working to keep soybeans in front of international buyers. To place an ad, call 1-800-452-7171 or email ads@hpj.com.


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