Here is our roundup of the top stories of 2020 on HPJ.com.

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Resilience is a word that I think we should focus on quite a bit more. When it comes to farm and ranch kids, we talk about work ethic and sens…

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In light of the recent increase in retail beef prices and decrease in cattle prices, many cattle producers have expressed interest in starting up small beef processing facilities that do not undercut the rancher and provide consistent prices for consumers. Davey Griffin, Texas A&M professor and Extension meat scientist, said he has been amazed at the number of producers looking into this option.

“It is just astronomical the number of inquiries we’re getting about starting a plant, getting these cattle through the system and just serving customers as well,” he said.

However, starting a meat processing facility is not without hoops to jump through, including multiple layers of government oversight and health regulations.

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When you are running, your body starts doing things it doesn’t normally do when you don’t run. In layman’s terms, you put your body in high ge…

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Tryon Wickersham, associate professor of animal nutrition at Texas A&M University, spoke recently at the Oklahoma State University Beef Conference in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He says beef’s job is to be a protein upcycler.

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The atmosphere in America, it feels like something that only happens in other places, but instead it is happening in real time—in our back yar…

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Yes, I have seen the video released by a fast food shop that creates a false narrative. I am going to choose not to share their name because I…

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With the stroke of a pen President Donald Trump signed another $484 billion package approved by Congress to try to buoy an economy reeling fro…

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A wholesale shift to regenerative agriculture is soon to become the primary choice for survival, Tom Cannon told audiences at Soil Health U, Jan. 22 and 23, in Salina, Kansas. The farmer and manager of Goodson Ranch, near Blackwell, in north-central Oklahoma, warned of a potential extinction of traditional ways of growing food.

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Nearly two decades into building worldwide markets for an established farm manufacturer, Daniel Rauchholz and several hand-picked colleagues are making a go of it on their own. Pulling from his 18 years experience in gauging domestic and global agriculture conditions and movements, Rauchholz designed and developed a cutting-edge fertilizer applicator, dubbed ELXIR (pronounced "elixir").

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Congratulations to Debbie Stiawalt of Beeler, Kansas, the grand prize winner of High Plains Journal's Down Country Roads calendar contest for …

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Adam Chappell knows cotton like only a farmer who lives and farms near a town called Cotton Plant, Arkansas, possibly could.

For four generations the Chappell family has raised cotton, just like their neighbors have since before the Civil War. Conventional wisdom and generations of cotton farmers say that there is only one way to raise a cotton crop, and that’s to use tillage and crop protection inputs. No matter the cost.

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If Burger King’s latest advertising scheme was meant to villainize cattle raisers and cows as well as shame beef eaters, they are on the road to success. In a commercial, which has been floating around social media since July 14, Burger King features yodeling kids, but the tune is all wrong.

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It’s been said that America has the most plentiful, safe and nutritious food supply in the world. In 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service reported that 89.9% of U.S. households were food secure throughout the year, with 11.1% of households reporting some food insecurity at least some time during the year, an improvement over the prior year.

On a global scale, the ERS published its annual International Food Security Assessment in November. Given projections for increasing per capita incomes and lower food prices, food security is expected to improve in all 76 low- and middle-income countries studied over the next 10 years. And the share of people unable to reach the nutritional target is projected to decline from 19% in 2019 to 9% over the next decade of the regional populations. That’s a decline of 45%.

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