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USDA’s Farm Service Agency announces sign-up date for disaster assistance programs

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill, beginning Tu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

USDA’s Farm Service Agency announces sign-up date for disaster assistance programs

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill, beginning Tu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Eyes on expansion: Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cow numbers, but challenges remain

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

CLIFFORD — The delivery went smoothly, and both mother and newly born bull calf are doing well. The cow, maternal instincts on overdrive, licks the calf fervently. Her son, ungainly but determined, tries to struggle to his feet in the straw-covered…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Beef Talk: Do the cows fit the operation?

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Generally, facts do not change and the application of facts to life determines success. In other words, life is more than luck.
One needs to plan, implement, evaluate and replan to stay in touch. That was the essence of the integrated resource manag…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Stockmen’s Foundation offers guns in raffle

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation is offering two rifles — a Savage 12 LP Varmint 204 with a scope and a Henry Big Boy Lever-Action Rifle 45L — along with a $500 Runnings gift card in its sixth annual rifle raffle.
Tickets are available f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Stockmen’s Foundation offers guns in raffle

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation is offering two rifles — a Savage 12 LP Varmint 204 with a scope and a Henry Big Boy Lever-Action Rifle 45L — along with a $500 Runnings gift card in its sixth annual rifle raffle.
Tickets are available f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Scottish cattle draw interest along Highway 34

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

FEDORA — If you’ve ever slowed down to look at those unique cattle along state Highway 34 between Fedora and Howard, you’re not the first.

In fact, Gary Moschell says they’ve got to be the most photographed cattle in the state.

“People love to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘It might be time to stock up on beef’

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Brian Bowne watched carefully, with a cell phone pressed tightly against his ear, as cattle barreled through the gates of the auction ring during a sale this month at Mitchell Livestock Auction.

Lingering effects of the drought that devastated the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD winter wheat, cattle and sheep in good shape

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota’s winter wheat crop and livestock herds appear to be in good shape as the winter progresses.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that 60 percent of the winter wheat crop is rated g…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

US cattle herd shrinking to 63-year low means record beef cost

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Elizabeth Campbell and Alan Bjerga

Bloomberg News

CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com