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It appears that 2017 could be an important year for a number of agricultural law issues. From the Clean Water Act, to “ag gag” legislation, to the Endangered Species Act, there are a number of pending cases that could have major impacts on the agricultural industry in the coming year.

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Commercial beef production in 2016 is estimated about 6 percent above that of 2015. This is due to a combination of increased slaughter and slightly higher dressed weights.

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Click the date to see the latest Progressive Cattleman Market watch. (PDF)

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Bred cows vary in value according to a number of factors, including age, quality, weight, stage of gestation, hide color, time of year and location. Research at Oklahoma State University has examined 15 years of auction data in Oklahoma to determine the impact of these factors on commercial bred cow value.

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Spring is on its way – and not a moment too soon. Now may be a good time to look at soil fertility, particularly for those that missed fall fertilization due to drought.

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