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Since wildfires swept across the Texas Panhandle on March 6, 2017, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has urged farmers and ranchers affected by the fires to contact their local NRCS office in USDA Service Centers to make an Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application for recovery assistance.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced yesterday the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market.

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The dog days of summer have arrived, and we find ourselves in the midst of another cattle cycle. For the past few years, the expansion phase of the current cattle cycle has been going strong.

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Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires Inc. today announced they will be joining forces as a unified cooperative effective July 1.

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For many cattle producers, the increased use of unmanned aerial systems (commonly known as drones) has created a concern related to property and privacy rights. If a drone is flying over the property or livestock of another, what legal rights does the landowner have? What can he or she do in that situation to protect his or her property?

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Exporting of beef is a key issue facing the cattle industry since exports move American supply to overseas buyers.

It was announced on May 8 that starting no later than July 16, 2017, the U.S. and China have made a trade agreement that would allow beef exports to the Chinese market, which is a crucial change proving the U.S. beef industry is stronger when producers have the ability to access to foreign buyers.

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