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Take a peek inside exemplary operations around the U.S. in our videos and slideshows. Also, discover best practices for your cattle business from industry experts with our multimedia features.

In this episode, Cassidy Woolsey visits with Rosslyn Biggs from Oklahoma State University about the shortage of veterinarians in rural areas and some of the challenges graduating vet students face in today's climate of inflation, job demand and crushing student debt. Biggs also shares some details about Oklahoma State's networking and mentoring program for vet students and established veterinarians. Carrie, Tyrell and Paul talk about their plans for summer and some summertime traditions including fair season and, at least for residents of Council, Idaho, porcupine racing.

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David visits with University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s ag economist Elliott Dennis on the values that can be captured through flexible grazing leases based on land output, fed cattle prices or other factors. David, Paul and Tyrell discuss heat waves in the Midwest, and Paul shares details about his visit to a new packing facility with Intermountain Packing in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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This month's guest is Jason Medows, creator and host of the Ag State of Mind podcast. He visits with Cassidy about mental health in agriculture and how producers can be proactive, ways to better deal with some of the stresses that come with job, and how to help children and teens. You'll also want to stay tuned for his rule of 2 and rule of 5. Then, hear from our newest Progressive Cattle team member, Tyrell Marchant, as he, David and Paul discuss cow herd liquidation and the most memorable Father's Day gifts.

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In this episode, David and Carrie visit with meteorologist Matt Makens about what Mother Nature has in store for producers this year. All indications point to a La Nina-leaning neutral year for weather, which means the drought in the West will persist, and that the timing of precipitation will be critical for crop farmers this year, especially the Corn Belt. Makens also goes into more detail on how weather patterns are analyzed and forecasts are made. Also, Carrie, Paul and production editor Sarah Hernandez share their favorite – or least favorite – things about springtime.

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In this episode, Carrie and Paul chat with Texas A&M ag economist David Anderson about the state of global corn and wheat supplies in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its potential impact on beef producers, along with trends in the beef market and different factors that influence consumer demand. Also, Carrie, Paul and Cassidy offer a sneak peak of the April issue and debate their favorite seasonal treats.

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