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The drought that has plagued the Southern Plains and Southwest for most of this year is continuing to be a problem for producers, but plentiful rains in June are easing drought impacts in some areas, while those that continue to go without rain reach more extreme drought levels.

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Oregon ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven are now back at the family ranch after a full pardon from President Donald Trump released them from a Southern California federal prison July 10.

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Alarm bells started ringing as the first wave of tariffs from the U.S.-China trade wars took effect on July 6, with the U.S. ag economy on the front line as one of the first casualties.

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Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and Kansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey joined leaders from the Kansas livestock industry on Saturday, June 30, at Barton County Feeders in Ellinwood to announce the Cattle Trace pilot project.

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A Wichita Falls, Texas, man was arrested on June 27 on theft charges in a fraud case that includes more than 10 counties in Texas and Oklahoma, 8,000 head of cattle and outstanding loans of more than $5.8 million.

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After a heated debate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the second version of the 2018 Farm Bill with a final vote of 213-211. The passage of the bill is a tentative victory for Republicans, but the battle will not be over till the Senate passes its version of the farm bill, which is expected to happen this week.

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