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Drought conditions during most of the year have prompted feed shortages. Hay is expensive, forcing many to seek a lower-cost alternative. Grazing crop residue can be an effective way to lower winter feed costs.

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Range cubes are used by many in the beef industry to supply additional nutrients lacking in standing forage and hay supplies. One benefit of range cubes is: They can be fed on the ground without the need for feedbunks.

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U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Bovine tuberculosis was recently confirmed in a large beef herd in Alcona County, Michigan. This is the 73rd cattle herd to be identified with bovine TB in Michigan since 1998.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue swore in Vicki Christiansen as the 19th chief of the USDA Forest Service this morning in Washington, D.C. Christiansen has been serving as interim chief since March of this year. Following his announcement yesterday, Perdue issued the following statement:

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