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Ranching 101 in Buffalo canceled

The Ranching 101 scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Buffalo has been canceled. Please contact TSCRA at 800-242-7820 with questions.

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Livestock Wx Weather Outlook, Oct. 13, 2017: Texas/NM 12-Month Temps Highest on Record

SPONSORED CONTENT: This week Livestock Wx’s exclusive content for TSCRA members discusses Texas and New Mexico temperatures. Also be on the lookout for an update on the status of La Niña next week.

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Pastureland values reach new high

The average value for U.S. pastureland rose 1.5 percent this year to $1,350 per acre, according to the USDA 2017 Land Values Summary reported in August. The new value reflects an increase of $20 per acre from 2016 and a record high since the USDA began keeping records. By comparison, the average acre of cropland is worth $4,090, a level unchanged from 2016 and the third highest on record. Texas saw a positive boot at 3.1 ($1,650), while Oklahoma held steady at $1,470. Read more…

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USDA issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation payments exceeding $9.6 billion

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced this week that more than $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016 crop year, and $1.6 billion under CRP for 2017.

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US Drought Monitor and Summary, Oct. 10, 2017

In Oklahoma, one-class improvements were rendered to the depiction in northern and eastern portions of the state based on the reception of ample precipitation (generally 1-3 inches, but 5 inches or more was noted in southern Osage and Pawnee Counties). In contrast, in southeastern Oklahoma, some deterioration was noted in Atoka and Pushmataha Counties, where significant deficits remain (PNPs 25%-50% for past 30-days). In Texas, a number of small-scale degradations and improvements were made, with more widespread improvements rendered over northeastern Texas.

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Donate to the Cattle Raisers Relief Fund and help fellow producers

The Cattle Raisers Relief Fund, a relief effort for beef producers by beef producers, is still collecting monetary donations of support for ranch families affected by Hurricane Harvey. The fund supports relief efforts for ranch families affected by disasters like Hurricane Harvey and inevitable future natural disasters, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to producers in need. Donations are being accepted through the end of October for distribution to those affected by the hurricane and flooding.

Oct 12, 2017 Read more...

Cattle Raisers Insurance can help you with group and individual health insurance options

With the holiday season just around the corner, Cattle Raisers Insurance would like to assist you with your insurance needs. We understand how important spending time with your family during the upcoming holidays will be. The Cattle Raisers Insurance team is here to find the right health insurance plan for you and your family and/or business. Whether a group or individual medical plan, the Cattle Raisers Insurance team is here to guide you through all of your options. Open enrollment for individual health plans is only 45 days this year, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15 for a Jan. 1, 2018, effective date. Group health plans offer expanded benefits and affordable premiums throughout the year. Let the Cattle Raisers Insurance team research the best medical plans for you and your family! Call 1-800-252-2849 for your custom quote today.

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Cattle Raisers testify before House Ways and Means Committee

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to discuss expanding U.S. trade relationships in the Asia-Pacific region. TSCRA director Kelley Sullivan testified before the committee to highlight the importance of trade to the U.S. beef industry and note the successes brought about by agreements like NAFTA and KORUS.

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CME Group declares victory over cattle market volatility

CME Group Inc plans no further moves to reduce volatility in its cattle futures market, after making a series of changes to rein in wild price swings that drove away hedgers, a managing director said on Wednesday to Reuters. Over the past two years, the exchange operator, which owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and other markets, has cut trading hours, implemented new rules on order messaging and taken other steps to limit volatility in its cattle market. CME claims there are no more problems to solve and are content to keep things as they are, but other stakeholders believe that while some improvements have been made, the market remains volatile. Read more…

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This steak-sharing startup targets foodies looking for high-end beef

Crowd Cow delivers premium beef from small, independent farms to foodies nationwide. The company sells one cow at a time, offering shares to customers who’ve signed up for email alerts via the company’s website. Producers sign on to supply the animals, which are slaughtered, packaged and sent to a Crowd Cow distribution center. Customers receive an email announcing a new sale and the roughly 60 shares per cow are up for offer. Read more…

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