The Farm Bill Expired. What happens now?

Remind me—what is the farm bill again? The US Farm Bill is a package of legislation that gets passed approximately every five years, and it more or less shapes the landscape of American agriculture. There have been 18 iterations of this legislation. A lot of important items are rolled into it: crop subsidies, crop insurance, […]

Profit Tracker: Margins Improve Slightly

.(FJ) By GREG HENDERSON October 18, 2023 Cattle feeding margins saw a $9 per head improvement the week ending Oct. 14, and average profits were estimated at $296 per head, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. Beef packer margins improved about $7 per head but remain about $75 per head underwater. The packer-feeder margin […]

Cattle Producer Optimism

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course attendees filled Rudder Theater on Aug. 7 to hear experts discuss the past, present and future of the beef cattle industry. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)   Optimism greeted beef cattle producers from around the country attending the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course recently for two […]

Real Estate Is Emerging as a Hedge Against Roaring Inflation

American Farm and Ranch Land

Despite the headlines these days regarding inflation, which is at an almost 40-year high, safe havens are on the horizon with investments in real estate, specifically land real estate, as an alternative to investments in stocks. Many people are evaluating what to do with their savings after being in lockdown for the past couple of […]

Texas Exotic Game Ranches Take Hit

Exotic Game Ranches in Texas have taken a hit with the winter storms that swept through Texas. Many ranchers lost structures, animals or supplies due to the weather. The Exotic Wildlife Association is estimated a loss of more than $250 million. To learn more about the cause and effects, you can Read more here!

Wheat Futures fall overnight

With corn and beans slightly rising, wheat took a fall overnight. See how this affects the industry going into the warmer months Read more    

Regenerative Agriculture: Beneficial?

The regenerative agriculture movement can help fight climate change along with many more things, read more here 

Historic storm and temperatures shut down many states, TX at ground zero

This historic storm and cold front has affected millions. Power outages, cattle in danger, diesel powered machinery seized, read more below to see how and when it will hit near you… Storm front larger than Texas is pummeling most of Midwest

Crop Insurance: What you must know…

When crops are lost, a claim is made with crop insurance. But how to avoid your claim being rejected? Follow these simple guidelines ->    

3 Things Your Listing Needs

Have land to sell? If you want to maximize your chances of finding the right buyer in the right time frame, you need to make sure that you’re including enough information in your land listing and the type of information that potential buyers are looking for. A listing that’s rich in imagery and parcel specifics […]