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Beef Northwest is a diversified agribusiness with cattle feeding operations in Nyssa and Boardman, Oregon, and Quincy, Washington.

With a one-time capacity of 95,000 head, Beef Northwest is the Northwest’s largest supplier of quality cattle to Tyson in Wallula, Washington, and naturally raised cattle to AB Foods, in Toppenish.

Committed to the economic and environmental sustainability of the communities it serves, Beef Northwest traces its roots to the 1800s, when the Wilson family first raised cattle on Oregon’s productive rangelands.

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NASS: Corn production down slightly from September forecast

Corn production is forecast at 13.6 billion bushels, down 5 percent from last year’s record production and down less than 1 percent from the September forecast, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday.

USDA: Projected corn use for 2015-16 remains unchanged

Projected U.S. corn use for 2015-16 is unchanged this month compared to September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday morning.

Foreman: Cattle market tried to stabilize this week

October live cattle futures plunged to 120 cents per pound in late September, the lowest level for a nearby futures contract since July 2013.

Measure hay quality and quantity for most efficient use

Kansas producers have been busy putting up silage and baling hay. Abundant rainfall in much of the state this year has made making hay challenging but also improved volume of hay supplies. Both of these factors, in addition to prices of other commodities, will influence how best to use these forages this year.

Angus VNR: Building a business, feeding the world

Cattle feeders Shawn and Shane Tiffany talk about getting their start in the cattle business, and why the risks are worth it. This video news is provided by CAB and the American Angus Association. Visit or for more information.

Cargill first-quarter profit jumps 20 percent despite commodities slump

Global commodities trader Cargill Inc effectively navigated tumbling commodities markets and volatile currencies to turn in a 20-percent gain in first-quarter profit, the privately held company said on Wednesday.

Drovers poll: Your coffee cups are full of…

In this week’s poll, we asked what was in your coffee cup. Was it coffee? Tea? Hot chocolate?

The Back 40: Poppin’ bottles and slammin’ burgers

This week in The Back 40, we have boozed up vegetarians falling off the wagon, a belligerent rage for bacon mac and cheese, and a beef fat facial cream. Go home, internet. You’re drunk.

UF/IFAS helping to train the next generation of farm labor supervisors

University of Florida Agricultural Economist Fritz Roka is putting into action the adage “When you know better, you do better.”

Don't let weather impact the last stage of calf development

More than 75 percent of fetal growth occurs in the last trimester, due in part to the rapid growth of a calf's tissues. For many beef producers the period of rapid development also coincides with extremely variable weather conditions that often include rain, wind, sleet and snow.

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