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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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Morning Farm Report: Hog prices up over a dollar, cattle mixed

Lean hog prices increased $1.68 to $78.78. Live cattle prices went up 15 cents to $151.23. Feeder cattle prices went down $1.05 to $217.45.

Grain markets mostly lower early Thursday morning

The grain markets are mostly lower early Thursday morning ahead of the 4th of July holiday weekend. The agricultural markets will be closed on Friday July 3rd. Corn futures are softer after an eventful week capping off a quarter where nearby corn hit a high of $4.15 on Tuesday and a low of $3.48 on June 15th. The last time corn got that low was October 2014. In May 2014 nearby corn was trading in the 530 range. Volatility has remained a constant as supply and demand factors are ever changing. The US Dollar Index is down .05 to 96.26.

The food behind our independence

America’s independence is about more than brats and burgers on the backyard grills. Learn more about the food that fueled the American revolution.

Morning Farm Report: Livestock prices increased Wednesday

All livestock prices saw increases Wednesday. Live cattle prices rose $3.00 to $151.08. Feeder cattle prices went up $3.77 to $218.50. Lean hog prices improved 90 cents to $77.10.

Sizzilin' meals for the 4th!

Everyone is counting down the days for one of the greatest holidays the year, Fourth of July!

BeefTalk: Pounds of calf weaned per acre

This Beeftalk concerns pounds of beef produced per acre utilizing two different types of cattle to help demonstrate what pounds of calf weaned per acre means. The information presented, at this point, is an example of production data reflecting pounds of calf weaned per acre. For this article, I will not expound on marketing options.

From the Fence Post: Collaborative efforts to better understand antibiotic resistance

From Merck Animal Health's BRD Report: From the Fence Post. As discussed in the previous post, antibiotic use doesn’t generally create resistance in individual bacteria, but we can amplify resistance in a population of bacteria by using antibiotics. While we’ll never be able to completely eliminate resistance, it’s still important to learn as much as we can about how it exists within our environment in order to slow it down.

Tips for farmers and ranchers with arthritis

University of Missouri Extension agricultural systems management specialist Willard Downs and Missouri AgrAbility Project director Karen Funkenbusch offer the following tips for farmers and ranchers with arthritis:

Jolley: Rabobank says you'll spend more with your supermarket this holiday weekend

It was just an ordinary press release, issued by one of the most sophisticated banking businesses in the world. The headline was a shocker: The 2015 Rabobank BBQ Index Reviews Commodities Fueling U.S. BBQ Prices.

Keep your barbecue safe for everyone to enjoy

For many people, summer holidays such as the Fourth of July mean enjoying time outdoors and firing up the grill. Elizabeth Boyle, meat safety and quality specialist for K-State Research and Extension, said barbecuing requires some safety practices to ensure everyone enjoys the food and the holiday.

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