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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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Life’s money lessons begin now for new grads

Whether you’re graduating from high school or finishing college and heading into the workforce for the first time, good financial decisions early on can pave the road to success, says Trish Savage, personal finance specialist for University of Missouri Extension.

Corn planting crawls to the finish line

Though corn planting started off like a hare, Mother Nature has now slowed it to a tortoise’s pace.

Argentina’s labor situation supports soy complex

Financial markets depressed commodity markets Tuesday. Renewed concerns about European Monetary Union and the euro have resurged this week, thereby spurring big U.S. dollar gains and sending stock indexes lower. Both of those reactions are seen as negative for commodity demand, which was probably a big reason corn futures fell today. The outsized wheat breakdown apparently weighed on corn as well. July corn futures settled 5.0 cents lower at $3.55/bushel Tuesday, while December lost 4.5 to $3.7325.

From the board room: Animal care and well-being

From the minute a calf is born all the way through the production chain, cattlemen and women work around the clock 356-days a year to provide the best quality care for their cattle. The theme of May issue of Drovers CattleNetwork is animal care and well-being, and our board members highlight changes they have made recently to improve animal care and well-being on their operations and changes they expect to make in the next five years.

Major damage to corn and soybeans begins at 28

2015 row-crop planting in South Dakota began relatively early this spring and has progressed at a rapid pace. As of May 17, 46 percent of corn had emerged.

Meat of the Matter: A legal non-victory

Contrary to media coverage, a series of amendments to animal welfare regulations in New Zealand do not represent a victory for advocates of legal status for livestock.

FDA proposes rule to collect antimicrobial sales, distribution data

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule today that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of sales by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys). The additional data would improve understanding of how antimicrobials are sold or distributed for use in major food-producing animals and help the FDA further target its efforts to ensure judicious use of medically important antimicrobials.

Meat of the Matter: Legal rights just all wrong

An activist group is claiming that a lawsuit filed to force a New York state university to ‘free’ a pair of chimps represents a precedent that establishes animals with legal rights.

#MeatMonday: Balsamic Steak au Poivre

Check out the beef of the week! This quick steak will make #MeatMonday a hit with your family.

Photo of the Day: Roany

Photo of the day goes to @idrancherswife on Instagram. Check out her #ranchlife photos from Idaho.

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