Ag boom years on the decline?

Prices for agricultural commodities and land will level off in the coming years. The high price for commodities like corn will fall but not bottom out. Right now an additional 215 million bushels are grown every year to meet Renewable Fuel Standards. Gloy says the gas industry will not tolerate more than that and acres dedicated to renewable fuel will hold around the rate they are now.

Food replacing art as high culture

Artisanal meat products trending By Codi Vallery-Mills A trend has emerged in the retail food sector – food has replaced art as high culture. Coastal residents and even those here in the heart of America are taking serious interest in the food they prepare and eat (and the money they spend on it.) Premier grocery […]

Ready For Russia

South Dakota is latest to visit country, talk cattle trade By Codi Vallery-Mills Thousands of live cattle cross the ocean each year to be placed into Russian cattle operations from the United States. The US Department of Commerce reports 61,000 head left the U.S. for Russia between May 2011and May 2012. Cattlemen in the region, […]

Bettering your advertising

Simple steps to add value to your cattle promotions By Codi Vallery-Mills The spring bull sale season is almost over and producers should begin to analyze the effectiveness of their sale’s marketing and promotion plans, if they haven’t already. Rachel Cutrer is president of Ranch House Design, Inc. in Wharton, Texas. Formed in 1999, Ranch […]

Wistful About Wagons

Hansen Wheel and Wagon shop recreates the wagons of the American West By Codi Vallery-Mills We have all seen the old western movies where outlaws try to heist a stagecoach. A gunfight ensues, horses are encouraged to run faster and some high collared city gal succumbs to the excitement and faints. Many of us don’t […]