Victoria Myers

Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Victoria G Myers

Victoria Myers is an award-winning agricultural journalist, on The Progressive Farmer Magazine's editorial staff since 1989, when she was hired as the cotton editor. Since that time she has diversified into several coverage areas, including: conservation, extra income, farmland values and cattle. She coordinates and writes for the magazine's Cattlelink section, is responsible for content in the weekly Cattlelink e-newsletter and helps supply DTN with some of its livestock articles. Myers is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

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    High-Risk Calves Lose Value

    High-risk calves lose value as feeders shift to less population-based management.

  • Rachel Hopkins, while running a commercial herd in Missouri with her dad, has learned conservation is not a cookie-cutter plan, and sometimes that means learning from mistakes. (Jennifer Silverberg)

    Farmer Support

    Organization provides assistance and accolades for women landowners and farm operators to embrace soil-saving practices.

  • Producers are optimistically watching markets as they move into the second half of the year. (Jim Patrico)

    More Upside in the Second Half of the Year

    As prices move in favor of producers, expect more upside the second half of the year.

  • Sustainable beef management methods differ based on where cattle are raised. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Jim Patrico)

    Global Sustainability

    The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef outlined a 10-year plan, with one of the emphasis areas being the need for better communication of the beef industry's successes.

  • Rachel Hopkins and her dad, Steve Yocum, run a commercial herd in Missouri. They've learned conservation is not a cookie-cutter plan, and sometimes that means learning from mistakes. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jennifer Silverberg)

    Connections to Conservation

    Conservation takes practice, says Rachel Hopkins. "Sometimes you get it right; sometimes you get it terribly wrong. But you can't be afraid to make mistakes, because that's when you learn the most if you will keep moving ahead."

  • A California law sets standards for raising certain types of meat animals, which will be required of out-of-state producers who wish to sell product into the state. (DTN/Progressive Farmer stock photo)

    Livestock Producers in a Fight

    The Supreme Court of the U.S. has been asked to review a ruling that would extend California's Proposition 12 rule, regarding how some types of livestock are raised, to all product sold into the state, regardless of home state of...

  • Purdue University researcher Mohit Verma started looking for ways to quickly diagnose BRD after a colleague told him how serious an issue it was for his operation. (Purdue University photo by Tom Campbell)

    Rapid Test for BRD

    A rapid test to identify calves with BRD will help eliminate unnecessary antibiotic use and better target the best treatment option on a case-by-case basis.

  • Preventing illness in a herd requires good records and a veterinarian to advise on ways to avoid health problems. (Progressive Farmer image by Boyd Kidwell)

    Genetic Hopes

    Alternatives to antimicrobials are a high priority, but predicting their effectiveness is a challenge.

  • Animal feed is a key growth area for insect protein and is one reason capital continues to pour into the sector. (Chart courtesy of Rabobank 2021)

    Eating Bugs

    There are two faces to the business of insect protein, one focused on using it as a source of protein in animal feeds and one focused on human consumption of edibles. The growth area, for now, is primarily around animal feed.

  • The State of the Industry Report noted several "wins" for NCBA's Capitol Hill team and a lengthy list of challenges to come in the next year. (Logo courtesy of NCBA)

    NCBA: Ag No Place for Partisan Extremes

    The National Cattlemen's Beef Association's virtual annual meeting will try to keep the industry connected and informed, as the yearly in-person meet-and-greet was rescheduled for Aug. 10-12...

  • Spot-trade volumes in the beef industry have been discussed for years, but solutions everyone could agree on have been evasive. (Progressive Farmer photo by Mike Boyatt)

    Cattle Market Transparency

    Attempts to force more transparency into cattle markets with mandated thresholds and buying requirements would have an impact on the free market, but no one can say just what that impact would be.

  • The price outlook for livestock was mostly positive during the USDA's annual outlook. The forecast highlights higher cattle and hog prices for 2021. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Pamela Smith)

    Outlook: The Upside for Livestock

    Meat production will hit record levels this year, but USDA also sees price increases for livestock producers overall. The average five-area steer price should be about 6% higher for 2021 and hog prices are forecast to increase an...

  • All indicators point to a positive outlook for commercial cattle producers through 2021. (Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Lower Beef Supplies

    A shift from low-priced grains will create opportunities for commercial calf producers as supplies available to feeders continue to tighten.

  • Early projections call for lower to steady per capita disappearance of both red meat and poultry in 2021. (Chart courtesy of USDA Economic Research Service)

    The Worst of Times

    As bad as COVID-19 has been for the U.S., a market retrospective shows the beef industry has lived through worse times -- especially when it comes to impacts on export markets.