• Bob Recker, Iowa, says 60-inch corn plus cover crops can boost soil health. (Progressive Farmer image by Matthew Wilde)

    Double Duty

    Wide-row corn and cover crops work together to create positive grazing options for cattle.

  • Romanian-born geneticist Raluca Mateescu is a leader in thermotolerance research in cattle. She is selecting for traits such as hair coat and sweat gland size to help cattle better handle heat stress. (Progressive Farmer image by Becky Mills)

    COOL Genes for HOT Cattle

    Lower body temps can boost preg rates and body condition.

  • Virginia cattleman Basil Gooden says meat shortages could lead to long-term changes in how people buy and consume beef. (Progressive Farmer image courtesy of Basil Gooden)

    Meat Shortages Build Markets

    Consumers seek out local cattle producers to buy beef directly from the source.

  • (Progressive Farmer image by Claire Vath)

    Facts Not Fear

    Veterinarians want people to know the truth about COVID-19 and animals.

  • (Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

    Fencing Laws

    Texas’ Supreme Court made an important ruling on landowner liability when it comes to livestock and roadways.

  • (Progressive Farmer image by Becky Mills)

    Let Efficiency Lead

    Don't cull cows strictly on size. Consider the whole picture first.

  • Livestock producers across the country have worked with NRCS experts to improve water resources. (Progressive Farmer image by Ken Hammond, NRCS)

    Water Supply Challenge

    A well system is often the best way to meet livestock needs, whatever the weather.