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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  • Dick and Betty Bryan ranch in Oklahoma, where an evolving landscape has resulted in more tall fescue, creating production challenges with the cow herd.

    Chemical Management

    Chaparral may be the best herbicide to control tall fescue.

  • The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, the largest independent agricultural research organization in the U.S., is coordinating and providing project management for the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s new pilot program. (Photo courtesy The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)

    Defining Sustainability

    The Noble Foundation's Center for Land Stewardship is following six indicators to monitor sustainibility

  • A new rule being considered by USDA would negatively affect market opportunities for cattle producers if it's allowed to move forward in its current form. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Market Crisis

    Fair practices may sound like a good rule, but the proposed GIPSA rule would actually remove incentives to compete.

  • One ill-timed nitrogen application can increase toxins in tall fescue, setting back herd health and reproduction. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Mark Parker)

    Forage Management

    Toxins in the plants that cattle feed on can come back and bite, even if an effort has been made to acclimate the herd to such toxins.

  • Allen Williams says there is no strict formula for an adaptive grazing program, but the outcome will be better soils and significant improvements in forage production. (Photo courtesy Allen Williams)

    Adaptive Grazing

    Allen Williams has taken his program for adaptive grazing and soil regeneration across 48 states and into Canada, Mexico and South America.

  • Dewormer resistance came as no surprise to parasitologists, Ray Kaplan says, but it did shatter some long-held illusions in the beef industry. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Challenge the Norm

    A change in on-farm deworming practices may not only prevent resistance but reverse it.

  • Insurance should be a good fit for livestock operations looking for risk management tools.(Progressive Farmer/DTN image by Joe Link)

    Safety Net

    The WFP allows producers to insure up to $1 million in revenue from animals and animal products. In addition, a provision that maintained an operation had to receive at least 35% of its income from livestock production to qualify no...

  • Building bulls that thrive in the environment is Priority 1 at Town Creek Farm.(Image courtesy Town Creek Farm)

    Slow Growth

    Longevity in bulls comes down to four things: avoiding overfeeding, forages, exercise and genetics.

  • Cattle can revitalize soils and awaken productivity lost in a monoculture environment. (Photo courtesy Allen Williams)

    Pasture Regeneration

    Cattle can revitalize soils and awaken productivity lost in a monoculture environment.

  • A recent study in Oklahoma on lightweight calves showed an advantage in pounds gained for those given an implant with a new, patented coating. (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

    Implant Study

    Calves in one study showed more than 20 pounds of additional live-weight gain per head, when compared to two competing implants.

  • Maternal antibodies won't break down the effectiveness of Inforce 3, and now the intranasal vaccine can be applied to just one nostril, simplifying use. (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

    Intranasal Vaccine

    Inforce 3 protects against respiratory disease caused by Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis, Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Parainfluenza 3 virus.

  • A cattle team from the combined companies of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica and Merial have been visiting customers across the country to share news of the merger, and to get ideas about how to best serve the industry going forward. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Jim Patrico)

    Massive Merger Complete

    The recent merger between animal health companies Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. and Merial will bring additional services and resources to customers, the director of marketing for the new company's cattle segment said this week.

  • The news at this year's annual CattleFax outlook indicated steer prices could be lower this year. These Charolais feeders are from western Montana. (DTN file photo by Chris Clayton)

    Cattle Price Trends

    All protein supplies are on the increase, demand is strong, feed prices are low and profit margins are going to continue to tighten around U.S. cattle producers, according to this year's annual CattleFax Outlook.

  • Tennessee's school for AI has issued 220 certifications since the program started in 2013. (Photo by Patricia McDaniels/UT Institute of Agriculture)

    Positive Change

    Tennessee's training course on artificial insemination (AI) turned into a family project for the Blacks of Color Wheel Farm, in Vonore, Tennessee.