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  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was unchanged, at $102 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN average dried distillers grains, or DDG, price was firm ahead of the July 4 weekend with the spot price unchanged from one week ago at $102.

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to repeal the WOTUS rule. (DTN graphic)

    WOTUS Repeal Moves

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed an interim rule on Tuesday that recodifies the waters of the United States rule back to 2015 language, while total rewrite continues.

  • It cost just 10 cents an acre in 1932; today the once beat-up Florida ground is both a legacy and proof that conservation methods can turn around even the worst piece of land.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Gabriel Burgos)

    Cutover To Conservation

    A ranch in the midst of millions of Florida residents has long history of successful regeneration and conservation.

  • Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and staff loading boxes of beef. (Photo courtesy of the Nebraska governor's office)

    First US Beef to China

    With a little fanfare from Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, the packing plant Greater Omaha Packing sent the first load of boxed beef from Omaha to China on Wednesday after 14 years of being shut out of the market.

  • What is the cause of my cow's rapid weight loss? (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Claire Vath)

    Ask the Vet

    Testing for Johne's or Hardware disease can be expensive and time-consuming, so prevention is best.

  • A March wildfires scorched Steve Rader's ranch in the Texas Panhandle. The fires killed about 85 of his 520-head cattle operation, and wiped away about 60% of his pastures. (DTN photo by Todd Neeley)

    Hope, Pastures Return

    As pastures recover in the Texas Panhandle after March 6 wildfires, ranchers such as Steve Rader carefully plan on how to rebuild their herds.

  • President Donald Trump helped engineer the opening of China to the U.S. beef industry. Not bad for someone who orders his steak well-done with ketchup. (DTN file photos)

    The Market's Fine Print

    President Donald Trump helped engineer the opening of the biggest export market the U.S. beef industry will ever see. That's not bad for someone who orders his steak well-done with ketchup, says DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington.

  • Ear tags that flag sick cattle are on the verge of revolutionizing livestock care. (Image: UNL Communications)

    LED Ear tags

    Livestock care may soon get a little easier and a little faster with ear tags that light up when animals are feeling less than their best.

  • Letting a calf nurse from two dams, its own, and one that hasn't calved yet, could have an effect on colostrum available to the unborn calf. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Ask the Vet

    Letting a calf nurse on a dam that is pregnant with its own calf could have deleterious effects on milk for the unborn calf.

  • Cattle are again grazing on rangeland in southwestern Kansas and northwest Oklahoma after severe wildfires burned through the region in early March. Englewood, Kansas, rancher David Clawson examines his water tank in mid-May as the recovery process continues. (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    Rising From the Ashes

    As some ranchers in the Southern Plains rebuild their homes, as well as fences, they have hope for the future thanks to their faith, a helping hand from neighbors and strangers, and heavier-than-usual rains after wildfires had hit in March.

  • Effective fly-control programs rely on multiple, complementary approaches.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)

    Don't Pick Just One

    Introducing one insect to control another may seem counterintuitive to some people, but parasitic wasps can be part of a larger pesticide-free program

  • Have today's brood cows gotten too big? (Photo from Thinkstock/istock)

    Ask the Vet

    Bigger isn't always better in brood cows.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was unchanged, at $97 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DDG prices were unchanged on average as end users weren't very aggressive buyers after loading up on product prior to the three-day weekend.

  • Cattle graze in mid-May on rangeland hit by wildfires that spread March 6 north of Englewood, Kansas. Extension educators from Kansas and Oklahoma counties that saw wildfires in previous years say moisture is the key to grassland recovery. (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    Moisture Aids Rangeland Recovery

    Timely rains are helping rangelands bounce back from wildfire damage. Extension personnel recently shared what they learned from past wildfires in other counties on the Plains and what were some of the challenges, as well as benefits.