LIVESTOCK NEWS
View From the Pasture
Mon Jul 1, 2013 11:18 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- As producers across the Midwest struggle with flooded fields and delayed planting, the drought of 2012 might seem like distant history for many. Producers like Dean Graumann, however, are evidence the drought is very much alive in the western Great Plains.

"Our ponds are still dry, our grass is still brown," said the southwestern Oklahoma cow-calf producer and wheat farmer. "I'd say at least half the wheat was disastered. So it's pretty bleak," Graumann told DTN.

Jordan Shearer, who raises wheat and cattle in the eastern Oklahoma panhandle, said some mid-June ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Ask The Vet
Plan to Cull
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments