John Goggins

Publish Date:

Thursday, 16 May, 2019

I am sure by now all of you are aware the trade talks between the U.S. and China fell apart again last week.  When President Trump sent out his Tweet last week, just days ahead of the scheduled trade talks in Washington, announcing higher and additional tariffs the writing was on the wall that things were falling apart between the

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Duppong’s Willow Creek 26th Annual Born to Perform Angus Bull Sale
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123 Bulls Average $6,224

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Paint Rock Angus Ranch Spring Bull Sale
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McDonnell Angus May 1, 2019 Bull Sale
87 Bulls Average $4,032  

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By Kayla Sargent

Tyson Foods recently sold their shares in the alternative protein startup company, Beyond Meat, just before the company’s successful initial public offering.  In December 2016, Tyson Foods made an initial investment in the company as their plant-based protein substitutes began hitting the market.  Tyson increased their shareholding one year later to roughly 6.5 percent — a

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“Stress is defined as a need or demand that people confront which is perceived as burdensome or threatening,” Adele Harty, South Dakota State University Extension Field Specialist, said. “Stress affects our bodies, our minds, and even our actions.”

By nature, agriculture is a stressful occupation.  Carrying too much stress can lead to reckless work habits and affect overall health. According to

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On May 10, the U.S. Trade Representative moved forward with increasing the tariff rate from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.  Farmers across the country are extremely concerned by the actions taken by President Trump and his Administration.  The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), the American Soybean Association (ASA), and the National Corn Growers

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