Cody Easterday, of Mesa, Washington, pleaded guilty recently in federal court to defrauding a Tyson Foods, Inc. company out of approximately US$244 million. Easterday charged the company for the costs of buying and feeding as many as 200,000 cattle that didn’t exist — a ghost-herd. Greg Henderson, editor at Drovers, says that there are other… Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) has reached a deal to acquire all the outstanding shares of Farmobile, Inc., after buying a minority stake in the Kansas-based farm equipment data company in 2019. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Farmobile provides farms with hardware and software for real-time collection and analysis of farm machinery… Read More

AGCO has introduced its latest harvesting solution, the AutoDock header docking system, for Fendt IDEAL combines. AutoDock is the industry’s first automatic system for connecting and disconnecting combine headers, without having to get out of the combine, says the company. It eliminates the job of manually lifting and attaching or detaching drivelines, which, as anyone… Read More

The state of Colorado is similar to Alberta in many ways — beautiful vistas and mountains, and a rich history in the cattle business. Colorado holds a significant portion of the cattle market in the U.S., much like Alberta prides itself on being Canada’s beef capital. While Colorado Governor Jared Polis isn’t advocating for a… Read More

It’s Thursday, and as we head into the Easter long weekend, we’re doing the Beef Market Update a day early. To start off, Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange says she has better news to report than two weeks ago based on the cash price — which seems to have some solid footing for… Read More

AGCO is introducing the latest in their baler lineup: the Massey Ferguson RB 4160P Protec combo baler. The unit, which produces 4-by-5-foot bales, combines all the features found on the RB Series silage balers with an integrated bale-wrapping unit, allowing producers to harvest and ensile high-moisture forages in one process. Whether harvesting forage for a… Read More

Much of the oxygen surrounding agriculture in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been used on dairy, but expect wheat to gain increased attention in the coming weeks if some U.S. farm groups get their way. Newly reappointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has mentioned USMCA enforcement and wheat several times in recent speeches, and… Read More

The U.S. government is moving ahead with countervailing tariffs on phosphate fertilizer from Morocco and Russia following a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling on March 11 which sided with American fertilizer producer Mosaic. The ITC decision clears the path for the U.S. Department of Commerce to begin levying duties of 19.97% on imports from Moroccan… Read More

 

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