When Loren Greenfields family built Hilltop Dairy in 2002, they had a lot of early labor help from the surrounding community. High school and college students came to help milk at first, but local workers quickly disappeared.
The sorghum industry would suffer devastating job losses if the agricultural herbicide atrazine is banned, according to University of Chicago economist Don Coursey. It would cost between 21,000 and 48,000 jobs from corn production losses alone. The inclusion of sorghum and sugar cane makes that total even greater.
During February 2010, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that his agency would be redirecting its efforts surrounding animal identification in the nation to the development of a framework for animal disease traceability.
Monsanto Co. said last week they will nearly double their investments into an already established joint venture to develop biotech crops, expanding their efforts to include a focus on wheat, a key food crop that as yet has no commercialized biotech variety.
Idaho beef producers Laurie Lickley, Jerome, ID, Brenda Richards, Murphy, ID, and Jay Theiler, Boise, ID were named to leadership positions at the June 1-2, 2010, Idaho Beef Council (IBC) meeting in Boise, ID, at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed listing the mountain plover as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Citing agriculture, oil and gas, and other alleged threats, a listing would severely affect agriculture activities in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
Those supporting or opposing a plan to vaccinate Yellowstone National Parks bison against brucellosis have until July 26 to comment on the National Park Services Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that proposes to do so by using compressed air rifles to fire darts at the wild buffalo without handling or capturing them.
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance meant to limit the use of antimicrobials in livestock operations, saying the drugs should only be used to protect animal health. The government has been working to limit the sub-therapeutic use of drugs in livestock
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy will not indicate exactly when he will rule on a renewed attempt by environmentalists to protect gray wolves in Idaho and Montana as endangered species, but both sides of the controversy hope he will decide the issue before the hunting of the predators resumes in
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced June 25 that it was calling a time out in the process of moving the proposed governance restructuring plan to a vote later this month at the association’s summer meeting in Denver, CO. The delay is meant to allow the dust to settle after
The building that was formerly home to the Paso Robles Meat Sausage Company in Paso Robles, CA, has been purchased out of bankruptcy court by The Hearst Corporation. Hearst is leasing the shuttered plant to Kaney Foods, a well-known foodservice com- pany operating in San Luis Obispo County since 1955.
Profitable steers, cattle nutrition research, drylot or pasture for cows, and timing manure applications will be among the topics at the beef production portion of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Centers annual field tours on July 20.
Kyle Shobe said he was definitely very surprised being named the winner of the Livestock Marketing Associations (LMA) 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC)probably because he had picked three other contestants to win the three world titles.
Last month, President Obama directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to initiate new discussions with Korea to resolve outstanding trade issues prior to the presidents visit to South Korea for the next G-20 meeting in November.
There is a new movement occupying the minds of the leaders at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is taking on the leadership of HSUS and working to beat them at their own game. On