President Barack Obama unveiled his budget for the 2011 fiscal year (FY) last week, including plans for the Agriculture Department. Obama has called for a freeze in discretionary spending for most government agencies, including USDA. However, his priorities
The grazing fee for federal lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for the coming year will be $1.35 per animal unit month and $1.35 per head month for lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The grazing fee is unchanged for the third
On the final day of the successful National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) annual conference held in San Antonio, TX, the NCBA Board of Directors approved a recommendation for reshaping the governing structure of the organization by a wide margin. In a 201-13 decision
JBS S.A. said recently that it would indefinitely delay its planned $2 billion initial public offering (IPO) of stock in the U.S. The company cited weak demand for the issuance and said that until the market situation improves, it will seek other means of financing its operations.
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the proposed regulations for the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) which was intended to set new mandatory blend levels for biofuels and reducing the emissions from automobile fuels.
As a continuation of beef checkoff efforts to examine the totality of the evidence on the subject of red meat and cancer, the Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption and Cancer: A Technical Summary of the Epidemiologic Evidence was released to...
The U.S. cattle herd showed another annual decline when the numbers were released by USDA Jan. 29, however, the decline was not as significant as analysts had predicted prior to the report. The number of cattle and calves in the U.S. dropped 1 percent to 93.
The annual Cattle Industry Convention concluded with the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting. During the meetings, members voted on leadership and policies to ensure the organizations success in 2010.
The year began with stronger markets for lamb and wool which helped provide a positive attitude to industry participants at the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in Nashville, TN, Jan. 20-23, 2010.
Outstanding U.S. sheep industry members were honored for their contributions to the industry at an awards luncheon held Jan. 22, 2010, at the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in Nashville, TN.
Lana Slaten, Culman, AL, has been elected the 59th president of the American National CattleWomen, Inc. (ANCW) during the organizations 2010 Annual Meeting Jan. 26-28 in San Antonio, TX. ANCW is a voice for women who support and promote the beef industry.
Its only fitting that after an eventful week in San Antonio, TX, at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Texas rancher Dan Dierschke joins the ranks of many across the country elected by fellow cattlemen and women to serve as Cattlemens Beef Board chair.
No matter what segment of the beef business youre involved in, there was a takeaway message from the general session held during the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show.
Leavitt L a k e Ranches of Vina, CA, has b e e n named the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award winner. The operation was honored last week at the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention for making environmental stewardship a priority while improving production and profitability.
Applications are now being taken for the 15th Annual Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship fund has been established in memory of Ken Troutt, renowned auctioneer for many Northwest bull sales.
The next generation of cattle industry stakeholders from across the nation gathered recently to take part in the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Young Producers Council (YPC) business meeting.
Cattle supplies in 2010 should decline another 1 to 1.5 percent in 2010, Randy Blach, chief executive officer for CattleFax, told attendees of the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX, last month. At the same time, beef demand will continue to be impacted by a weak economy and high unemployment.
When most people think of Nebraska, images of flat, irrigated cropland or feed yard pens stretching across the horizon fill their minds. However, in the western third of the state, north of Interstate 80, lies an extremely unique and contrasting ecosystem.