When the Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council) meets for its 91st annual meeting in Sonoma, CA, the organization will be honoring long-time president Donald (Don) Gordon Jr. for his years of service as chief executive officer.
The Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) proposed scheme to regulate greenhouse gases (GHSs) under the Clean Air Act is economically harmful, legally suspect, and environmentally indefensible, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Estate planning for those involved in family ranching is one of the most difficult topics to openly discuss among family members, yet it can have the most long reaching effects within a family and business of any other decision.
Like other members of the OmniFount family, it has a 304 stainless steel trough with heat elements attached to the underside for excellent frost-free service under the most severe winter conditions. The body of the Omni 10 is made from Ritchies heavy-duty polyethylene construction.
A groundbreaking study conducted by the Trust for Public Lands (TPL) and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) has found that conservation easements put in place to protect farm and ranch land return significant financial
The USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported on Feb. 19 that the number of cattle on feed continues to decline. According to NASS, as of the start of February, there were 11 million head in U.S. feed yards, a 3 percent decline
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 12 that USDA has taken the first step toward implementing a plan to address veterinary shortages throughout rural America by repaying the student loans of qualified veterinarians in return for their services in areas suffering from a lack of veterinarians.
In a notice issued at the end of last month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office in Challis, ID, stated its intention to cancel grazing permits linked to land controlled by the Western Watersheds Project (WWP), an anti-grazing advocacy group based in Hailey, ID. The notice,
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to list greenhouse gasses (GHG), and specifically carbon dioxide, as potentially hazardous to human health has come under attack with increasing frequency over the past two weeks. The so-called "endangerment finding" marks
Washington feedlot operator Cody Easterday’s challenge against USDA’s mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law was rejected last week by U.S. District Judge Robert Whaley who determined in his ruling that the law did not violate the terms of NAFTA, as Easterday had alleged in
CME Group Inc. will launch futures contracts for distillers dried grains (DDGs), a byproduct of corn ethanol production that can be used to feed animals, the exchange operator said last week. Trading in the DDGs con- tracts will start on April 26.
Strong performances by Oscar Mayer products helped Kraft Foods Inc. more than triple earnings in the companys fourth fiscal quarter, according to the companys release last week. Kraft said that its U.S.
AgriLabs is awarding scholarship grants totaling $1,500 to three state associations as part of its booth promotion at the recent National Cattlemans Beef Association (NCBA) Convention in San Antonio, TX.
Hog farmers, on the front lines of the $16 billion U.S. hog industry, have struggled with low prices for two years. Higher feed costs due to problems with the corn crop could cause a reduction in the amount of pork on the market due to both a drop in profitability and the slower hog growth rates.
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that in fiscal year 2010, $50 million has been set aside for organic producers and those transitioning to organic production nationwide. Of that $50 million, $1.