N e a r l y 350 cattle producers gathered in Bismarck, ND, Sept. 22-24 for the 82nd Annual North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Convention & Trade Show, “Together, Facing the Storm,” to set the direction of the state’s beef cattle industry through policy discussions and development.
For 2011, the final numbers from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all food is projected to increase 3.5 to 4.5 percent. Food-at-home (grocery store) prices are forecast to rise 4 to 5 percent, while food-away-fromhome (restaurant) prices are forecast to increase 3 to 4 percent.
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The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent letter to two senators stating the agency has no plans for expanding the current air quality standards to include agriculture dust is giving the ag industry hope that maybe the EPA regulation rampage is slowing down.
Dry Creek Rancheria, 75 acres of what was once an 86,400-acre territory, is home to the Pomo Indians, and they include not just one tribe, but approximately 21 independent communities speaking seven different language dialects. The tribe was officially recognized as a sovereign nation in 1915.
It takes so many plants to make a stand, cows to make a herd, and drops to make a rain. Before turning that herd out to pasture, you look for enough plant mass to support their grazing. If you're watching a couple of bred heifers for a month, you might as well be watching 20 or 30.
We are q u i c k l y coming up on show season with Louisville in November and Denver after the first of the year. Many breeds have stubbornly held on to the show ring as their major points of selection while other more successful breeds have moved beyond this more traditional form of selection.
House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders failed to finalize a letter the Friday before last on proposed farm bill budget cuts and a rewrite of farm programs that they were planning to send to the super committee on deficit reduction, but were expected to send it last week.
An update of federal labor regulations governing youth employment could mean significant changes in the types of work young people can do on the farm, according to the leader of Ohio State University (OSU) Extension's Agricultural Safety and Health program.
Sens. Roy Blunt, R-MO, and Mike Crapo, R-ID, last week introduced the Superfund Common-Sense Act of 2011 (S. 1729), which would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the courts from imposing what the policymakers called another needless and burdensome regulation on U.
"For example, an increase in Choice demand, a decrease in Choice supply, a decrease in Select demand or an increase in Select supply could all cause the Choice/Select spread to widen," he said. "It is not always easy to understand what is driving changes in the Choice/Select spread because of the many factors that may be involved.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will conduct in-depth reviews of 374 animal and plant species indigenous to the U.S. southeast to determine whether they need protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Farmers Union (NFU) are backing the House and Senate Ag Committee leaders decision to recommend to the deficit super committee that farm bill spending be cut by up to $23 billion over 10 years.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has completed the required steps to allow Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S. under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and has granted authorization to a Mexican carrier to make U.
Fights began breaking out last Tuesday among agriculture interests over what the super committee might do with the farm bill, even though no one knows how the leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are planning to move ahead with the proposal that they sent to the super committee last Monday.
In light of funding reductions in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and the likelihood of additional reductions in FY 2012, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducted deliberate reviews of all programs against mission and user-based criteria aimed...