Like other federal departments, US- DAs discretionary spending likely would be affected by the freeze President Barack Obama proposed last Monday and was set to discuss in his State of the Union speech on Wednesday.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, said he plans to begin hearings on the 2012 farm bill in March or April of this year and that he is determined to write a bipartisan bill that is within the funding baseline that exists in 2012.
The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) board of directors has completed its review of legislation proposed in the Legislature. The NC Legislative Committee reviewed and recommended positions to the board on 150 Legislative Bills (LB) related to NC policy or with potential to affect Nebraska cattle operations.
Ranch and farm real estate sales in the far west continue to struggle as a result of an uncertain regulatory environment, brokers said last week. However, there are some segments of the market that have stabilized in recent months and sales and inquiries are beginning to pick up.
During a time when countless challenges face the beef industry, checkoff-funded beef research, education and innovation (REI) efforts provide a foundation on which other checkoff communications and marketing programs can be built. By touching all segments of the beef industry, REI programs form a link from farm to fork.
The attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gasses (GHG) met with several challenges last week as members of Congress attempted to block the regulations. Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senate Ag Committee chair Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, introduced bipartisan legislation last week condemning the finding.
The Beginning Farmer Network, an organization made up of Iowa State University (ISU) students interested in entering farming, is sponsoring the Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 6 at the Memorial Union, ISU campus, Ames, IA.
Ranchers in the Northwest may be looking at increased federal regulation if newly revised rules on bull trout critical habitat are adopted. On Jan. 13, in a reversal of a 2005 decision, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposed a revision of its critical habitat designation
U.S. officials are working hard to reverse potentially damaging trade troubles over shipments of U.S. poultry to Russia, however, there are concerns that the problem may not be easily resolved. U.S. chicken and pork have been effectively shut out of Russia, the No. 1 export market for poultry and in the top five
Open a magazine or switch on the television these days and it’s not unlikely that you’ll see an ad or an article that puts a negative spin on the cattle industry. Whether it’s animal rights activists, radical environmental groups, or global warming alarmists who are behind it, there is no shortage of misinformation about ranchers and
According to an article published by Bloomberg last week, the pharmacy giant, Walgreen Co., plans to move into the fresh and prepared meals segment at 7,000 of its stores. The company plans to launch private-label products as it prepares to compete in the low-margin business.
Dallas Horton, a longtime leader in the cattle industry, has been selected by faculty members of Colorado State Universitys (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences as the 2010 Livestock Leader. Horton was recognized on Saturday, Jan. 16, during CSU Day at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.
Soybean-based biodiesel production in the U.S. has come to a halt after Congress allowed a $1-per-gallon government tax incentive for the industry to expire on Dec. 31, National Biodiesel Board spokesman Michael Frohlich said last Tuesday.
With the potential of higher production costs and shift in crop acreage, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) shifted its position last Wednesday to oppose the House climate legislation that passed last June.
Winners of the Young Farmers Ranchers (YFR) Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced earlier this month at the American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF) 91st annual meeting. Young farmers from around the U.