The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), a voluntary conservation program that helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture.
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a formal determination which could have a profound impact on the agriculture industry in the U.S. EPA ruled that global warming, and the greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are believed to contribute to the problem, endangers the nations human health and well-being.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided it will implement the ruminant animal feed ban on April 27, 2009, despite a number of problems with the regulation which have not been addressed.
USDA reported cattle on feed numbers right in line with analysts pre-report expectations on April 17. The report showed a decrease in the number of cattle on feed and a surge in placement numbers, but more importantly, feedlots reported an improvement in marketing numbers during the month of March.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2009, Gov. C.L. Butch Otter signed the bill to increase the beef checkoff by fifty cents in the state of Idaho. Producers across Idaho, who are presently paying a checkoff assessment of $1 per head each time a bovine animal is sold, will begin being assessed $1.
Insufficient evidence associates the consumption of meat, eggs or milk to having a significant impact on heart health, according to a study which reviews the results of nearly 200 other scientific studies. The research, which appears in the latest issue of Archives of Internal Medicine,.
Three nationally recognized experts on beef production are scheduled to speak at the Beef Profitability Conference May 19-20 at the Shiloh Inn in Richland, WA. Kit Pharo, a Cheyenne Wells, CO, rancher, will discuss the difference between being production-driven and profit-driven, focusing on three key ways to maximize available forage.
After seeing prices rise to all-time highs during 2008, then drop at an unprecedented rate, California hay growers say theyre preparing for a tough year in 2009. Hay prices hit record highs last summer before dropping by as much as half for some grades of hay by the end of the year, the steepest singleseason decline on record.
Rio Arriba County rancher Delfin Quintana remembers buying hay for his cattle several years ago. It wasnt long before the 80-year-old realized he got more than he had bargained for with those bales. Noxious weeds started popping up on the range where his family has ranched for more than a century.
Distressed by a documented wolf kill of 29 lambs and one calf on fellow Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) member Curt Jacobs Keating Valley, OR, property, the 1,900 members of OCA called on Oregon lawmakers to amend a bill currently before the state legislature to change the language so ranchers could protect their livestock.
The beef industry has suffered one of the most dramatic negative impacts from the general economy, but could experience an equally dramatic recovery when the economy rebounds, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.
Korea. Donald married Mary Alice Donald Wesley Albert, 78, passed Sigman in Prineville on June 18, away April 2, 2009. He was born June 1960. He is survived by his wife; a 26, 1930, in Boulder, CO, to Charles daughter, Dawn Marie (Ron) Alexan- and Una (Arbuthnot) Albert.
A recently filed lawsuit could have major consequences for public lands ranchers in Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and California. The suit, filed by Western Watersheds Project (WWP) and Advocates for the West, accuses the U.S.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent the Obama administration a list or recommendations for resolving the ongoing dispute with Mexico over the cancelled trucking program. The cancellation of the pilot program that allowed Mexican long-haul trucks to operate in the U.
The 2009 corn crop is off to a very slow start, according to US- DAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), which released the second weekly crop report of the season last week. The field conditions in much of the U.S. are wet and muddy, which is delaying the start of work in many states.
Texas CattleWomen is hosting a Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Contest, open to all youth between the ages of 17 and 20, to prepare young people to speak up on behalf of the beef industry. Four winners will receive $6,000 in prize money and scholarships.
What else is the dairy industry going to do to screw the beef producers again? Where are the people who represent the beef producers NCBA [National Cattlemens Beef Association]? Why dont we have an organization that is out to take care of our...
Congress should not pass cap-and-trade legislation mandating reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, but should instead promote a market-based incentive program to address climate change, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) said last Tuesday.
The California Livestock Man of the Year award was presented to William F. Borror of Tehama Angus Ranch, Gerber, CA, during the Jr. Grand National Livestock Show held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.