Huge volumes of imported lamb, record levels of inventory in the coolers and a major swing in currency-exchange rates to the advantage of the importer have all pressured American lamb movement and price.
Historically small U.S. cattle inventory continues to support high beef prices in 2015, but at least in the short term, increasing imports of processing beef (especially from Australia) and heavy carcass weights have helped moderate some of the price pressures.
At 468.56 million pounds of beef in storage, beef stores were up 24 percent compared to last year, but down 3 percent from the prior month. The buildup was entirely credited to increased supplies of boneless beef, most of it likely from Australia given the still-favorable import environment.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 gradually reduces the cap on land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) from 32 million acres to 24 million acres by 2017. CRP acreage declined 34 percent since 2007, falling from 36.8 million acres to 24.2 million by April 2015.
Regional Forester Nora Rasure of the Intermountain Region recently communicated, by letter, with Governors Brian Sandoval (NV) Matthew Mead (WY) and Butch Otter (ID), along with Utah’s Director of Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, Kathleen...
Issues important to rural Americans, farmers, ranchers, and senior citizens will be the sole focus of a new series of live one-hour primetime programs featuring presidential candidates leading up to the caucuses in Iowa, and New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.
All submissions for both youth and adult photographers must be agricultural-related and taken in Wyoming. Adult categories include livestock, crops, people/ recreation, scenic and best edit. Contestants can submit a maximum of 25 photos. All contestants are eligible for the $300 grand prize.
“In contrast to the beef, pork and poultry industries, sheep from other countries are not generally slaughtered in the United States, alleviating much of the controversy around labeling,” said ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick.
We often click “agree to all terms” before doing a bit of online business, and rarely try to read the 15 pages of fine print. Every day we hear in 10 seconds about new drugs that may help if we don’t worry about side effects crammed into the next 20 seconds.
The Flying Diamond Ranch, owned and managed by the Scott and Jean Johnson family, is the recipient of the 2015 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award. The award was presented during the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) annual convention last week in Steamboat Springs, CO.
However, the proposed action plan that came out for the CNF in 2011 not only significantly decreased the number of board feet of lumber that could be removed from the forest (a decline from 80 million board feet in the 1988 plan to 25-35 million...
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that USDA is accepting applications for grants to help rural cooperatives develop new markets for their products and services.
In the early years it was strictly a horse market and shipped thousands of military horses all over the world. In 1941 the auction began selling all classes of livestock with an emphasis on cattle. The company built a new facility at the present location in 1950.
On any landscape, there are opportunities to reduce the amount of water evaporated from the soil. One option for grazers is to leave the grazed stubble a little taller so it shades the soil a little more. For instance, if you normally graze to a four-inch stubble height, try grazing to a five-inch stubble height.
Over the next five weeks, we will witness over 500,000 head marketed through videos sales in the month of July and early August. Cattle are still trading steadily from a year ago even though the CME board has been trying to push contracts down over the past couple of months.
Sarah Martin, a fifth-generation beef producer from Scammon, KS, recently drove away in a Yamaha Viking 4x4 which she won in the beef checkoff’s “Rev It Up” My ROI Checkoff challenge. Fellow beef producers, friends, family and many others voted the video she made as the grand prize winner of the eight entries.
The most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released last Wednesday, altered estimates for beef production and trade. The result is a mostly mixed situation compared to pork and chicken. Estimates on corn production and supply changed only slightly.
If an estate has a value greater than the exemption amount ($5.34 million in 2014), it must file a return. An estimated 2.7 percent of farm estates would be required to file an estate tax return in 2014, with about 0.8 percent of estates owing any federal estate tax.
During the committee’s deliberation over the bill, committee members debated about the bill and addressed proposed amendments. Bill author Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) argued that the repeal bill is necessary in the face of the EPA’s WOTUS law, finalized May 27.