cattle inventory livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending May 26th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended May 26, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,500 head compared to 10,012 last week and 9,522 a year ago. …

Etowah County

Attorney General Marshall Visits Etowah County Farmers

Rural crime, federal regulations, drug addiction and interstate water wars were on the minds of Etowah County farmers who met Friday with Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. “Rural crime is important to me,” said Marshall, who hopes to visit other farmers around the state. “I want our office to be a resource for (rural crime) investigators around the state to …

potato board

USDA Seeks Nominees for the U.S. Potato Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the United States Potato Board. Prospective nominees must submit completed applications by July 1, 2017. Selected representatives will replace members whose terms expire Feb. 28, 2018, or will fill currently vacant seats. Those selected will serve three-year terms. The board is composed of producers, importers and a public member. The …

USDA Designates Eight Counties in Florida as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

In response to a request from Debby Folsom, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Acting State Executive Director in Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Those counties are: Brevard Hillsborough Manatee Seminole Collier Lake Sarasota Sumter Farmers and ranchers in …

Glynn County

USDA Designates Glynn County in Georgia as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

In response to a request from Dianne Westmoreland, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Acting State Executive Director in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Glynn County in Georgia as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in Brantley, Camden, McIntosh and Wayne counties in Georgia also qualify …

Conaway, Goodlatte Call on Attorney General to Evaluate DOJ Overreach in Prosecuting WOTUS Violation in CA Court Case

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a review of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to prosecute a California court case alleging violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) – directly related to both the statutory exemptions for farming …