NCBA VP: “Why Sustainability?”

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

By Ethan Lane, Vice President, Government Affairs, NCBA When the topic of sustainability comes up in conversation in cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss in our industry – primarily because it’s so often raised with bad intentions and worse information. We bristle because we’ve been doing things right in our …

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Northey on Domestic Hemp Production Program

Dan Hemp

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they were establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, which basically creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the U.S. Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, Bill Northey, has more details about the new program. An interim final rule formalizing the program has been published in the Federal Register and …


Peterson: USMCA Vote Possible this Week or Next

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The House of Representatives could vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement as early as this week or the next. Farm Journal’s Ag Web Dot Com says Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson (MN) appeared on the “D.C. Signal to Noise Podcast” recently and said Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to get USMCA approval “on the fast track.” Peterson says USMCA Working …


USMEF on Meat Exports to China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

Last week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held their annual Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona. During a media conference call, USMEF Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Joel Haggard, talked first about African Swine Fever (ASF) and it’s impacts on the pork trade. But when it comes to U.S. beef going to China, Haggard said the U.S. has a very …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 11-08-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended November 8, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended November 8, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 18,000 head compared to 13,894 last week and …


FSA Administrator Fordyce Explains Disaster Relief Block Grants

Dan Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced they will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence. The state block grants are part of a broader $3 billion package to help producers recover from 2018 and 2019 natural disasters, which includes the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP+) as …