ncba

NCBA Applauds U.S. Senate Introduction of Real MEAT Act

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

NCBA “Leader on this Issue,” Sen. Fischer Says (NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the introduction of the Real MEAT (Marketing Edible Artificials Truthfully) Act of 2019 by U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska. The Senate bill is a companion to H.R. 4881, which was introduced by U.S. Representatives Roger Marshall (R – 1st Dist., Kansas) and …

usmca

Groups Stress Swift Passage Needed for USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Secretary Perdue on USMCA Agreement (USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “USMCA is a big win for American workers and the economy, especially for our farmers and ranchers. The agreement improves virtually every …

legislative session

Alabama Cattlemen Preparing for Legislative Session

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The 2020 Alabama legislative session will start on Feb. 4, and the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is already preparing to be a part of the annual event. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley says ACA will be watching from the cattle industry perspective. Beasley noted that another date to remember is the annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show …

dairy

Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Ends Friday

Dan Dairy, Economy

Dairy producers are being reminded enrollment in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for calendar year 2020 ends this Friday, Dec. 13. The DMC program offers reasonably priced protection to producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. Dairy farmers earned more than $300 …

tips

Tips for When it’s Time to Harvest Your Yams

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

In this, the third part of her series, Cathy Isom reviews some tips for when it’s time to harvest yams. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Yams will grow through spring, summer, and fall before dying off in the winter. They’re in the ground for approximately eight months, so patience is a virtue. When it’s time to harvest your …