Nearly 17,000 Dairy Operations Enrolled in Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

Dairy Producers Must Sign up before Sept. 20 for 2019 Coverage WASHINGTON, (USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since signup opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must sign up before Sept. 20, 2019.  DMC offers protection to dairy producers …


NCBA President on White House Signing

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

During the recent signing ceremony that established a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef in the European Union (EU), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston was on hand, and discusses the big signing ceremony at the White House and what the event was like. And this is by no means the first time Houston has attended events at the White House, …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 08-16-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 16, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 16, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,300 head compared to 16,948 last week and …


Insect Alert for Forages

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Livestock

According to a note from University of Georgia Professor and State Forage Extension Specialist, Dennis Hancock, forage producers need to be on the lookout as Fall Armyworms and Bermudagrass Stem Maggot have been spotted at treatable levels in the Southern 2/3rds of Georgia. While certain insects can cause damage to forage crops, the potential for damage may not always justify …


Grassley, Tester Urge USDA to Defend Small Livestock Producers

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Poultry

(NAFB) — A letter from ag-state senators urges the Department of Agriculture to provide protections for livestock and poultry farmers against unfair and deceptive practices by meatpackers. Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and John Tester of Montana, calling themselves the only farmers in the Senate, outlined key to help farmers compete with large corporations. The comments come as USDA begins …

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Georgia Beef Checkoff Updates at Regional Roundups

Dan Beef, Cattle, Georgia

Beef producers across Georgia are invited to take part in the annual Regional Roundup meetings that start next week. Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia says these meetings are a great place to get more information about your beef checkoff program. Looking down the road, she says the board is also preparing for two big events, one in September and the …