Farmers Preparing for Drought Conditions

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Drought, Industry News Release, Livestock, Water

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. (ACES)–While recent rains were welcome, more than 34 percent of Alabama still faces abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This has many livestock producers worried about providing their animals with enough to eat and drink. Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension animal science regional agent, said some northeastern Alabama areas are starting to see effects of the abnormally …


House Amendment Allows Dairy Employees Year-Round Access to H-2A

Dan Dairy, Labor and Immigration

The American Dairy Coalition and its members across the country are pleased with the passage of the Cellar-Newhouse Amendment. It allows year-round dairy employees to utilize the H-2A visa program. The coalition says without a tool to provide the nation’s dairy farmers with a reliable workforce, farms will struggle to grow or sustain their operations. The amendment will provide a …

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European Union Will Import More U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

A Reuters report says the European Union has agreed to allow U.S. farmers a bigger share of the European beef market. EU sources and diplomats all tell Reuters that the move could help calm down some transatlantic trade tensions. The deal will give America a guaranteed share of a 45,000-ton EU quota for hormone-free beef. The quota was agreed to …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 06-14-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended June 14, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended June 14, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,000 head compared to 11,803 last week and …

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Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). The 2018 Farm Bill allowed USDA to construct the new …