Sign-up for USDA’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) continues and will until at least September 30 for producers interested in 2017 coverage. We told you a couple of weeks ago that House and Senate lawmakers want the Agriculture Department to extend the enrollment period for MPP. Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Texas Republican Mike Conaway, along with other committee members and Senate counterparts, have called on USDA to extend the sign-up period because they say the move would Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), about USDA announcing safety net assistance for milk producers, have comments from the Cotton Board chairman on work to find more new uses for cotton, peaches, bees Read the rest of this entry »
McDonald’s USA announced this week they will only be sourcing chickens raised without antibiotics that are important to humans. Read the rest of this entry »
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced approximately $11.2 million in financial assistance to American dairy producers enrolled in the 2016 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The payment rate for May/June 2016 will be the largest since the program began in 2014. The narrowing margin between milk prices and the cost of feed triggered the Read the rest of this entry »
A group of Alabama teachers were able to learn more about the beef industry during a summer conference held Tuesday. In the weekly Beef Checkoff report, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley explains who the association was working with at this event.
Did you know the beef checkoff is involved in many different areas? In this week’s Florida beef checkoff report, Sarah Childs from Lake Placid, an ex-officio member of the Florida Beef Council who currently serves on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Operating Committee, said the Florida Beef Council has been extremely active.
The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 81st Symposium is taking place this week in Tampa. And in this week’s beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council explains what the council’s role is at this annual event.