south korea

South Korea Driving Recent Surge in U.S. Beef/Pork Exports

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

For the past year, South Korea has been one of the top global markets for U.S. beef and pork exports. The South Korean director for the U.S. Meat Export Federation says the American beef industry has been very successful in restoring consumer confidence in U.S. beef. Many Korean restaurants and retailers that were once reluctant to carry U.S. beef now …

emissions reporting

Emissions Reporting Relief Bill a Breath of Fresh Air for Ag

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Livestock

The introduction of  S. 2421, the Fair Agriculture Reporting Method (FARM) Act is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers who will soon need to file unnecessary, low-level continuous air emissions reports under federal Superfund and emergency response laws. “Congress enacted Superfund and emergency response laws to provide the tools needed to quickly respond to hazardous waste emergencies. Emissions from …

bipartisan

Cattlemen Applaud Introduction of Strong Bipartisan Bill in U.S. Senate to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like Toxic Superfund Sites

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative

Ten Republicans, Ten Democrats Join Together As Initial Co-Sponsors on Fischer-Donnelly FARM Act The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would prevent farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations from having to report livestock manure data under CERCLA, the law that governs toxic Superfund sites. The bipartisan bill was introduced with …

alabama

Taking Applications for Alabama Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) recognizes the need to cultivate future leaders of the association and industry, and that’s why the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program was started. The program is funded in part by the Alabama State Beef Checkoff program, and ACA’s Erin Beasley says the association is taking applications for a new class. Taking Applications for Alabama YCLP

florida

Florida Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart Helping Bridge the Gap

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association is proud each year at its convention to see a new Sweetheart crowned, a person who represents the association at various events. This year’s sweetheart is Millie Jones, and she explains what her role involves. Florida Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart Helping Bridge the Gap In her January Sweetheart Message, Millie told Florida cattlemen that one of her …

subsidized

Canada: 73 Percent of U.S. Milk Price is Subsidized

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Canada’s dairy subsidies have been a controversial topic during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. For many years, the U.S. dairy industry has claimed that their Canadian counterparts are heavily subsidized through their dairy supply management program. The U.S. says that supply management program, and the Class and pricing systems in place, creates an unfair playing field. The …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended February 09, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-February 09, 2018 receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 9,300 head compared to …

budget

Federal Budget Deal Passed Friday Will Aid Farmers

Dan Cotton, Dairy, Industry News Release, Legislative

The U.S. Senate and House moved quickly Friday to pass a budget deal that includes assistance for cotton and dairy farmers, following a brief government shutdown. President Donald J. Trump signed the bill into law this morning. The Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mitt Walker said the bill will provide a cushion for producers, which is critical because of dim market outlooks. …

disaster relief

Farm Disaster Relief on the Way After Irma’s Devastation

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

State lawmakers continue to craft tax relief for Florida’s storm-battered citrus industry, as President Donald Trump signed off Friday on billions of dollars in much-anticipated federal disaster relief. A spending bill approved by Congress and Trump includes nearly $90 billion for disaster relief, with $2.36 billion aimed at assisting the agriculture industry for losses from Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane …

survey

NCC: New Cotton Policy Gives Much Needed Boost

Dan Cotton, Dairy, Industry News Release

The National Cotton Council (NCC) greatly appreciates Congress’ passage of a supplemental disaster bill that includes critically needed policy that restores eligibility for cotton in the Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs of the farm bill. The legislation also includes important agricultural disaster assistance, as well as additional support to dairy producers. “This measure will provide …