USDA Announces Final BSE Rule

Randall Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: WASHINGTON (Nov. 1, 2013) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) commends the announcement today by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), that it has completed its efforts to modernize import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). This final import regulation

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes FUELS Act

Randall Alabama, Cattle, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: WASHINGTON (Oct. 29, 2013) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) appreciates the action taken this afternoon by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in passage of the Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship (FUELS) Act (H.R. 311). This bi-partisan legislation,

HSUS Attacks America’s Hog Farmers Again

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From The National Pork Producers Council: WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 29, 2013 – A questionable undercover video from a Minnesota farm released today by Mercy for Animals, a front group for the Humane Society of the United States, is the latest attack against America’s hog farmers. In advance of a press conference that is expected to be full of misinformation, it …

NASS Announces Changes to November Crop Production Report

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Issued October 24, 2013 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish information in the November 8th Crop Production report that was originally scheduled for release in the October report. This includes: • Potential updated planted and harvested acreage for dry edible beans, canola, corn, …

Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Launch Collaboration

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ST. LOUIS (October 22, 2013) – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association announce a new collaborative venture that joins two leading industry trade show experiences – Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Expo & Summit – to provide an even better world-class experience and gathering place for all segments of agriculture.

U S Sugar Starts 83rd Annual Sugarcane Harvest – Prices Down 50%

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SUGAR PRICES DOWN 50% OVER LAST TWO YEARS Clewiston, FL – (U S Sugar Release) October 1, 2013—U.S. Sugar began its 83rd annual sugarcane harvesting and processing season at 4 am today with harvest operations in Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades counties. The Clewiston Sugar Factory began processing the first railcars of cane at noon. Both the harvesting and processing …

Soybean Growers to Congress: Your Inaction is Hurting Farmers

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FROM THE AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION: ST. LOUIS (Oct. 1, 2013) – With today’s expiration of the one-year extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, coupled with the shutdown of the federal government, the American Soybean Association (ASA) lamented another failed opportunity on the part of Congress to provide the nation’s soybean farmers with the certainty they need to remain competitive and …