dairy

November 2019 Dairy Market Report

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

(NMPF) — The recent upsurge in dairy prices is forcefully showing up in data, with many of the most recently announced and reported key milk and dairy prices achieving their highest prices in nearly five years. The September U.S. average all-milk price was the highest since December 2014, as was the October AMS survey price of non-fat dry milk and …

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NPPC, AFBF File Legal Challenge to California’s Proposition 12

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

(NPPC) — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) have filed a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders to farms across the United States and beyond. “Proposition 12 revolves around a set of arbitrary standards that lack any scientific, technical or agricultural basis, …

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ASI Applauds EPA Label Approval for Sodium Cyanide

Dan Industry News Release, Sheep-Goats

(ASI) — Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the final interim decision for the registered use of sodium cyanide. Working with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the label for this predator control tool will include three additional use restrictions to promote public awareness and decrease non-target impacts. American Sheep Industry Association President Benny Cox said this announcement …

conservation

USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program December 9

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

(USDA/FSA) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing. Farmers and ranchers who enroll in CRP receive a yearly rental payment for …

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USDA Invests in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Technology

(USDA/RD) — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 8,000 rural households, 57 farms, 44 businesses, 17 educational facilities, 14 critical community facilities and three health care facilities in rural Alabama. This is one …

ncba

Cattlemen Celebrate Finalization of Trade Deal With Japan

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

NCBA Honored to Be Part of Process From Day One to White House Signing Ceremony (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement in response to Japan’s final approval of a trade deal that will lower tariffs for U.S. beef exports to that nation: “There’s just no other way to say it: this is …

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World Soil Day is December 5

Dan Soil, USDA-NRCS

World Soil Day is December 5, a day that was established to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to promote healthy soil for life. Soil health, also referred to as soil quality, is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital …

horticultural

USDA to Conduct the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties

Dan Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

(NAFB) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties this winter. USDA says the report will provide a comprehensive picture of the U.S. horticulture industry. Survey codes will be mailed this month to more than 40,000 horticulture producers to respond online. Collected just once every five years, the …

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Trump: No Deadline for Final China Trade Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — In a flurry of meeting with reporters Tuesday in London, President Donald Trump says he has no deadline for finalizing a complete trade deal with China. China and the U.S. are still working to reach a phase one agreement, with an unofficial deadline of December 15, but an overall agreement may extend beyond the 2020 elections. Trump told …