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Enrollment for Safety Net Coverage Ends August 1

Dan Industry News Release

Farmers and ranchers, with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs, are being reminded enrollment for the 2018 crop year ends August 1, 2018.  Producers on a farm that is not enrolled for the 2018 crop year will not be eligible for financial assistance from the ARC or PLC programs should …

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Cattlemen Dealing with Fake Meat and Trade

Dan Beef, Florida, Trade

  There are various issues facing cattle producers across the country right now, but two of the top ones are fake meat and trade. While attending the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester talked with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper about both of those issues. Cattlemen Dealing with Fake …

FCA Sweetheart Contest a Convention Highlight

Abbey Taylor Beef, Cattle, Florida

For many years the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Sweetheart contest has been a featured part of their convention each year. The winner of the contest serves as a promotional spokesman and ambassador for the industry for the coming year. Contestants are judged on their knowledge of the industry, their poise and ability to field questions from the public and media …

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Heitkamp: Trade War Strikes at Rural Economies

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says if President Trump follows through with tariffs on China announced this week China’s retaliation would be “both strong in quantity and gravity.” The comments come as China indicated it would impose retaliatory trade barriers that are against U.S. goods if the administration follows through with the threat, causing soybean prices to plummet to a …

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Canada Dairy Group Understanding of U.S. Frustrations

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The largest dairy processor in Canada says President Trump “has a point” when it comes to dairy trade between the U.S. and Canada. Saputo Inc. told Reuters:“Canada should consider eliminating its Class 7 milk policy in order to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States.” The CEO says he understands “the frustrations,” adding, “quite frankly I …

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Plant-Based Milk Alternatives Changing Dairy Market

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Soybeans

A new report from CoBank predicts continued double-digit growth in the plant-based milk alternatives market. The report says sales are up 61 percent over the past five years, with slower growth of 15 to 25 percent projected by 2022. Meanwhile, cow’s milk consumption continues a decades-long slump. However, a CoBank spokesperson says the total volume of alternative milk is “relatively …

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Grant Awarded for Studying Livestock Antimicrobials Impact

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

A $3.1 million grant will fund research studying the impacts of California’s new legislation limiting the use of antimicrobial drugs given to livestock raised in the state. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the grant from the Wellcome Trust will fund research at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The California law took effect this year and is …

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FY-19 Planning is Priority Agenda Item at July National Peanut Board Meeting

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

The National Peanut Board will set strategic direction for the FY-19 program of work and budget at its next quarterly board meeting July 18 and 19, 2018, at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, Fla., 32541. Phone: (850) 267-8000 or (800) 622-1038. The meeting precedes the 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 19-21 at the same …

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NCBA President Discusses Farm Bill

Dan Beef, Farm Bill

Many eyes are on both the U.S. Senate and House this week to see what action may take place concerning the Farm Bill. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Kevin Kester, is in the Southeast this week attending the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention. He told Southeast AgNet that if everything goes as expected, by September 30th we could have a new farm …