A new study shows the U.S. meat and poultry industry accounts for $1.02 trillion in total economic output or 5.6 percent of gross domestic product.
The analysis, commissioned by the North American Meat Institute, found the meat and poultry industry is responsible for 5.4 million jobs and $257 billion in wages. The report says not only does the meat and poultry industry create jobs, it also generates sizeable Read the rest of this entry »
These days more consumers are making their voices heard about how they think farmers should produce crops and livestock. Cathy Isom looks into how consumer demand is changing the nation’s egg industry, and what this will mean for producers.
According to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report from USDA, the Livestock, Poultry and Dairy section indicates the forecast for total red meat and poultry production in 2016 and 2017 is lowered from last month, largely as higher feed prices dampen the rate of production growth. Read the rest of this entry »
USDA this week extended the comment period for the agency’s proposed rule regarding revised organic livestock and poultry production standards. The extension comes following a request by the House and Senate Agriculture Committee’s last month. Read the rest of this entry »
Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone encourages livestock producers across his state to be in touch with their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to make sure they are aware of programs that can help on their operations.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase kicked off yesterday in St. Louis, Missouri. USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng talks about some of the issues being discussed.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership seems to be getting almost a unanimous vote of support from the U.S. livestock sector. Gary Crawford has a story about various folks testifying before a panel supporting TPP.
As backyard poultry takes off, UF/IFAS Extension teaches residents how to care for their flocks
Jacksonville, FL – University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension has become the go-to educational resource for Duval County residents who want to raise chickens in their own backyards. Read the rest of this entry »
Mike Sparks, executive vice president/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, issued the following report: “As you know, a big part of Mutual’s mission over the past three years was to try and uncover, create and support grower incentive programs to get more trees in the ground and rebuild our industry. Through the hard work of Commissioner […]
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Bob Shatters updated Citrus Expo seminar attendees on results from ongoing bactericide research trials. He was among the many speakers who discussed tools for HLB in the seminar program. “The first year of applications, we were detecting reductions in the bacterial population of the plant,” Shatters said. “And we did […]