A new Sheep Industry Economic Impact Study completed recently shows that sheep continue to be a good investment for America. The impact analysis revealed that every one dollar spent in sheep and sheep-related production added an additional $2.87 to the American economy in 2016, nearly three times the initial investment. Among some of the study’s findings, a $2.02 billion investment …
Everett Griner talks about the demand and consumption of goat meat in today’s Agri View. Where would you go if you wanted to buy some goat meat? The only place I know is to go out and buy one and butcher it yourself. That may not appeal to you. But, it might, eventually. You see, the demand …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from lamb producers, seedstock producers, feeders, or first handers interested in nominating members to the American Lamb Board. Applications are due by March 16, 2017. The primary considerations in determining the eligibility of state, regional, or national organizations to participate in nominating individuals for board membership are:
President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post. The American Farm Bureau strongly endorsed the nomination of Perdue following the news.
There’s been a lot of discussion the past few weeks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and efforts to get it passed through Congress during the upcoming lame duck session. Of course it’s also been a topic of discussion by both presidential candidates, on the campaign trail. During last week’s U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) annual strategic planning conference, USMEF President …
The 89th National FFA Convention and Expo has wrapped up in Indianapolis and during the event the National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were handed out as eight members from Florida and Georgia were recipients. From the National FFA Organization:
The 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off tomorrow in Moultrie, Georgia, and according to show director Chip Blalock, there will once again be a variety of livestock related events. Download Audio
A national repository is assuring genetic diversity in livestock and other animal species in case of events such as a disease outbreak. Rod Bain has the story. Download Audio
Everett Griner talks about making meat production more costly in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about a farmer raising table meat in today’s Agri View.