Second Hours-of-Service Bill Introduced in Congress

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act was introduced in the Senate earlier this week. Now, House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson and Greg Pence of Indiana introduced H.R. Bill 2460, the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act. The legislation is a companion to a Senate Bill introduced last February and already drawing bipartisan supporters. It would require the Secretary of Transportation …


Flooding Affecting Nutrition and Diets of Livestock

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Flooding and increased rainfall in north and central Alabama are causing major problems for livestock producers. In addition to the obvious affects, producers must also take into consideration the affects the flooding is having on the nutrition and diets of livestock. Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension regional agent of animal science and forages, said flooding in pastures is causing issues …


A Price Boost for Livestock Producers

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Agricultural Prices Report reflects an overall decline in prices received for commodities. And according to a story from Rod Bain, the report also shows many livestock producers receiving more price-wise for their goods. A Price Boost for Livestock Producers


Suspension of Pet and Livestock Movement Requirements to Assist Evacuations

Dan Cattle, Livestock

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced the temporary suspension of intrastate movement requirements for the transportation of animals from the areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Michael. Additionally, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi have waived their interstate import requirements for Florida pets and livestock. “By suspending the movement requirements for the transportation of animals, we can ensure that Floridians …


UGA Extension Hosting Advanced Grazing School

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Livestock

University of Georgia (UGA) Extension will host a two-day Advanced Grazing School September 18-19, designed to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of two key aspects of their grazing systems. The focus areas include choosing the right pasture species, designing a grazing system that works best for your operation, and how to profitably fertilize pastures for optimal performance. The two …


Senate Approves Roberts’ Efforts to Improve Access to New Drugs for Animals

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts applauded Senate approval of legislation to speed access to new animal drugs for veterinarians. The provision by Roberts was approved earlier this week that would allow access to new animal drugs through conditional approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Roberts’ provision on conditional approval was included in the Animal Drug and Animal Generic …

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How Relief Plan Helps Livestock and Dairy Producers

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Economy

It was announced by USDA this week that they are going to take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. Specifically, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, which is in line with the estimated $11 billion impact of the unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods. And in a story from …

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Latest Pasture Condition Numbers

Dan Cattle

A drop in good pasture condition ratings this past week is equivalent to an increase in poor pasture ratings. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a detailed look at pasture conditions around the country. Latest Pasture Condition Numbers