WHIP Signup Ends Friday

Dan Economy

Efforts continue to help Southeast producers affected by Hurricane Michael. But at the same time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires last year, signup for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program ends this Friday, Nov. 16. Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says producers need to sign up now if …


NCBA Efforts on Fake Meat Continue

Dan Beef, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently took part in a two-day public meeting about fake meat. The event, hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), covered a wide range of topics for consideration, including potential production hazards, food labeling, and marketing claims. NCBA’s Danielle Beck explains where things go from …


USDA Planning Trade Aid Round Two Distribution

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is readying round-two of trade mitigation payments for farmers. The payments are the second half of the $12 billion program by the Trump administration to compensate farmers for losses stemming from Trump’s trade agenda. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he doesn’t expect the payments “any later than December,” according to Politico. USDA previously used about …


USDA’s Final Pasture Report for the Season

Dan Pasture

USDA has released their final pasture report for 2018, and Stephanie Ho has a story on how the nation’s pastures are shaping up in this last report for the season. Final Pasture Report-1 USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey points to some surprisingly well-rated pastures in the middle of the country. Final Pasture Report-2


USDA Announces 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Dan Industry News Release

Early bird registration is now open for the 95th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), the largest annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This two-day event will take place on Feb. 21-22, 2019, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. This year’s forum, which is being held under the theme “Growing Locally, Selling Globally,” highlights current issues and …


NCC Says USDA Must Take Part in Regulation of Cell-Cultured Meat Products

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The National Chicken Council (NCC) delivered its priorities for cell-cultured meat products as part of the first joint meeting between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. “As these new technologies are being explored, it is critical that they receive fair and …


NCBA to Reiterate Unwavering Support for USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will highlight the food safety and product labeling expertise of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during a two-day public meeting on lab-grown fake meat. The public meeting, hosted jointly by USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), takes place October 23-24. The meeting agenda lists a wide range of topics for consideration, …