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USDA Announces Plans for a Section 32 Purchase of American Lamb Products

Dan American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), Economy, Sheep-Goats, USDA-AMS

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans for a Section 32 purchase of American lamb products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. The purchase was a request by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the National Lamb Feeders Association earlier this year. Support for the purchase also came from congressional delegations from several Western states in recent months. “We …

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American Lamb Board Sustainability Report

Dan American Lamb Board (ALB), Livestock, Sheep-Goats, This Land of Ours

The American Lamb Board is taking a closer look at sustainability. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. American Lamb Board (ALB) working with the American sheep industry has created a new task force of industry stakeholders and research and extension specialists to develop a sheep sustainability report. The report will represent the sheep industry’s commitment to sustainability and …


September Pork Exports Continue Upward Trend; Pace Cools for Beef

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

New data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) shows U.S. pork exports in September topped year-ago totals for the second consecutive month, while beef exports dipped below the $1 billion dollar mark but remain on a record pace. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom notes continued strong export numbers amid mounting headwinds such as a strong U.S. dollar show the …

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Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried Shares USDA Disaster Assistance Programs for Agricultural Producers, Urges Early Reporting of Losses

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cannabis, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Crop Insurance, Dairy, Economy, Eggs, Equine, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Hydroponics, Industry, Livestock, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, USDA, USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Weather, Wheat

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Sep 30, 2022) —  In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is sharing important resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist Florida agricultural producers who suffered losses due to the storm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by Hurricane Ian that USDA has multiple programs to provide assistance in the wake of …


More Details from the Latest Red Meat Export Report

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock, Pork, Sheep-Goats

We told you earlier that a new report shows U.S. beef exports again topped $1 billion in July and posted the fifth-largest volume on record. The data, released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), shows beef exports were up 3% year-over-year, while export value increased 7% to $1.006 billion. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom cites growth in Japan, China/Hong …


July Beef Exports Stay on $1 Billion per Month Pace

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Marketing, Pork, Sheep-Goats, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

New data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) shows U.S. beef exports again topped $1 billion in July and posted the fifth-largest volume on record. The same report also shows pork exports, while still below last year’s pace, did continue to gain strength in Colombia and the Caribbean and …

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USDA Announces New Opportunities to Improve Nutrient Management

Dan Beef, Citrus, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Field Crops, Fruits, Herbs, Livestock, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Wheat

Now that both the U.S. Senate and House have passed the Inflation Reduction Act, it only awaits the signature of President Biden. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) welcomed the passage of the Act, which they note will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support climate-smart agriculture. Funding from the Act is designed to will bolster new steps …

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New Lamb Market Monthly Report Will Help Producers

Dan Sheep-Goats

The American Lamb Board (ALB) announced the introduction of a new monthly lamb market summary to provide the industry with increased data and analysis. The board engaged the American Sheep Industry Association to prepare the monthly Lamb Market Summary. The report will include sheep and lamb slaughter, lamb imports, sheep and lamb prices, and a market forecast. An economic overview of the …

Producers Continue to Embrace AWA Program

Dan Livestock, Sheep-Goats

After its launch last spring, the American Wool Assurance (AWA) program is starting to make its mark on the domestic wool industry. Developed by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) in response to customer demand, this voluntary program provides peace of mind that certified wool is being produced through a high level of sheep care and management. More than 200 producers across …


Second EID Webinar Planned for Tuesday

Dan Education, Sheep-Goats

The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) wants to remind producers the second ASI-sponsored webinar covering topics related to electronic identification (EID) is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 8pm Eastern time. The webinar is titled “Data Driven Decisions: Incorporating EID in Flock Management”. In this webinar, ASI Animal Health Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Jim Logan and Dr. Cindy Wolf will host a presentation …