Sheep Producers Account for $26.6 Million in CFAP Payments

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Sheep-Goats

According to recent numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), sheep producers have collected more than $26.6 million in payments from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Payments for lambs and yearlings accounted for more than 91% ($24,366,284.11) of money paid to the American sheep industry. Producers also benefited from wool payments, $1,368,303.22 for non-graded wool and $894,354 …

environmental

Groups Request Hearing on Livestock Reporting Rule

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Equine, Florida, Georgia, Livestock, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, the National Farmers Union, along with 11 other groups sent a letter to the Senate Ag Committee requesting a hearing on livestock mandatory price reporting reauthorization. The Livestock Mandatory Reporting Rule, first established in 1999, mandates price reporting for cattle, boxed beef, swine, and lamb. It’s reauthorized every five years, with the current program expiring on …

marine industries

UF Surveys to Identify Impact of Pandemic on Florida’s Agriculture and Marine Industries

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Economy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Hemp, Labor and Immigration, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Research, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

(UF/IFAS) — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are impacting these sectors. Starting today, faculty from the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics (FRE) department are deploying surveys to UF/IFAS Extension agents …

rural healthcare

Livestock Groups Send Letter Advocating for Needs of Rural Healthcare Providers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to request rural healthcare providers have resources and funding to properly respond to the COVID-19 virus. “Rural healthcare providers have unique needs …

epa

Label Approval for Sodium Cyanide

Dan Industry News Release, Sheep-Goats

(ASI) — Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the final interim decision for the registered use of sodium cyanide. Working with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services, the label for this predator control tool will include three additional use restrictions to promote public awareness and decrease non-target impacts. American Sheep Industry Association President Benny Cox said this …

usmca

ASI President on USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Sheep-Goats, Trade

Many in agriculture had hoped the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would be passed this year, but it now is appearing doubtful. After Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal last week, there was still no deal and there is not much time left on the legislative clock. Trade …

sommet

96,000 Visitors at the Sommet de l’Elevage 2019

Dan Cattle, Equine, Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

The organisers of the Sommet de l’Elevage were smiling broadly on the final evening of the 28th edition of the show. “It was a great honour for us to welcome Emmanuel Macron, the French President to the exhibition,” declared Jacques Chazalet, president of the Sommet de l’Elevage. “His visit was not just a recognition for the show, but also for …

meetings

Producers Invited to Attend Education Meetings

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Education, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Georgia, Hemp, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Trade, Vegetables, Water, Wheat

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia October 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs. Tyron Spearman has more details. Below are the meeting dates, times and locations: Oct. …