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24 September 2021
View news from United States NFU lobbies for stronger antitrust action with Fairness for Farmers campaign
The National Farmers Union, the second-largest farm group representing nearly 200,000 farming families in the US, has launched a campaign to expose the negative effects of consolidation and monopolies in the agriculture industry on family farms and rural...
23 September 2021
View news from United States Southwest US drought, worst in a century, linked by NOAA to climate change
Human-caused climate change has intensified the withering drought gripping the Southwestern United States, the region's most severe on record, with precipitation at the lowest 20-month level documented since 1895, a US government report said on 21 September....
21 September 2021
View news from United States 9th Circuit vacates factory farms permit for Idaho
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed a water permit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Idaho for factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), citing deficiencies in its environmental monitoring requirements....
View news from United States JBS plans to reopen Nebraska beef plant damaged in fire
JBS USA on 13 September halted production at a Nebraska beef plant that slaughters about 5% of US cattle due to a fire, but said the company expects to resume operations....
20 September 2021
View news from United States Chute-side vaccine cooler a useful tool for cattle producers
A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase and possibly increase their operational profit in the process....
17 September 2021
View news from United States NCBA releases counter response to article published in The Guardian
The following statement from NCBA, a contractor to the US Beef Checkoff, was released in response to an article published this week in The Guardian:...
16 September 2021
View news from United States NCBA pressures Congress to protect family-owned businesses
As Co-Chair of the Tax Aggie Coalition, NCBA spearheaded a letter to House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee leadership urging them to consider the implications that changes to federal tax policy will have on family-owned agricultural businesses....
14 September 2021
View news from United States OSU research has potential to save cattle industry millions
Oklahoma State University molecular biologists recently received a grant worth nearly $500,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for research that has the potential of saving the cattle industry millions of dollars. ...
13 September 2021
View news from United States Tricks and tips for cattle processing day
Cattle processing day takes a great deal of planning for ranchers. These tips and tricks we offer can improve the accuracy of records, increase efficiency, and enhance the safety and experience for team members and cattle alike....
View news from United States Researchers identify critical animal and food industry issues to inform and effect change
By 2050, the animal and food industry will need to be able to feed a world with a projected population increase of 2.1 billion. ...
10 September 2021
View news from United States US greenlights $700 million in grants for COVID-19-affected farm and food workers
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $700 million in competitive grand funding will be available to help farmers and meat plant workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs....
View news from United States Carbon sequestration a positive aspect of beef cattle grazing grasslands
Beef cattle grazing on grass pastures might not be the first thing people think of when discussing the subject of combatting greenhouse gas emissions, but it is an agricultural practice providing significant dividends to the effort....
09 September 2021
View news from United States Tyson Foods rejects blame for rising meat price conclusions drawn by White House
Tyson Foods categorically rejects the conclusions drawn earlier today by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Director of the National Economic Council in a White House press briefing, according to a September 8, 2021 Tyson press release....
View news from United States Biden Administration blames meat processors for soaring US meat prices; Tyson rejects notion
The Biden administration plans to take a tougher stance toward meatpacking companies it says are causing sticker shock at grocery stores. However, Tyson responded quickly to reject the conclusions drawn by the White House and the Secretary of Agriculture....
08 September 2021
View news from United States US beef exports post record value for July 2021
New data from the USDA and US Meat Exporters Federation (USMEF) shows that US beef exports set another new value record for July 2021. ...
View news from United States Power outages slash US Gulf Coast grain exports even as river reopens
Grain exports from US Gulf Coast terminals in southern Louisiana remained severely limited on 7 September, even after the US Coast Guard reopened the lower Mississippi River to shipping traffic over the weekend....
View news from United States USDA seeks consumer input on labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry
The USDA and FSIS are seeking public comments and information on how meat and poultry derived from cell culture should be labelled....
View news from United States Small cattle farm grows up with help from UGA
What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina....
07 September 2021
View news from United States US court decision could empower consumer non-profits against deceptive advertising
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has found that consumer non-profit groups have standing to go after corporations engaged in deceptive advertising after ruling in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in its case against Hormel Foods....
View news from United States American farmers face critical supply chain issues, says AFBF
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack outlining potential solutions to the on-going supply chain issues facing US farmers. ...
06 September 2021
View news from United States USMEF Product Showcase brings US and Latin American red meat buyers together
More than 130 red meat buyers from 21 countries across Central and South America and the Caribbean gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica, for the 10th anniversary edition of the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Latin American Product Showcase....
View news from United States Tyson Foods and unions cut deal over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Tyson Foods Inc said on 3 September that labor unions have agreed to support its requirement for US employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November....
View news from United States Fall armyworm marching from US South to Midwest, damaging pastures, soybeans, lawns
The fall armyworm outbreak of 2021 is going to be one to remember. It's not just hitting the south this year, but fall armyworms are marching north into the Midwestern states like Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa....
View news from United States US farm income expected to hit an eight-year high on strong crop and livestock prices
US farmers' net income is projected to jump 19.5% this year to an eight-year high of $113 billion, the US Department of Agriculture says....
05 September 2021
View news from United States Food aid is coming to Louisiana households hit by Hurricane Ida
Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages as part of a short-term relief measure. ...
04 September 2021
View news from United States Genome to phenome livestock research gets funding boost
The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative has awarded seven grants to institutions across the United States for multidisciplinary projects that help advance crop and livestock genetics research....
03 September 2021
View news from United States USDA must foster competition in meat and poultry processing, says NFU
Earlier this week, National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted formal comments to the US Department of Agriculture in response to a request for information on “Investments and Opportunities for Meat and Poultry Processing Infrastructure.”...
02 September 2021
View news from United States Hurricane Ida damages more grain terminals in the Southern US, stalling exports
Grain shippers on the US Gulf Coast have reported more damage to their export terminals from Hurricane Ida as power outages across Louisiana persist....
 
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