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Ear Tags for the Future

by Kirsten Rall in The Rall Report Comments Off on Ear Tags for the Future

The cattle industry seems to become more and more connected to technology in an attempt to make ranching more efficient. One aspect I’ve learned about recently is an industrially advanced ear tag. The industry has [...]

Raising Freezer Beef

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Our feedlot operation back home has raised freezer or finished beef for as long as I can remember. In fact, a half of beef is usually how we barter our friends and family for helping [...]

News of Agriculture


Hagedorn Introduces PP Flexibility for Farmers and Ranchers Act

Congressman Jim Hagedorn last week introduced the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility for Farmers and Ranchers Act. The Minnesota Republican says the bill would allow farmers and ranchers categorized as partnerships to utilize gross income […]


Soybean Growers Approve 2021 Resolutions

American Soybean Association members completed the organization’s annual resolutions process to set the tone and direction for policy advocating in the months ahead. The organization aims each year to build on sound existing resolutions by […]


Scott and Thompson Agree/Disagree on Climate Change

The tone is set on the climate change debate in the House Agriculture Committee, and it took place during the committee’s first hearing. Committee Chair David Scott says changes in weather patterns bring serious risks […]

International News/Trade

Vilsack: China Living Up to Trade Deal

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says China is making good on its promises in the phase one trade deal it signed with the U.S. last year. CNBC says Vilsack points out the agreement allows market […]


USTR Nominee Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee

Katherine Tai, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, testified at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee last week. Politico says she addressed concerns that the Biden Administration “will stand still” on trade […]


CoBank: Weak Dollar Benefits Commodities

The value of the U.S. dollar weakened substantially since March 2020 and is expected to experience modest deflation in 2021, making U.S. ag products more competitive globally. However, CoBank reports not all commodities are affected […]


USDA Extends CFAP Application Deadline

The Department of Agriculture Thursday extended the deadline to apply for the latest round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters the sign-up period will be extended, allowing producers more […]

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Regional News

ACE Urges EPA to Ditch Unwarranted RFS Waiver Petitions

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for comments on petitions received for a waiver for refiners from their blending obligations under the 2019 and 2020 Renewable Fuel […]

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ACE Shares E15 Equipment Compatibility Expertise During Virtual Hearing on MN Bill to Set E15 Standard

SIOUX FALLS, SD – In testimony presented during a virtual Minnesota Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy Committee hearing on S.F. 944, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty utilized his fuel […]