Livestock

Dairy MPP Enrollment Deadline a Month Away

Enrollment for the new Dairy Margin Protection Program continues through the end of this month. Dairy producers who haven’t already have until June first to review the changes to the program and sign up....

Beef Was Center Stage at the 25th Annual NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo

Hundreds of consumers from the Northeast visited the 25th Annual NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo looking for more information on improving their overall health and well-being. Beef was center stage in that discussion, thanks...

Grazing Lands Focus of Upcoming National Conference

The National Grazing Lands Coalition (NatGLC) will host the 7th National Conference on Grazing Lands Dec. 2-5, 2018, at the Peppermill in Reno, Nev. Conference organizers expect more than 800 ranchers, professors, land managers,...

USDA Trims Red Meat Production Numbers

USDA slightly reduced its projections for red meat and poultry production in 2018. The forecast is slightly lower than last month, primarily due to a drop in beef production, which will more than offset...

Canada: 73 Percent of U.S. Milk Price is Subsidized

Canada’s dairy subsidies have been a controversial topic during the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. For many years, the U.S. dairy industry has claimed that their Canadian counterparts are heavily subsidized through their...

New Research into Honeybee Health

The health of North Dakota’s honeybees is important not just in the Northern Plains, but all over the nation. North Dakota is the nation’s leading honey supplier and the state has more honeybees than...

NIAA Annual Conference on Livestock Tractability

The takeaway from the upcoming 2018 NIAA Annual Conference is that stakeholders across the animal agriculture and food industry understand that benefits of Livestock Traceability, and "see the need for it and are ready...

New Records for U.S. Beef Export Value, Pork Export Volume in 2017

2017 was a record-breaking year for U.S. red meat exports, with beef export value exceeding $7 billion for only the second time. Pork exports, meanwhile, easily surpassed the previous year’s volume record. The U.S....
A bee on blossom in California. Photo by Sabina Hill

ND, CA Working Together for Bees

North Dakota Agriculture commissioner Doug Goehring is working with California’s agriculture secretary Karen Ross on a new program that will benefit both states when it comes to honeybees. California needs honeybees to pollinate most of...

Pork Producers Say Fix Emissions Reporting Law For Farmers

The National Pork Producers Council today asked Congress for a legislative fix to a federal emergency response law that now requires farmers to report emissions from the natural breakdown of manure to the U.S....

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