Livestock

NPPC Commends USDA for Maintaining Essential Livestock Market Programs

 Two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs critical to the continuity of livestock market operations will continue during the current federal government shutdown. The Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) program, managed by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing...

USMEF: November Pork Export Value Highest Ever; Beef Exports Remain Strong

The latest USDA export data shows that U.S. pork exports recorded their highest-ever monthly value in November at $615.6 million. For January through November, pork export value increased 10 percent year-over-year to $5.9 billion. Pork variety...

Nomination Period Open for 7th Annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, is accepting nominations for the seventh annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards honoring exceptional dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for their socially responsible,...

Census of Agriculture Vital to Future of Industry – AUDIO

The 2017 Census of Agriculture has been sent to farmers all across the country. Greg Thessen of the National Ag Statistics Service office in Des Moines, Iowa, says the Census is very important to...

Pork Exports Support U.S. Hog Herd Expansion

The U.S. swine inventory on December 1, 2017 was 73.2 million head. This was up two percent from a year ago. The breeding herd inventory at 6.1 million head, was up one percent. The...

Beef Board Member Appointments Announced by Ag Secretary Perdue

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced December 20, the appointment of 27 members to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. Twenty-five of the appointees will serve three-year terms. Two appointees will serve the remaining one-year portion...
milk

Minnesota Milk Producers Association Elects Officers at Conference and Expo

The Minnesota Milk Producers Association held its 41st annual meeting at Treasure Island Resort and Casino, Red Wing, Minn., in conjunction with the 14th annual Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference and Expo Nov. 28-29, 2017....

Cattlemen’s Beef Board Names Scott Stuart to CEO Position

After an extensive search, the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) has named Scott Stuart of Colorado as the new chief executive officer, effective February 1, 2018. “The beef industry is very complex,” notes...

World Meat Congress Coming to U.S. in 2018

For the first time in more than 20 years, the world’s premier gathering of red meat industry leaders is coming to the United States. Hosted by the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) and the U.S....

NPPC Applauds Withdrawal Of Organic Rule

Listening to the farmers it would have affected, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue today announced that his agency will withdraw a proposed organic rule for livestock and poultry, a move hailed by the National Pork...

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