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Cattlemen’s Beef Board Names Hanes as New CEO

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) has named Gregory Hanes of Colorado as their new chief executive officer, effective June 17, 2019. “Knowledge of beef producers and the overall beef industry is a must in...

Pork Checkoff Announces the 2019 Pork Industry Scholarship Recipients

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 20 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry's future human capital. A National Pork Board committee judged the...

NPPC Thanks Trump Administration for Commitment to Rural Broadband

National Pork Producers Council President David Herring, a pork producer from Lillington, NC, on Friday, April 12, 2019, joined President Trump, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and Ivanka Trump for an announcement on...

USDA Announces Changes to Future WASDE Reports

The Department of Agriculture Monday announced changes to future World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Reports. Starting with the May 10 issue, USDA announced price range forecasts will be eliminated in favor of single...

USDA, Transportation, Provide Funding Assistance to Iowa

The Departments of Agriculture and Transportation are providing federal relief for parts of Iowa damaged by spring flooding. USDA announced Monday that Farm Service Agency offices in six Southwest Iowa counties are now accepting...

Midwest Lawmakers File Tax Relief Bill for Disaster Victims

Midwest lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would provide tax relief for disaster victims stemming from events this spring. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa announced the Tax Relief Act of 2019. The bill...

CHS Returns $150 Million in Cash Patronage to Farmer-Owners

As part of the benefits of ownership of the cooperative, CHS Inc. will return $150 million in cash patronage and equity redemptions to its farmer-owners this year, part of the cooperative’s commitment to sharing...

USDA Assists Iowa Farmers, Ranchers, Communities Affected by Flooding

To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid Iowans in their recovery...

Veterinary Association Applauds Bill to Address Vet Shortage

The American Veterinary Association is happy about the re-introduction in Congress of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act. It’s an important bill to the industry because if it’s passed, it will play...

Fewer Biofuel Waivers in the Future

In a statement sure to please ethanol backers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may grant fewer waivers that exempt small refineries from the country’s biofuel policy. Reuters says EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler feels that...

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