Friday, February 22, 2019

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African Swine Fever Found in Vietnam

A report on Swine Health.org says the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture released a communication confirming that the African Swine Fever Virus has been found in two northern provinces. The area is located about 100...

Farm Bureau Supporting Utah Farmers, Ranchers Access to Utah Public Lands

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with the Utah Farm Bureau, the state of Utah, and San Juan County in Utah weighed in on court deliberations regarding access to public lands. President Donald Trump...

Ag Lenders Say Farmers Depend on Off-Farm Income

The chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation says the worst threat to farmers currently is a general economic recession. It’s because so many farmers have now become dependent on off-farm income to...

China Expanding Domestic Agriculture Reforms to Offset Future Trade Difficulties

The Chinese government says it will make changes in domestic agriculture policy to help it withstand potential trade difficulties in the future. The statement from Beijing comes after the country saw its weakest economic...

Beef Checkoff Brings Sports Nutrition Expert to SDSU Student Athletes

Beef took center stage at South Dakota State University (SDSU) with Kim Schwabenbauer, MS, RD, CSSD sharing her passion for health and wellness with student athletes on February 13, 2019. Approximately 150 student athletes...

Beef Checkoff Works Alongside Health Influencers to Educate and Build Demand for Beef

February is Heart Month and the beef checkoff is sharing positive information and resources on lean beef and heart health to the public as well as health influencers across the state. This collaboration creates...

Farm Bureau Analysis Shows 2018 Farm Bankruptcy Statistics

An analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows 2018 Chapter 12 family farmer and family fisherman bankruptcies nationwide were down from prior-year levels. Chapter 12 filings in 2018 totaled 498 and were down...

New TPP Giving Canada Trade Boost in Japan

The new Trans-Pacific Partnership is boosting Canada’s beef sales to Japan. The new trade deal that does not include the United States has led to a surge in beef exports from Canada, although official...

China, U.S., Seek Agreement in Trade Talks

Trade talks between the U.S. and China resumed Tuesday as both nations seem optimistic to reach an agreement that would mark the end of a tit-for-tat trade war. Mid-level talks are ongoing, with higher-level...

OK Places Limits on Chicken Farm Locations and Expansion

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture took action to limit both the placement and expansion opportunities for the state’s chicken farms. The department approved new rules covering the locations of chicken farms relative to schools,...

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