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NCBA Committee Chairman expresses concern over amendments to farm bill

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Health and Well-Being Committee’s Chairman Tom Talbot, Veterinarian and California cattle rancher, is concerned that animal care could be “taken out of the hands of experts and placed in...

USDA announces no June increase in fiscal year 2012 raw sugar TRQ or company...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that there will be no increase in the raw sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) or the domestic sugarcane or sugar beet processor marketing allotments based on its June review...

Winter wheat production up in North Dakota, down for South Dakota

South Dakota The South Dakota June 1 winter wheat production forecast is 55.90 million bushels, down 2 percent from the previous forecast and 16 percent below last year’s production of 66.78 million bushels, according to the...

FSA county committee nomination period begins June 15

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins on Friday, June 15. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must...

USDA WASDE report lowers soybean & wheat ending stocks, corn remains unchanged

USDA released it's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report at 7:30 am. Soybean and wheat ending stocks came in lower than trade estimates for June while USDA held corn ending stocks unchanged. CORN Ending stocks...

Organizations ask Congress to not further cut conservation program spending

More than 500 organizations, businesses and individuals have signed a letter to Congress asking leaders to not further cut funding to the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill. They said conservation programs have already...

USDA’s weekly crop progress, North & South Dakota

USDA's weekly crop progress report for this week reports the nation's corn crop is finally completely planted. But, corn condition did take a hit over the last week, with dry weather taking the crop...

North & South Dakota range & pasture conditions

In South Dakota, cattle moved to pasture was rated at 97 percent complete. Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 14 percent short and 84 percent adequate to surplus. Feed supplies were 1...

American Malting Barley Association disapproves of post-heading treatment of barley with herbicides

American Malting Barley Association, Inc. (AMBA) malting and brewing members will not knowingly buy malting barley that has been post-heading treated with herbicide, such as glyphosate, regardless of the barley's origin. The post-heading herbicide...

Open-outcry trading to begin at 7:20 am CST on USDA report days

Open-outcry grain trading will begin early on days the USDA releases major agricultural reports. CME Group told the Commodity Future Trading Commission it wanted to start pit trading at 7:20 am CST, instead of...

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