Friday, November 16, 2018

News Archive

USDA Invests to Improve Rural Health Care for Nearly 2 Million Rural Americans

The Department of Agriculture is investing $501 million to improve rural health care infrastructure. USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett...

Animal Welfare Institute Sues USDA over Label Claims

The Animal Welfare Institute is suing the Department of Agriculture for what it calls “unreasonable delay in responding” to a 2014 petition. AWI asked...

Lower Income Continues to Pressure Farm Finances

Farm income and credit conditions continued to deteriorate in the third quarter of 2018, according to a Federal Reserve Bank survey. The Tenth District...

Roberts, Conaway, Engaged in Finger-pointing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel calls passing a farm bill a top priority for the lame duck session, but the conference committee must first...

CHS Foundation Donates$1.5 Million to South Dakota State University Precision Ag Program

The CHS Foundation announced a $1.5 million grant to support the South Dakota State University precision agriculture program. The funding will support the construction...

CHS Foundation Donates$1.5 Million to South Dakota State University Precision Ag Program

The CHS Foundation announced a $1.5 million grant to support the SDSU precision agriculture program. The funding will support the construction of the new...

USDA Invests to Improve Rural Health Care for Nearly 2 Million Rural Americans

The Department of Agriculture is investing $501 million to improve rural health care infrastructure. USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett...

U.S., Brazil Soybean Price Gap Narrowing

The price gap between U.S. and Brazilian soybeans is narrowing, a signal some suggest that trade progress could be made between the U.S. and...

Lower Income Continues to Pressure Farm Finances

Farm income and credit conditions continued to deteriorate in the third quarter of 2018. The Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions shows more...

Roberts, Conaway, Engaged in Finger-pointing

Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts was hopeful for an agreement Thursday, but said House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway refused to come to an...

U.S., Brazil Soybean Price Gap Narrowing

The price gap between U.S. and Brazilian soybeans is narrowing, a signal some suggest that trade progress could be made between the U.S. and...

Turkey Prices at Ten Year Low

Ahead of Thanksgiving, turkey prices have hit a ten-year low. Purdue University estimates turkey prices this year for Thanksgiving will average $1.45 per pound....

Senate Ag Committee Announces Consideration of USDA Nominations

The Senate Agriculture Committee will consider three Department of Agriculture nominations later this month. The Committee will consider the nominations of Mindy Brashears, Naomi...

China: Tests Shows Feed Not Contaminated with ASF

Tests show African Swine Fever in China is not linked animal feed. Reuters tests “failed to confirm” the presence of African Swine Fever in...

60 Groups Urge Congress to Protect USDA Agencies from Reorganization

60 farm and food groups, along with others, are urging Congress to block a proposed move of Department of Agriculture agencies out of Washington,...

Incoming House Majority Demanding USMCA Changes

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, key party leaders in the chamber are demanding changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The...

60 Groups Urge Congress to Protect USDA Agencies from Reorganization

60 farm and food groups, along with others, are urging Congress to block a proposed move of Department of Agriculture agencies out of the...

Incoming House Majority Demanding USMCA Changes

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, key party leaders in the chamber are demanding changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The...

Turkey Prices at Ten Year Low

Ahead of Thanksgiving, turkey prices have hit a ten-year low. A report by Purdue University estimates turkey prices this year for Thanksgiving will average...

Senate Ag Committee Announces Consideration of USDA Nominations

The Senate Agriculture Committee will consider three Department of Agriculture nominations later this month. The Committee will consider the nominations of Mindy Brashears, Naomi...

China: Tests Shows Feed Not Contaminated with ASF

Tests show African Swine Fever in China is not linked animal feed, according to a Chinese pork firm. Reuters reports tests “failed to confirm”...

Biodiesel Industry Elects New Board Leadership

National Biodiesel Board members voted today to elect their trade association leadership. The board reflects the wide range of member companies in the biodiesel...

October Combine Sales Decline

Combine sales declined in October while sales of tractors remained mostly flat. The Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s October Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows...

Espy, Hyde-Smith to Debate Ahead of Runoff

Mike Espy and Cindy-Hyde Smith of Mississippi will hold a debate at the Mississippi Farm Bureau ahead of a runoff vote for the Senate...

Roberts Could Seek Another Senate Term

The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing...

USMEF, NPB, USDA Launch Pork 2040

The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing...

American Bankers Association Offers Tips for Strong Ag Marketing Plans

A strong marketing plan is key for success for farmers dealing with depressed prices. A tip-sheet released by the association offers farmers a few...

Little Room for Farm Bill in Lame Duck

The prospect of getting a farm bill finished in the lame duck session appears low, as there is much the conference committee must agree...

October Combine Sales Decline

Combine sales declined in October while sales of tractors remained mostly flat. The Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s October Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows...

Roberts Could Seek Another Senate Term

The next farm bill is the top priority for Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts as many begin speculating if he will make another bid...

USMEF, NPB, USDA Launch Pork 2040

The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing...

American Bankers Association Offers Tips for Strong Ag Marketing Plans

A strong marketing plan is the key for success for farmers dealing with depressed prices, according to the American Bankers Association. A tip-sheet released...

Little Room for Farm Bill in Lame Duck

The prospect of getting a farm bill finished in the lame duck session appears low, as there is much the conference committee must agree...

USDA Reminds Producers of Diaster Program Deadlines

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds South Dakota producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years...

Erickson Wins NDFB Collegiate Discussion Meet

Alyson Erickson, of Fargo N.D., won the NDFB Collegiate Discussion Meet this past weekend, November 10, 2018, at the NDFB Annual Meeting in Bismarck....

NDFB Elects Leaders

Two individuals were elected and three others were reelected to positions on the NDFB Board of Directors during the 76th NDFB Annual Meeting, held...

Checkoff Provides Statewide Pasture to Plate Curriculum Opportunity to South Dakota Schools

Educators from across South Dakota have been given the opportunity to incorporate beef programming into their curriculum through the FACS beef program provided by...

Checkoff Provides Statewide Pasture to Plate Curriculum Opportunity to South Dakota Schools

Family and Consumer Science, Agricultural Education, and ProStart Educators from across the state have been given the opportunity to incorporate beef programming efforts into...

NMPF Urges Congress to Put Farmers First in Lame-Duck Session

Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), urged Congress to make passing a new farm bill a top priority...

NMPF Urges Congress to Put Farmers First in Lame-Duck Session

Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), urged Congress to make passing a new farm bill a top priority...

Trump Veto Threat Not Taken Seriously

As Congress is back in D.C., both House and Senate Ag leaders are promising to take action on a new farm bill during the...

Poultry Worker Safety Record Continues to Improve

Occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry slaughter and processing workforce have fallen by 83 percent over the last 20 years. According to the...

Rural Population Growing Again

The decline in the nation’s rural population first began in 2010, before reaching its lowest level in 2011-2012. Rural areas lost nearly 62,000 residents...

Perdue Applauds Department of Labor Rulemaking on H-2A

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue applauded the proposed rulemaking from the Department of Labor regarding the H-2A Visa Program. The proposed new rule would...

U.S. Ag Coalition Heads to Cuba Despite Crackdown

A coalition of ag groups, agribusinesses, and related industries sent a group of representatives to Cuba for a three-day conference aimed at increasing sales...

U.S. Ag Coalition Heads to Cuba Despite Crackdown

A coalition of ag groups, agribusinesses, and related industries sent a group of representatives to Cuba for a three-day conference aimed at increasing sales...

Trump Veto Threat Not Taken Seriously

As Congress is back in D.C., both House and Senate Ag leaders are promising to take action on a new farm bill during the...

Poultry Worker Safety Record Continues to Improve

Occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry slaughter and processing workforce have fallen by 83 percent over the last 20 years. According to the...

Rural Population Growing Again

The decline in the nation’s rural population first began in 2010, before reaching its lowest level in 2011-2012. Rural areas lost nearly 62,000 residents...

Perdue Applauds Department of Labor Rulemaking on H-2A

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue applauded the proposed rulemaking from the Department of Labor regarding the H-2A Visa Program. The proposed new rule would...
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