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09 May 2021
View news from United States American Farm Bureau puts mental health in the spotlight with State of Mind directory
As part of Mental Health Month, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has unveiled State of Mind, an online directory of resources for farmers, ranchers and their families who experience stress or mental health challenges....
08 May 2021
View news from United States Consumers likely to consider health and environmental impacts of food after the pandemic
A panel of experts explains that health and environmental sustainability are influencing consumers' shopping decisions - and that this trend is likely to continue....
07 May 2021
View news from United States Biden administration makes recommendations to protect 30% of US land and water
Biden administration officials on 6 May took their first step toward carrying out the president's campaign pledge to conserve 30% of American land and water over the next decade, outlining six categories for how it should be used....
View news from United States US Farmers Union members advocate for immediate climate action
Members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) are approaching their elected representatives with their concerns over climate change during the NFU's "Days of Advocacy"....
06 May 2021
View news from United States USDA should use pilot projects to build towards a carbon bank, says FACA
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA), now more than 70 members strong, has worked over the past three months to develop specific recommendations for how the USDA should approach a potential carbon bank....
04 May 2021
View news from United States Tyson launches plant-based burgers and sausages to compete with Beyond Meat
Tyson Foods Inc is launching plant-based hamburgers and sausages ahead of the US summer grilling season, increasing competition for Beyond Meat as it releases an updated version of its own faux burger....
View news from United States New US legislation will get local farm goods into school food programs
The National Farm to School Network and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition welcomes the newly-introduced Kids Eat Local Act, which will make it easier for school meal programs to source food from local farmers and producers....
03 May 2021
View news from United States US NFU calls on government to prioritize climate change across all its ag programs
Farming and agriculture can help combat climate change, but farmers need the USDA to support and fully realize this potential. ...
30 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures gain on uncertainty in grain complex
US live cattle futures rose on 29 April as mixed grain trade offered some relief for feed costs....
View news from United States USDA to host virtual fair on innovative ways to combat food waste
Mark your calendar for the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair on 26 May. ...
View news from United States US NFU welcomes legislative priorities announced in President Biden's Congressional Address
President Biden's strategy for economic recovery, immigration reform and climate action have been welcomed by the National Farmers Union....
29 April 2021
View news from United States Idaho lawmakers pass bill to kill most of state's wolf population
Idaho lawmakers have approved a bill authorizing the state to kill up to 90% of its wolf population, a measure championed by farmers and cattle ranchers that will become law if signed by the governor in the coming days....
28 April 2021
View news from United States The bipartisan America Grows Act could help reassert US leadership in ag research
If passed, the bipartisan America Grows Act of 2021 would significantly increase US public investment in agricultural research and development, says the Farm Journal Foundation. ...
View news from United States Feeding cattle seaweed reduces their GHG emissions 82%
A bit of seaweed in cattle feed could reduce methane emissions from beef cattle as much as 82 percent, according to new findings from researchers at the University of California, Davis....
26 April 2021
View news from United States US NFU welcomes the newly-introduced Agriculture Resilience Act
The Agriculture Resilience Act is a thoughtful, nuanced approach to climate action, says the National Farmers Union. ...
23 April 2021
View news from United States How US farmers can pitch in to address climate change
The US Department of Agriculture is expanding and renewing the Conservation Reserve Program as part of its strategy to boost enrollment and address the climate crisis. ...
View news from United States USDA wants farmers' ideas on how food supply chains can be strengthened
The USDA is seeking public comments on how to make the US food system supply chains more resilient, diverse and secure. ...
22 April 2021
View news from United States US NFU voices support for proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act
The recently introduced Growing Climate Solutions Act can improve the credibility of US carbon markets, says the National Farmers Union. ...
20 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures extend their slide
US live cattle futures fell on 19 April, extending their slight to eight straight sessions on long liquidation and signs that surging wholesale beef prices may have reached a seasonal top....
19 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures fall on demand concerns
US cattle futures ended weaker on 16 April, with the June live contract notching its seventh straight losing session....
View news from United States Proposed White House budget could boost farm funding by 16%
President Joe Biden released his proposed federal budget on 9 April and farming, food safety, infrastructure and climate action are set to get a boost. ...
View news from United States New speaker series showcases agriculture's role in global nutrition
Farm Journal Foundation kicked off its annual Speaker Series with an event highlighting agriculture’s unique role in addressing challenges to global nutrition....
15 April 2021
View news from United States US beef and cattle prices are rising on stronger-than-normal seasonal demand
Beef and beef cattle prices are experiencing an upward trend as the US economy emerges from a year-long pandemic, writes Adam Russell with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. ...
View news from United States CoBank's quarterly analysis suggests that President Biden's proposed infrastructure plan could significantly impact rural America
The latest analysis from CoBank finds that the US economy is gathering momentum after the COVID-19 crisis and that policy decisions and the proposed infrastructure plan will have far-reaching impacts on rural industries. ...
14 April 2021
View news from United States US ag and first responder groups release video series to help farmers with emergency planning
Animal agriculture groups have partnered with US first responders to create a video series that helps farmers and ranchers prepare emergency action plans. ...
12 April 2021
View news from United States Drought in western US could complicate the growing season
After 2020's pandemic-related challenges, US farmers were hoping for an uncomplicated growing season, says the National Farmers Union. ...
10 April 2021
View news from United States US advocacy groups petition for FDA to retain its regulatory capacity of genetically engineered animals
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the US Food and Drug Administration...
08 April 2021
View news from United States Strong commodity prices and improved financial conditions in the US boost Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer rose dramatically in March 2021, reversing four months of declines as farmers across the country became more optimistic about the future....
 
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