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28 October 2021
View news from United States ADM’s profits more than double on strong crush margins and demand for vegetable oil
Grain trading giant Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM) says its third-quarter profit more than doubled, as strong oilseed crushing margins and rising vegetable oil demand boosted its core agricultural services and oilseeds unit....
27 October 2021
View news from United States US beef production challenges: past, present and future
The beef and cattle market has been hit hard with production cost increases, on top of drought conditions that have increased feed costs, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site. ...
View news from United States US researchers identify potential intervention for BRD in calves
Scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified proteins in bacteria associated with bovine respiratory disease (BVD), saying that it could form part of an intervention strategy against the disease. ...
26 October 2021
View news from United States US House approves cattle contract library bill
The US House Agriculture Committee has passed the Cattle Contract Library act of 2021 (HR 5609), creating a library for cattle contracts within the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. ...
25 October 2021
View news from United States US Government expects drought to continue or worsen this winter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) winter outlook forecasts that the current drought across the western US and northern plains will continue this winter....
20 October 2021
View news from United States US farm assistance hopes to reach historically underserved communities
The USDA is investing $4.7 million in 56 different organizations as it shores up its outreach and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who have been historically underserved. ...
19 October 2021
View news from United States US farmer sentiment declines in September while inflation worries rise
Perdue University's Ag Economy Barometer shows US lower farmer sentiment for September 2021, recording its weakest reading since July 2020....
18 October 2021
View news from United States USDA unveils new online tool to help drought-stricken ranches estimate compensation costs
An online tool is now available to help ranchers document and estimate payments to cover feed transportation costs and water hauling expenses caused by drought, which are now covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised...
View news from United States US redoubles efforts to monitor carbon levels in soil with $10 million investment
The USDA has launched the first phase of soil carbon monitoring efforts through an initiative with the Conservation Reserve Program....
15 October 2021
View news from United States What are the next steps in the US ag trade agenda?
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall gives his take on the Biden Administration's approach to international trade and what it means for the US farm sector....
14 October 2021
View news from United States US WASDE report predicts higher beef output and lower dairy production in final quarter
The World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) forecast for 2021 has beef production rising as slaughter numbers slow...
13 October 2021
View news from United States ARS confirms that cattle are not susceptible to COVID-19
Researchers with the USDA Agricultural Research Service have determined that cattle cannot replicate the SARS-CoV-2 virus or transmit it to humans. ...
View news from United States App May Help Save Milk Money and Environment
A new technology from USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) may become a key tool for dairy farmers to reduce their expenses and help limit pollution....
11 October 2021
View news from United States How to safely graze frosted sorghums
The first light frosts are only weeks away in the US Midwest. However, planning for these events should be considered by producers grazing plants in the sorghum family. ...
10 October 2021
View news from United States US Ag Innovation Challenge announces 10 semi-finalists
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Farm Credit have revealed the 10 semi-finalist teams that are advancing in the 2022 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge....
08 October 2021
View news from United States US Congress Democrats target palm oil, beef trade in deforestation bill
Democrats in the US Congress are set to unveil legislation to reduce illegal deforestation globally by restricting the trade of certain agricultural commodities, such as palm oil and cattle, produced with those methods....
View news from United States US invests over $146 million in sustainable ag research
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agriculture research projects that will make the American farm and food system more resilient to climate challenges....
07 October 2021
View news from United States USMEF: August beef exports top $1 billion; pork exports remain on record pace
U.S. beef exports soared to another new value record in August, topping the $1 billion mark for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). ...
06 October 2021
View news from United States USDA makes moves to expand meat industry capacity
Secretary Tom Vilsack has earmarked $100 million from the American Rescue Plan to establish loan guarantees to create more competition in the meat supply chain....
04 October 2021
View news from United States FACA welcomes new USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture initiative
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) is encouraged by USDA’s announcement inviting proposals to advance voluntary climate-smart farming and forestry practices....
View news from United States How cattle farmers can use environmental commodities
On June 21, 2021, the United States Senate passed a bill affecting small farmers and ranchers, named the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA). The purpose of this 34-page bill is to offer assistance to these small farmers when it comes to offsetting carbon...
01 October 2021
View news from United States US trade chief Katharine Tai to unveil Biden's China trade strategy on 4 October
US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai will unveil the Biden administration's long-awaited strategy for the troubled US-China trade relationship in a speech on Monday at a Washington think tank, her office said....
View news from United States US unveils new climate partnership initiative for ag sector
The USDA has announced a $3 billion investment in agriculture, animal health and human nutrition as part of a new climate partnership initiative that will tackle the urgent challenges the face US farming. ...
30 September 2021
View news from United States Lawsuit against the “Big 4” US meat packers moves forward
The US National Farmers Union has issued a statement welcoming a class action lawsuit against JBS SA, Tyson Foods, National Beef and Cargill Inc, the four largest meat packing companies in the US. ...
29 September 2021
View news from United States 8th Circuit court in US skpetical of Tyson’s bid to keep COVID-19 claims in federal court
Judges on a the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals panel appeared leery of Tyson Foods Inc’s claim that it was acting under the federal government’s direction when it kept an Iowa processing plant open during the early weeks of the COVID-19 crisis....
24 September 2021
View news from United States NFU lobbies for stronger antitrust action with Fairness for Farmers campaign
The National Farmers Union, the second-largest farm group representing nearly 200,000 farming families in the US, has launched a campaign to expose the negative effects of consolidation and monopolies in the agriculture industry on family farms and rural...
23 September 2021
View news from United States Southwest US drought, worst in a century, linked by NOAA to climate change
Human-caused climate change has intensified the withering drought gripping the Southwestern United States, the region's most severe on record, with precipitation at the lowest 20-month level documented since 1895, a US government report said on 21 September....
21 September 2021
View news from United States 9th Circuit vacates factory farms permit for Idaho
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed a water permit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Idaho for factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), citing deficiencies in its environmental monitoring requirements....
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