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30 July 2021
View news from United States NFU tells US Senate Committee farmers worse off due to corporate power
Family farmers and ranchers have suffered fewer choices, less innovation, lower prices, and poorer treatment due to “domination and market manipulation of multinational meat companies,” National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew today told the...
29 July 2021
View news from United States US Farm Bureau applauds congressional hearings on beef supply chain
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on Wednesday on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearings on the current state of the beef supply chain....
View news from United States Small cattle farm grows up with help from UGA
What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina....
28 July 2021
View news from United States Profit-taking drags down CME livestock futures
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell on Tuesday after rising to their highest price in more than three weeks, while feeder cattle pulled back from contract highs on Monday. ...
View news from United States Managing heat stress in cattle
On a hot summer day, people often dress in light clothing, drink more water than normal and seek shade to minimize the impacts on the body from heat and humidity....
View news from United States Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cattle
Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges....
27 July 2021
View news from United States The digestive system of cows influences human’s vitamin B12 intake
Milk is the main source of vitamin B12 consumption for Canadians. A glass of cow’s milk contains about 46% of the daily-recommended dietary intake of vitamin B12 for adults. ...
26 July 2021
View news from United States USDA Cattle on Feed Report says US cattle inventory fell by 1%
About 101 million head of cattle and calves are on U.S. farms as of July 1, 2021, according to the Cattle report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
View news from United States Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates
Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. ...
View news from United States Apply now the the US Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge
Ag-tech entrepreneurs across the US are being encouraged to apply by 20 August for the Farm Bureau's Ag Innovation Challenge....
23 July 2021
View news from United States USDA clarifies program for livestock producers who suffered losses from depopulation
The USDA has announced the details for its new Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP), an initiative that support livestock farmers who suffered losses and depopulation from COVID-19 supply chain stresses. ...
View news from United States AFB President Duvall hosts Mexico leaders for wide-ranging discussions on trade and agriculture
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall hosted Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy, and Esteban Moctezuma Barragón, Mexico’s Ambassador to the US. ...
16 July 2021
View news from United States US restaurant chains fail to stop antibiotic overuse in beef supplies
A new Chain Reaction Report finds that many restaurant chains across the US are not doing enough to curb the use of medically important antibiotics in their beef supplies. ...
14 July 2021
View news from United States USDA greenlights additional pandemic aid for farmers who suffered animal losses
Livestock and poultry producers who could not take slaughter-ready animals to processing plants due to COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance from the USDA and Farm Service Agency from 20 July. ...
View news from United States "Wither away and die:" US Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops
An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the US Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat....
12 July 2021
View news from United States US pledges $500 million to boost meat processing capacity
The US government will invest at least $500 million to expand beef, pork and poultry processing capacity, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday, after consumers faced limits on meat purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic last year....
View news from United States Climate variability challenges US cattle producers
Mother Nature provided increasingly inconsistent precipitation for the Great Plains over the past decade, impacting grasslands, forage systems and beef production in the region—and scientists expect that trend to intensify....
11 July 2021
View news from United States Want to learn how to combat food waste at home?
The USDA is providing new resources to inform consumers on how to reduce food waste and lower their environmental footprint....
10 July 2021
View news from United States New study finds that it can be hard to eat healthy when relying on US food assistance programs
Nearly nine out of 10 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants face barriers in providing their household with a healthy diet throughout the month, based on a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
08 July 2021
View news from United States Rising input costs causing concern for US farmers, says Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer fell for a second straight month in June 2021, with farmers being less optimistic about the future and growing more concerned about input costs....
View news from United States Rumen additive and controlled energy benefit dairy cows during dry period
Getting nutrition right during a dairy cow’s dry period can make a big difference to her health and the health of her calf. But it’s also a key contributor to her milk yield after calving....
07 July 2021
View news from United States President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
06 July 2021
View news from United States Blistering temperatures across the Northwestern US threaten animals, farmers and workers
The Northwestern United States experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record last week, putting crops, livestock, farmers and workers in danger, says the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
04 July 2021
View news from United States The cost of a cookout for the 4th of July is close to a year ago
New analysis from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) finds that US consumers will pay just a few cents less for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade...
02 July 2021
View news from United States US reassesses "Product of USA" label in new transparency effort
The USDA has announced a "top-to-bottom" review of the voluntary "Product of USA" label to strengthen the standard, improve transparency and consumer safety. ...
View news from United States US farm groups applaud Senate passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU) welcome the Senate passage of the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act and await the House version of the bill....
30 June 2021
View news from United States May 2021 US Cold Storage report shows declines in beef and other meat supplies
The most recent Cold Storage report from the US shows that stocks of red meat and poultry have declined alongside supplies of chilled fruit, according to AFBF market analysis....
View news from United States US judge blocks $4 billion debt relief program for minority farmers
A US federal judge has temporarily blocked a part of the Biden administration's federal stimulus relief package that forgave agricultural debts to farmers of color....
 
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