The president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says producers have outlined their priorities for the farm bill — and protecting animal health is at the top of the list. Todd Wilkinson a cow/calf operator from South Dakota says the livestock industry needs the... Read More.
Commentary. It has been an extraordinarily dry summer in my neck of the woods. Our farm lies in an area designated by “exceptional drought.” We are grateful for the inch and two tenths of rain we received last week, but like many others we are... Read More.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association vice president of government affairs Ethan Lane says the Biden administration’s new approach to global trade doesn’t work for cattle producers. “It is absolutely unconscionable that the Trade Representative to the United States, Katherine Tai, made comments in... Read More.
The Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Ag Committee says investments in broadband are critical to the success of rural America. “We used to think in terms of the three R’s as in roads, railroads, and runways, and you can throw water into... Read More.
The ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee says he continues to hear many of the same concerns about the 2023 Farm Bill from farmers and ag industry stakeholders around the country. John Boozman tells Brownfield protecting the safety net is at the top... Read More.
An ag economist says ag groups should also prioritize funding for market development as the 2023 Farm Bill debate continues. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown building new markets is costly. He says while producers might not see immediate returns, those investments are critical in... Read More.
Nearly half of the farmers surveyed in the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Survey say the crop insurance title is the most important aspect of a new farm bill to their operations. Jim Mintert, the survey’s principal investigator, tells Brownfield, “48 percent (of... Read More.