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NCBA supports USDA oversight of cell-cultured protein

The Director of Animal Health and Food Safety for the National Cattleman’s Beef Association says the USDA’s expertise in food inspections and labeling makes it the right agency to provide oversight on cell-culture protein products. Rebecca Barnett tells Brownfield… “We really want to make sure... Read More.

Rain supports crop development

Corn and soybean conditions improved last week in Michigan with crops maturing behind last year and the five-year average. As of last Sunday, the USDA says 66 percent of soybeans are blooming and 34 percent are setting pods with 43 percent of the crop... Read More.

Ag group supports updating railroad legislation

Farmer groups and ag retailers are supporting federal legislation designed to improve rail service.  The Support Reliable Rail Service Act would clarify the common carrier obligations of the railroads and give the Surface Transportation Board more specific oversight rules to improve rail service. Mike... Read More.

New Wisconsin ag roads law supports manure culverts

Wisconsin’s new law providing 150 million dollars to improve agriculturally important local roads will allow towns to fund extra culverts farmers can use to run manure lines. Representative Travis Tranel Tranel says the intent of the Agricultural Roads Improvement Program is to improve weight-restricted roads,... Read More.

Michigan grant supports expanded cover crops

Michigan agriculture and environmental groups have received $900,000 to support cover crop adoption across the state through the Farmers for Soil Health partnership. The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Michigan Soybean Committee, Michigan Pork Producers Association, Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and Michigan... Read More.