An annual report from the USDA shows that cropland values continue to increase, and an ag economist says producers should be cautious before buying any land. Jim Jansen with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says prices are unlikely to improve anytime soon. “It’s the... Read More.
A livestock economist says he’s watching what the USDA does with corn and soybean yields in this week’s upcoming Supply and Demand report. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says there’s a lot of variability in crop conditions and development throughout the Corn... Read More.
On the day the application period closes for a USDA emergency grain storage program the agency says more money is available for producers. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency says the initial $20 million allocated for the Emergency Grain Storage Facility Assistance Program is not... Read More.
A Midwestern governor is asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to update payments that are made to cattle producers through the Livestock Indemnity Program. In a letter to the Secretary on Friday, Nebraska’s Jim Pillen says current LIP payments are 50 percent of the market... Read More.
More than 80 counties in Illinois have been authorized to use Conservation Reserve Program acres for emergency haying and grazing for the remainder of fiscal year 2023. Illinois Beef Association executive vice president Josh St. Peters says the first thing cattle producers should... Read More.
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.
As cell-cultured proteins are getting closer to widespread commercialization – the ag industry is pushing to make sure the product is labeled clearly and correctly. Rebecca Barnett is with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. AUDIO: Healthy Living on labeling cell-cultured proteins ...
U.S. farmers made and paid fractionally more in June than they did in May. The USDA says the index of prices received was up 0.4% with gains in cattle, hog, market egg, and orange prices barely ending out losses for milk, cotton, broilers, and... Read More.
The USDA is awarding nearly $130 million to improve healthcare facilities in rural towns. Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres-Small says the grants will help strengthen rural America’s healthcare infrastructure to build for the future. The American Rescue Plan funding will go to more than 170 rural... Read More.
The White House says it will veto an appropriations bill that cuts USDA and Food and Drug Administration funding for fiscal year 2024. In a statement, the Office of Management and Budget, it says the Biden administration strongly opposes the $25.3 million bill because... Read More.
The USDA is investing $33 million toward 82 research, extension and education projects at the nation’s historically black 1890 Land-grant Universities. The projects are part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Capacity Building Grant Program that strive to improve curriculum, recruitment and... Read More.
The USDA decided Friday to proceed with a hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order system. Daniel Munch with American Farm Bureau Federation tells Brownfield USDA decided which of the dairy pricing proposals will be considered when the hearing starts August 23rd in Carmel,... Read More.