RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
I am at home today, real home. My second home has been the cab of a
tractor/trailer hauling sugar beets the last few weeks but today the
fields do not contain trucks and harvesters but on... Posted on 10/19/13 at 6:31 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Who Says You Need Beef in Your Diet? Your Body!
A great source of accurate information about the benefits of including lean beef in our diet can be found at www.beefnutrition.org. The information also points out the importance of including all of t... Posted on 1/24/12 at 7:00 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Infrared
William Herschel, a famous astronomer of the mid 1700s through the early 1800s, is probably most famous for discovering the planet, Uranus, the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope.
He... Posted on 8/26/11 at 7:36 PM
Renewable energy promoter Darrell Smith of Forest City, Iowa, finalized an agreement to drop his appeal to Iowa sanctions that strip him permanently of licenses to sell insurance or investments in that state. Smith agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.
CHICAGO — Livestock and poultry producers formally asked the Obama administration Monday to suspend the nation’s renewable fuels standard because it is causing “severe economic harm” as corn prices surged to a record.
ELIZABETH CAMPBELL AND MARIO PARKER
, July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON — The four leaders of the congressional agriculture committees presented a united front that they will work together to pass a new farm bill this year when they met with agricultural journalists on April 17.
WASHINGTON — With gas prices ticking ever-higher and the summer months approaching, no relief is in sight. Gas prices affect not only your cost at the pump, but also the cost to transport goods you use in everyday life, such as food and clothing. With an economy that is slowly recovering, spikes in the price of fuel could spell disaster. Congress needs to act to ensure our economic recovery is not derailed.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is taking to Twitter. Vilsack will host the first “USDA Virtual Office Hours on Twitter” at 1:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. Central) on Thursday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Montana Farmers Union president Alan Merrill announced that MFU will hold a farm bill listening session with U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., in Great Falls, Mont., on April 2, in conjunction with the MFU quarterly board meeting.
The amount of corn consumed by the ethanol industry combined with continued demand from overseas has cattle and hog farmers worried that if corn production drops due to drought or another natural disaster, the cost of feed could skyrocket, leaving them little choice but to reduce the size of their herds. A smaller supply could, in turn, mean higher meat prices and less selection at the grocery store.
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