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A regional livestock producer group is about to launch a $1 million campaign to raise capital for a proposed $1.7 million multispecies animal slaughter and processing plant to be built in Cavalier, N.D.
BISMARCK – International trade, rail shipping delays and livestock development will be among the topics under discussion when North Dakota’s commodity councils and agriculture associations, hold their annual joint meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Ramada Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., in Bismarck.
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
November 17, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has expressed his frustration with a beef industry working group’s inability to come up with a consensus to improve the beef checkoff, announced Nov. 10 the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a new checkoff program for beef and beef products.
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Nov. 17 issue. The cover story will explore the two safety-net programs in the farm bill, as farmers must begin to make that decision soon. Agweek will also bring coverage of recent weather and its effects on crops, statistics showing record yields in the region, and much more.
World food prices edged lower in October, after a series of sharp declines, as prices of oils and sugar rose while dairy and meat prices fell, the UN’s food agency says.
The Food and Agriculture Organization’s price index, which measures monthly price changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 192.3 points in October, down 0.2 percent from September.
Stocker Greg Brown, Helena, Mont., and Daryl Tatum, Colorado State University Animal Science Professor, discuss the importance of taste and how it begins with the selection of good genetics in the herd.
On Oct. 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request for a rehearing on a motion for preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling for red meat. The request came from the American Meat Institute and other groups.
Tim Petry expected strong cattle prices in 2014. “But I didn’t expect they’d be this good. They’ve been phenomenal, in some cases almost unbelievable,” said Petry, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock marketing economist.
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