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Americas ranches may have gone through some changes over the last 150 years but ranching is still going strong and continues to be a great part of western Americana.
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South Dakota officials are studying more legal action to learn more about the handling or diversion of public economic development funds in a mothballed Aberdeen, S.D., beef plant, even as a separate, new company attempts to reopen it.
On Aug. 27, the office of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., sent out a press release with what it called a “secret map” of North Dakota and its waterways. Cramer says EPA assembled a map of each state in secret to “expand its regulation of water features.” Cramer has been opposed to the Waters of the U.S. rule, calling it a “massive power grab,” and says the maps are “alarming.”
The North Dakota map was not the only released and those against the Waters of the U.S. Rule, including Cramer, have called for more transparency.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on Sept. 2. The new program was authorized by the 2014 farm bill and aims to address volatility in the dairy marketplace, providing dairy farmers with a safety net when margins, the difference between milk prices and feed, fall below the farmer’s coverage level.
The European Commission announced financial support for exporters of dairy products hit by Russia’s ban on Western food imports, adding to emergency measures already taken to help fruit and vegetable producers.
Join Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Sept. 1 issue. The cover story features a North Dakota family expanding into agritourism. The issue also will include rail delay coverage, crop reports and more.
The dynamic between ranchers and chefs is one of the most interesting partnerships of the Certified Angus Beef brand. Mary McMillen, CAB director of public relations, along with two of the brand’s chef ambassadors, share the value of working with Angus ranchers.
Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, appeared in Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 25 to discuss farm bill programs and implementation with the ag industry and North Dakota legislators.
FARGO, N.D. — Robert “Doug” Cooper of Kansas City, Mo., the new president and CEO of New Angus LLC, the company trying to revive a troubled Aberdeen, S.D., beef slaughter plant, says he expects his company to start processing animals sometime in 2015.
As ranchers get ready for preweaning shots and deworming, the calves are in the homestretch. They’re starting to get a little hay and grain to supplement the fading grass and prepare them for independent life in September.
Because of uncertainties in the Russian market, the beef genetics trade mission hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and South Dakota Beef Breeds Council planned for October has been cancelled.
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