STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Upset with high meat prices?
I visited some North Dakota livestock producers this week for a future Agweek story, and went out with them when they fed their animals
It was cold. Really cold. The day was raw, and the northwest wi... Posted on 11/11/14 at 11:13 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Accurate Source for Meat Safety Information
One of the things about the media that bothers me the most is how much inaccurate information is being shared so freely with peoplemost especially about our livelihood and the industry we work hard fo... Posted on 1/29/12 at 7:00 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama broke with their pattern of serving beef at high-level dinners on March 14 when they served bison from North Dakota for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron.
OMAHA, Neb. — In a statement with implications for the 2012 presidential race, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in Omaha, Neb., on March 5 that the Obama administration remains committed to a stronger rewrite of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rule and to the country-of-origin food labeling (COOL) program that has been challenged by the Canadian and Mexican governments at the World Trade Organization.
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Feb. 17 he has no plans to turn the crop insurance program over to the Farm Service Agency county offices, although the cost of the program and the future of the county offices came up repeatedly at the secretary’s annual appearance before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee.
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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