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The dairy, which is located on 160 acres in Waukon Township, eight miles southeast of Gary, Minnesota, began milking June 20, 2022, 15 months after construction began on the facility.
Levos Farms brings high-quality genetics to the region, despite the difficulty.
The H-2A temporary agricultural worker program is for seasonal workers. The Workforce Modernization Act that could provide open up the H-2A program to dairy and pork producers and other year-round farm employers.
Tyson Foods Inc., one of the largest U.S. meat producers, is refusing to comply with a subpoena for a civil probe into possible price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic, New York's attorney general said on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

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The U.S. needs to prepare for livestock disease threats, such as hoof and mouth disease and African swine fever, livestock group representatives said. The discussion came on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Farmfest near Morgan, Minnesota, with a panel of seven people representing different segments of agriculture sharing their views on the farm bill.
With assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol and Wyoming Police Department, deputies wrangled the cows between the cable barriers on the interstate’s median.
Famo Feeds Inc., of Freeport, Minnesota, is an unusual livestock feed maker for Minnesota because an independent, family-owned manufacturer has its own brand of feed. The company’s colorful logo is a curiosity for the thousands of motorists and customers traveling along Interstate 94, en route to and from the Twin Cities.
Johnson’s Rolling Acres is a multigenerational family farm that milks 1,200 cows, finishes 10,000 pigs per year and is supported by over 3,500 acres of crop land.
Under the agreement announced Monday, July 25, 2022, Cargill Meat Solutions is to pay $15 million, Sanderson will pay $38.3 million and Wayne $31.5 million over their alleged longstanding effort to share information about workers in order to drive down compensation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, changed the formula for disaster payments for above-normal livestock losses to reflect truer values of baby calves and other animals, in the wake of the April 2022 “Blizzard Haley” storm complex that hit North Dakota. The previous administration had administratively in 2020 added a "bottom-tier" of payment for baby calves that undervalued the animals.

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Helping a child prep for the county fair -- and then actually making it through the fair -- can help the adults in their life get in shape. But the County Fair Workout is one that only works for a limited time.
The number of licensed dairy farms in the U.S. has dropped from around 60,000 to 30,000 in the last two decades.
"We're having the conversation out in the open now. The Secretary (of Agriculture) is really taking a stand against the consolidation in the meatpacking industry and has put some resolutions toward addressing that, with the small and micro-scale processing facility funding that we're delivering," said Zach Ducheneaux, FSA administrator.

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