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Net Farm Income Forecast to Drop Dramatically

posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Net Farm Income Forecast to Drop Dramatically
Net farm income is forecast to fall nearly 27 percent this year to $95.8 billion. That would still be above the 10-year average. The 2013 income level was $130.5 billion, the highest since 1973 when adjusted for inflation. If realized, this would... Full Story

Farm Bill Becomes Law

posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Farm Bill Becomes Law
After years of setback, the Farm Bill – a measure authorizing nearly a $100 billion in annual federal spending finally emerged from Congress. Full Story

Farmers and Ranchers Cope with Historic California Drought

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Farmers and Ranchers Cope with Historic California Drought
Well known for its commitment to environmental issues, the nation’s top agricultural state now sees the natural beauty it has long sought to protect showing an ugly side. Full Story

Two Fatalities in Building Collapse of Omaha-based Animal Feed Plant

posted on January 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Two Fatalities in Building Collapse of Omaha-based Animal Feed Plant
Federal safety investigators are determining whether structural problems and a dust explosion contributed to an industrial building collapse in Omaha this week that killed two workers and injured 17 others. Inspectors with the U.S. Occupational... Full Story

Market to Market (December 13, 2013)

posted on December 13, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Market to Market (December 13, 2013)
Full Program: The FDA implements voluntary restrictions on the use of antibiotics in livestock production. USDA’s latest figures on agricultural supply and demand reveal bullish and bearish scenarios. The Grinch steals Christmas Trees in the east, while “the... Full Story

FDA Asks For Voluntary Cutback on Subtheurapeutic Antibiotic Use in Animals

posted on December 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM

FDA Asks For Voluntary Cutback on Subtheurapeutic Antibiotic Use in Animals
FDA asks pharmaceutical companies to stop selling sub therapeutic doses of antibiotics for animal production. Full Story

Tyson to drop Okla. hog supplier after abuse video

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM

An animal rights group said Wednesday it videotaped workers at a central Oklahoma farm abusing hogs raised for Tyson Foods, and the meat company said it would immediately end its contract with the supplier. Full Story

Lack of USDA Reports Creates Uncertainty

posted on October 11, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Lack of USDA Reports Creates Uncertainty
Farmers and livestock producers use the Agriculture Department reports to make decisions on everything from which crops to plant to how and when to market their goods. Full Story

Market to Market (September 27, 2013)

posted on September 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Market to Market (September 27, 2013)
Full Program: The clock is ticking on a potential government shutdown while partisan bickering rules the day. A study indicates sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock production may lead to trouble. As one of the worst wildfire seasons continues,... Full Story

UN: Better Livestock Handling Curbs Greenhouse Gas

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Report says more productive animals can reduce livestock's carbon footprint by reducing herd size.. Full Story

EPA Sued-Livestock Farm Rule

posted on August 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Environmental and animal welfare groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, alleging the federal agency unlawfully scrapped a rule that would have authorized it to collect information from... Full Story

Livestock Disaster Protection Act Introduced in the House

posted on April 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) supports the efforts of Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) in introducing legislation that would provide a safety net for livestock owners across the nation. Under the Livestock... Full Story

Idaho bull sells for $600K, sets world record

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM

A Hereford bull from an Idaho breeder has set a new world record, selling for $600,000 at the Bruneau ranch's annual bull sale. Full Story

Distillery Uses Locally Grown Corn For Spirits

posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Distillery Uses Locally Grown Corn For Spirits
Corn is, by far, America’s most abundant grain. Despite the worst drought in half a century, U.S. farmers will produce an estimated 10.7 billion bushels this fall. And while soybeans also are ubiquitous in Iowa, you can’t swing a dead cat in the... Full Story

Market to Market (September 14, 2012)

posted on September 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Market to Market (September 14, 2012)
Full Program: Presidential candidate surrogates outline their priorities for rural America. The Agriculture Department releases its much-anticipated supply and demand estimates. The EPA explains why it’s conducting aerial surveillance of some livestock... Full Story
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