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  • Cotton

Lawmakers call on Trump to help cotton farmers

July 20th, 2017|

A bipartisan group of 109 lawmakers submitted a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday, urging the president to help stabilize the cotton industry. The letter was a joint effort with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), General Farm Commodities and Risk Managmement Subcommittee Chairman Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), [...]

  • BSE graphic

BSE case in Alabama announced

July 20th, 2017|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Tuesday an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in an 11-year-old cow in Alabama. Officials said at no time did the case present a risk to the food supply or to human health. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) National [...]

  • Beef cows

Report: Meat demand to slow over next decade

July 19th, 2017|

Growth in agriculture over the next decade will likely come from increased yields, larger herds and more output per animal, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 also predicts meat demand to [...]

  • Corn

Judge denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos pesticide

July 19th, 2017|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Editor A pesticide that is used on corn, soybeans, fruit trees, golf courses and fence posts alike will stay on the market this week after a federal judge turned down a petition urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban it. Three environmental groups filed a request to overturn an earlier [...]

  • JBS

JBS sells Canadian feedyard, farmland for $40 million

July 19th, 2017|

North America’s largest cattle feeder JBS has reached a deal to sell a Canadian feedyard and neighboring farmland near Brooks, Alberta for $40 million to MCF Holdings Ltd. The Lakeside Feeders yard has a capacity of 75,000 head and JBS took ownership of the feedlot in 2013, forming JBS Food Canada, according to Drovers CattleNetwork. [...]

  • Timber

Foreign-owned ag land on the rise in Texas

July 18th, 2017|

There’s a new trend sweeping the nation, and Texas is at the forefront. According to a new report from the

  • NAFTA objectives

Agriculture, manufacturing highlighted in NAFTA objectives

July 18th, 2017|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Editor The Trump administration’s intentions and goals for renegotiating the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were released Monday. The goals include reducing the trade deficit, improving market access for American agriculture and supporting economic growth in the United States. “President Trump continues to fulfill his promise to renegotiate NAFTA [...]

  • FSA

FSA county committee nominations due Aug. 1

July 18th, 2017|

Texas farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. The county committees are made up of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level. [...]

  • U.S. soybeans

China signs near-record deal for U.S. soybeans

July 17th, 2017|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Editor If realized, a new contract between China and the United States will be the second largest deal ever for American soybeans. A delegation of commodity importers from China signed a deal to buy 12.53 million tons of U.S. soybeans on Thursday, July 13. The deal also called for the purchase [...]

  • farm bill goals

AFBF lists farm bill goals

July 17th, 2017|

With serious economic challenges facing agriculture, underscored by even deeper concerns in some commodity sectors, the American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors outlined the organization’s key objectives for the 2018 Farm Bill. After its meeting this week in Washington, D.C., the AFBF board sent its goals and recommendations to leadership on the Senate and [...]