While ag leaders often celebrate the fact the U.S. has the world’s safest food supply, keeping it safe requires a long list of interagency coordination from farmer to consumer.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s impartiality has been questioned after his recent interview with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).
A $5 per cwt. drop in fed cattle prices produced a near $100 per head decline in feeding margins last week.
In Montana almost a half million acres have burned this summer, with more than half of the acreage coming from one wildfire. Fortunately, cattle losses have been limited according to officials with the Montana Stockgrowers Association.
North Dakota's largest livestock group and its biggest corn organizations have launched efforts to help ranchers devastated by a summer of drought.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule before the Agency's deadline of Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
We need to be cognizant at all times of the potential for fires to start while baling hay or straw and take measures to minimize the potential of a fire occurring.
America’s cattlemen are among those hoping the North American Free Trade Agreement remains firmly in place, and that any modifications to the agreement are minor.
The estimate of area harvested was unchanged from the figure shown in their June acreage report and only up a fraction of a percent from last year.
What happens when a cowboy has to take an emergency trip to see the doctor?
Cattle markets moved lower this week, spurred by futures markets that nosedived on Wednesday.
Vowing to fight what it calls the “economic power that a few multi-national corporations have over family farmers and rural America,” the non-profit Family Farm Action was launched today during the Organization for Competitive Markets conference in Kansas City, Mo.
FSIS finds "systemic" inspection and sanitation problems during Canadian audit.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said Japan is continuing to buy U.S. beef. Exports to the island country continued to gain momentum in June, with volume up 7 percent and value up 13 percent compared to 2016.
Applications are due Aug. 31 for a hay lottery that will bring some relief to cattle producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, as they struggle to find feed supplies in the midst of a summer-long drought and wildfire recovery.
Beef Products Inc. was paid $177 million by Disney to settle the beef processor’s defamation lawsuit against the media company’s “pink slime” reporting by ABC. More money should be on the way from insurance.
A report last week from Mighty Earth, a campaign of the Center for International Policy, took a break from criticizing farmers and ranchers that raise livestock for meat, and instead turned their attention to the meat companies and feed suppliers (ie. crop farmers), asking them to provide “pollution-free” feed.
The Department of Interior (DOI) has made its first recommendations to modify the conservation plan for the greater sage grouse. The DOI Sage Grouse Review Team delivered recommendations to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in a memo Aug. 7. The report is part of a June 7 order that called for the review of an Obama-era conservation plan that set out to protect the habitat of the threatened bird.
There are few losers in the cattle market right now. From packers all the way down to cow-calf producers, current prices this summer are turning profits far into what is typically a seasonal lull.
Raising cattle in South Africa has the potential to feed a growing continental population.
The drought plaguing eastern Montana and much of North and South Dakota came on quickly and is intensifying, leading ranchers to sell their cattle and farmers to harvest early whatever crops that have grown so far this summer.
An exceptionally wet spring and a soggy summer has played havoc with forage quality in the Northeast, particularly across large swaths of New York.
The Latest on an Arizona rancher's effort to get an identical cattle brand revoked by the courts.
The animal rights group, Direct Action Everywhere, has pressured a butcher shop in Berkeley, Calif. to hang a sign saying animals have rights by using protests and making threats to The Local Butcher Shop.
Last week, Japan announced it would raise tariffs on frozen beef imported from the U.S., and the tougher fees went into effect Tuesday.
Hay relief is on its way to North Dakota where drought has taken a toll on grazing and hay stands for livestock producers.
Six packing plants in Australia have been temporarily banned from exporting beef to China.