S.D. ranchers take on Joan Jett in Macy’s parade float fight
It is vegetarian music star Joan Jett versus South Dakota’s livestock industry as officials announced the rock n’ roller will grace the state’s float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. FULL STORY »
After reaching $123, feeder margins fall back more than $50
As packer margins continue a positive trend, improving another $12 over the week, feeder margins dropped off more than $50 according to the Sterling Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »
Commentary: An apple a day
In the face of all the obstacles that often make farming a dicey business, Washington state apple growers have found a formula that works—and it’s one all producers ought to embrace. FULL STORY »
Grain vs. grass fed: the debate continues
In recent years, an ongoing debate in the United States has been food. More specific to the cattle industry, there is a continuing debate about which is better nutritionally: beef from grain-finished cattle or beef from grass-fed cattle. FULL STORY »
King Amendment to Farm Bill faces HSUS opposition
An amendment to the Farm Bill by Congressman Steve King, R-Iowa, preventing one state from regulating production practices in other states is facing criticism from the Humane Society of the United States. FULL STORY »
Commentary: The ultimate trump card?
In politics, it’s long been assumed that money trumps everything else. Spend enough, and you get the win. But did ‘Big Money’ scuttle Washington’s GMO labeling measure? I think not. FULL STORY »
Farm Bureau economist forecasts ag growth to retract
American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young says the increase in agricultural commodity prices resulted in excellent farm income values over the past decade, but a decline lies ahead. FULL STORY »
Groups weigh in on EPA draft report on waters of the U.S.
Agricultural organizations are raising concern over the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft report “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: a Review and Synthesis of Scientific Evidence.” FULL STORY »
Kentucky’s Homegrown by Heroes Programs goes national
A Kentucky Department of Agriculture program aimed at providing a unique brand for agricultural products made by farmers who served in the U.S. armed forces is expanding nationwide thanks to a financial contribution by the Farm Credit System. FULL STORY »
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