Mary Soukup

EPA publishes annual greenhouse gas inventory

The 19th edition of the annual Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (Inventory) showed a 3.4 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 compared to 2011. FULL STORY »

Feeder, packer margins fall

Despite falling more than $12 per head last week, cattle feeders are still earning more than $210 per head according to the latest data from the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Know young ag leaders? Nominate them for the 40 Under 40 award

For the men and women of the U.S. agricultural industry, producing an increasing amount of food, fiber and energy to meet growing global demands is just the tip of the ice berg. FULL STORY »

From our April issue: EPA and “Waters of the United States"

What do you get when you mix a 40-year old law that has been changed multiple times and is in the process of changing again, been challenged by multiple lawsuits, and is riddled with unclear definitions and a general uncertainty regarding the rules of the game? FULL STORY »

Average farm debt-to-asset ratio declining

While total debt held by farms increased from 1992 to 2011, average farm debt-to-asset ratios declined during that time according to a report on debt use by farms conducted by USDA’s Economic Research Service. FULL STORY »

In a “Range War” between a rancher and government – no one wins

Across the rugged frontier of the Western United States, thousands of livestock ranchers work each day to care for their livestock and also care for the land. In the case of many western ranchers, there is a good chance that at least part the land their cattle graze is owned by the federal government. FULL STORY »

Opportunities for increased breeding cattle exports

As governments around the globe seek solutions to feeding their people, U.S. cattle producers may have an opportunity to export a value-added product from their ranch – their breeding cattle genetics. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding margins drop, packers fall into the red

Feedlot margins fell more than $18 per head last week to $223.51 compared to $242.03, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Rabobank projects continued strength in global beef market

In a report on the global beef market during the first quarter of 2014, Rabobank is projecting strong market fundamentals experienced in the first three months of the year to remain in place going forward, driven most by demand in China and tight supply in the United States, Australia and Brazil. FULL STORY »

Rapid response critical in animal disease outbreak

Rapid implementation of movement controls at the county level play an important role in stopping or slowing the spread of a fast-spreading animal disease like foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), according to an article published in the March 2014 issue of PLOS ONE. FULL STORY »

'Farmland' gives a glimpse of boots-on-the-ground agriculture Play video

Earlier this week, I was fortunate to be able to attend a screening of Farmland, a documentary that follows six young farmers and ranchers and highlights their challenges, successes and reasons for choosing to make their livelihood in agriculture. FULL STORY »

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