Agriculture News

May 13, 2022

Series on mineral nutrition for beef cow herd taking registrations

BROOKINGS, SD – A program that began in South Dakota has expanded to other states and now includes Extension beef cattle specialists from South Dakota State University (SDSU), North Dakota State University, Montana State University and the University of Wyoming. The educational series, “Mineral Nutrition for the Beef Cow Herd” was initiated due to increased […]

May 13, 2022

JBS first quarter profits rise to $1 billion, attributed to its U.S. businesses

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA posted a first-quarter profit that beat expectations on the back of strength in its United States business, according to a financial statement on Wednesday. Despite posting a 151.4% increase in profit, high global grain prices and Brazil’s sluggish economy challenged the world’s biggest meat company, in addition […]

May 13, 2022

Big misses, on-the-fly changes in latest WASDE reprt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA’s May 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is the first in 2022 to offer a mix of old- and new-crop estimates, taking into account drought in several regions, the war in Ukraine and a new season of planting getting underway in the U.S. In USDA’s first detailed forecast […]

May 11, 2022

Fighting on two fronts: President Biden says pandemic, Ukraine crisis cause of inflation, pledges help for America’s farmers

KANKAKEE, ILL – President Biden called American farmers, “the breadbasket of democracy,” during a farm visit to announce actions by the USDA to boost production of wheat and other food crops and curb input costs. Along with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, the President detailed three administrative actions during a visit to a farm in Kankakee, […]

May 11, 2022

CATTLE CHAT: Market share mindset dangerous when considering plant-based proteins

MANHATTAN, KS – When selecting meat in the grocery store the product cut, price per pound, and visual appeal are just some of the factors that influence the purchasing decision. And for curious consumers, plant-based protein sources may also drive the purchase for those who follow a primarily vegetarian diet but occasionally eat meat or […]

May 11, 2022

Beef cow herd on fastest culling pace since 1980s

STILLWATER, OK – Through mid-April, beef cow slaughter is up 16.9 percent year over year; a surprisingly strong rate of cow slaughter for this time of year.  This likely reflects continuing drought impacts carried over from last year, combined with very strong cull cow prices and limited forage prospects going forward. The fast pace of […]

May 11, 2022

More acres coming out of CRP despite efforts to grow the program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA reported landowners have agreed to enroll more than 2 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) through the General signup period, with the department expecting more acres to come through the Grasslands and Continuous enrollment periods, which remain open. Right now, USDA expects about 3.4 million acres (ma) will leave […]

May 11, 2022

Anheuser-Busch, John Deere team up to support American farmers

ST LOUIS, MO – Busch Light and John Deere Monday announced a “For the Farmers” collaboration featuring limited-edition beer cans to support Farm Rescue. The “For The Farmers” can, available May 16, comes in specially made 24 and 30 pack cases featuring farming graphics and John Deere equipment. For each case sold, Busch Light will […]

May 6, 2022

Pedigree fun facts for 2022 Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY – The 2022 Kentucky Derby will be the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby. It will take place on May 7, 2022, the first Saturday in May, in Louisville, Kentucky. The race is open to 20 horses, who qualified for the race by earning points on the 2022 Road to the Kentucky Derby. […]

May 6, 2022

CATTLE CHAT: Transitioning to grass

MANHATTAN, KS – Anyone who has ever eaten too many prunes, can attest that over consumption can sometimes have a negative impact on one’s digestive tract. Just as with humans, what cattle eat can also trigger a reaction in their digestive systems, according to the experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute. Talking […]