Agriculture News

August 15, 2022

USDA supply/demand report lowers corn projections, beef production increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA released the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) as well as Crop Production reports that lowered crop acreage, yield and overall production for corn and soybeans. USDA on Friday shaved corn production 146 million bushels to 14.35 billion bushels, but increased soybean production 25 million bushels to 4.53 billion bushels, […]

August 15, 2022

Lean meats spot in “Food Compass” criticized as “agenda-driven faux science”

DENVER, CO – Among the published works of a renowned nutrition researcher, who is set to advise an upcoming White House conference on hunger and nutrition, is a study claiming that candy and cereal are as healthy to eat than dietary staples like beef, chicken and eggs. Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and dean at […]

August 15, 2022

Policy, checkoff, antitrust legal action updates planned for R-CALF USA annual convention

DEADWOOD, SD – R-CALF USA will host its 23rd annual convention and trade show “Code of the West,” Aug. 18-19, in Deadwood, S.D. With its speaker lineup, the group looks forward to its success in further developing strategies to improve the trajectory of the U.S. cattle industry. The “Code of the West” convention and trade […]

August 11, 2022

Students sought for NCBA convention internships

DENVER, CO – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is offering college students a unique behind-the-scenes experience through its annual convention internship program. The 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, the largest annual meeting of the U.S. beef cattle industry, will take place Feb. 1-3, 2023, in New Orleans. Up to 18 interns […]

August 11, 2022

Apply now for CHS Foundation K-12 teacher grants

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – For 75 years, the CHS Foundation has helped develop the next generation of ag leaders for lifelong success. In honor of this milestone, the foundation is awarding $75,000 in grants for K-12 teachers to implement a project at their school that will engage students in experiential agricultural education. Funds will […]

August 10, 2022

Sturgis Beef Throwdown finalists turn up the heat during Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, SD – This week is a big one for Sturgis. In more ways than one. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) has been promoting steakhouses and restaurants throughout the state during the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Classic. Earlier, during the month of June, the public nominated 26 locations for being a favorite place […]

August 10, 2022

Anonymous tip leads to seizure and sale of neglected cattle

ROLLETTE COUNTY, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say 700 animals have been seized in North Dakota following a complaint about neglect in Rolette County. Acting on an anonymous tip, sheriff’s deputies with assistance from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and the North Dakota State Veterinarian’s Office, went to a property in Rolette County armed with […]

August 9, 2022

Faith Stock Show includes parades, pony wild rides, livestock shows, rodeos

FAITH, SD – From air boat rides to plenty of arena action, there is a full slate of activities planned for the 112th Faith Stock Show and Rodeo. Set for August 9-14 in Faith, ropers will be front and center Tues., Aug. 9 for the Dakota Championship Roping at 10:00a.m. followed by Ladies Breakaway (WPRA […]

August 9, 2022

Direct to consumer ag sales reach $10.7 billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Information updated Monday by USDA’s Economic Research Service shows in 2020, U.S. farms sold almost $10.7 billion of food commodities directly to consumer outlets and supply chains. This includes restaurants, grocery stores, regional distributors and local institutions. The figure is nearly $2.8 billion, or 35 percent more than sold in 2019. From […]

August 9, 2022

Senate tax rider in Inflation Reduction Act could impact ag families filing as individuals with profit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act, but not before adopting an amendment that could jeopardize extension of a key tax break for family farms, according to some politicians. What the Inflation Reduction Act passed by the Senate over the weekend does include is $40 billion of agricultural-focused funding. Passed along […]