Agriculture News

November 25, 2022

Ranchers, farmers have another opportunity to apply for disaster or pandemic aid

OMAHA , NE — Farmers and ranchers who have missed out on disaster or pandemic aid from the past two years will get another opportunity to demonstrate their losses and file a claim with USDA. Producers should start getting their tax or financial records ready if they have been left out of the early pots […]

November 25, 2022

USDA announces Section 32 purchase of American lamb

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans for a Section 32 purchase of American lamb products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs, as requested by the American Sheep Industry Association and the National Lamb Feeders Association earlier this year. Support for the purchase also came from congressional delegations from […]

November 22, 2022

AQHA past president, Hall of Famer Dr Glenn “Doc” Blodgett remembered

AMARILLO, TX – AQHA has received word of the death of AQHA Past President and American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Dr. Glenn Blodgett. “Doc Blodgett” was a man of few words, with even fewer to waste. When it came to his profession, practice and passion, Dr. Blodgett deemed it best to keep it simple. […]

November 21, 2022

Learn how to advocate for beef through Trailblazers program

DENVER, CO- The Beef Checkoff-funded Trailblazers program is seeking applications for its next class of beef advocates. Trailblazers, developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, takes advocacy to the next level by giving participants the tools and training they need to promote beef to new audiences while addressing […]

November 21, 2022

Grocery stores, wholesalers join lawsuit against beef packers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several large retailers and wholesalers (including Sysco, US Foods, Kroger, Hy-Vee, Albertson, Associated Grocers, Subway, SuperValu, and Cheney Brothers) recently filed claims similar to those brought originally in April 2019 by R-CALF USA and National Farmers Union (NFU) against the Big 4 packers. Those claims are that the packers’ efforts to jointly […]

November 21, 2022

Northern Ag network ad campaign helps create movement to change mental health stigma

KANSAS CITY, MO  – At the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Beyond the Weather campaign won the prize for the Best Radio Commercial Series that aired on NAFB stations and networks in 2022. Amelia Siroky and Courtney Kibblewhite of Northern Ag Network who developed the campaign, accepted the […]

November 21, 2022

Cattle on Feed report blows past expectations, adding to market strength

STURGIS, SD – Friday’s (Nov. 18) Cattle on Feed report exceeded expectations across the board.  Total on-feed and placement numbers were two percent lower.  But the big surprise were placements, down 6% at 2.11 million head, the lowest placement figure the COF report has seen for October since the series began in 1996. Add the […]

November 18, 2022

USDA, South Dakota tribes form CREP partnership

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced a historic agreement with several tribes in South Dakota. The Cheyenne River Sioux, Oglala Sioux, and Rosebud Sioux Tribes will work with the USDA to improve grassland productivity, reduce soil erosion, and enhance wildlife habitat on tribal land. Through the Conservation Reservation Enhancement Program […]

November 15, 2022

More commodity agriculture and food security measures introduced by Biden administration

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden has signed a national security memorandum instructing federal agencies to identify threats to food security and agriculture and coordinate efforts to strengthen the security and resilience in the sector. National Security Memorandum 16 supersedes a 2004 Homeland Security directive and provides presidential guidance to identify and assess the threats of […]

November 15, 2022

Demand vs. Inflation: So far, consumers continue to buy beef at record prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As always, there is a great deal of dynamics across various beef product markets. However, beef demand appears to be generally steady and strong at the end of 2022. That’s according to Darrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension Livestock Economist. Beef demand considers retail beef prices as well as the quantity of beef […]