Agriculture News

October 25, 2021

September cattle placements fall three percent in bullish COF report

WASHINGTON, DC – The USDA pegged Oct-21 cattle on feed supply at 98.6% of last year. Placements during Sep-21 came in at 97.1% of last year and marketings were 96.9% of last year. This brought the on- feed number as of October 1st to 98.6% which is well below expectations for 99.4%, and at the […]

October 22, 2021

Montana reopens its Asia Trade Office in Taiwan

HELENA, MT – After aruptly closing in 2012 due to budget cuts, the Montana Asia Trade Office in Taipei, Taiwan was officially re-oepened during a ceremony at the State Capitol. “One of our greatest sources of pride as Montanans is the world-class products grown, raised, or made here in the Treasure State, and we’re fortunate […]

October 22, 2021

Cattle Contract Library won’t make a difference without fundamental change to packer procurement practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The proposed Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021, sponsored by Representative Dusty Johnson, passed out of committee by voice vote this week. There is bipartisan support and can now be considered by the full US House. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) was the first to forward legislation last spring that would have included […]

October 21, 2021

Best practices for ranch/farm transitions focus of conferences

BROOKINGS, SD – Sustaining the Legacy has been the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension ranch and farm estate planning and ranch/farm transition program since 2006. Over the years, the program has been hosted as multi-day events and large, single-day conferences, providing 15-minute to three-hour presentations to producers across the state. Starting in the fall […]

October 21, 2021

St. Onge man recognized for service to industry from Beef Reproduction Task Force

MANHATTAN, KS — The Beef Reproduction Leadership Team presented Tim Olson the Service to Industry Award Sept. 16 during the Virtual 2021 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals working in the artificial insemination (AI) industry toward the application or increased use of AI and estrous synchronization by […]

October 21, 2021

Officers, directors named, industry issues all part of ND Stockmen’s Association Convention

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) members tapped 32-year member and New Rockford, N.D., cattleman Jeff Schafer for a second term as the organization’s president at the NDSA’s 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show. Schafer’s Rhein Valley Farm is a sixth-generation operation, with three of those generations currently operating the diversified farm and […]

October 21, 2021

Range Beef Cow Symposium offers practical information for real-world ranching

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Cattle ranchers and industry professionals are invited to hear the latest cutting-edge information and updates for their businesses at the upcoming Range Beef Cow Symposium (RBCS) Nov. 16-17 at The Monument (formerly the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center) in Rapid City, S.D. Known for its wide-ranging topics, demonstrations and practical applications, the symposium […]

October 21, 2021

FBI warns of cyber attacks targeting U.S. food and agriculture sectors

WASHINTON, DC – A group of national security agencies have issued an advisory for the potential of ransomware cyberattacks against two U.S. food and agriculture organizations. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and National Security Agency (NSA) says the advisory includes technical details, analysis of the threat and actions […]

October 20, 2021

Jennie-O Thanksgiving Hotline opens November 1

Jennie-O Turkey Store, one of the most beloved turkey brands in the world, announced the return of its 1-800-TURKEYS hotline, as well as additional helpful tools and resources for consumers to help with planning their turkey day meals. Starting Nov. 1, Jennie-O consumer-engagement experts are available to help ease the stress around holiday meal planning. […]

October 20, 2021

From Breweries to Butchers: Dakota Local Foods Conference set

STURGIS, SD – The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 4-6. A three-day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota, SDLFC invites all supporters of local food to attend and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new technologies and opportunities, […]