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Ag News from Around the Country
  • Checkoff launches new campaign

    The new “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.” consumer advertising campaign is premiering this month, bringing the recognizable tagline to older millennials and Gen-Xers. The new campaign, funded by the beef checkoff, will feature sizzling beef recipes, juicy details about essential nutrients and the voice of one of Hollywood’s most promising new talents.

    May 1, 2013

  • Reports show fewer, larger feedyards

    The February Cattle on Feed report released by the USDA Feb. 22 shows a continuation of the trend toward fewer but larger feedyards, says Darrell Mark, professor of economics at South Dakota State University.

    April 9, 2013

  • American Heart Association certifies three more beef cuts

    The Beef Checkoff Program announced three additional fresh beef cuts now are certified to display the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark.

    April 3, 2013

  • Congress okays funds for meat inspectors

    Pork producters are exp-ressing strong support — and relief — for funding approved by Congress to prevent furloughs of federal meat inspectors, a move that would have had negative effects on pork producers, meat packers and consumers.

    March 28, 2013

  • Record crop insurance payout stirs subsidy debate

    Farmers will be paid a record $16 billion in crop insurance claims for 2012 because of the widespread drought, a staggering amount that has critics calling for changes to what they say is an inefficient taxpayer subsidy the government cannot afford.

    March 28, 2013

  • Rangers recover millions in cattle, equipment in Texas & Oklahoma

    Stolen livestock and ranch equipment worth more than $4.4 million were recovered or accounted for in 2012 by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers.

    March 28, 2013

  • USDA announces 2013 loan rates

    The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) recently announced county loan rates for 2013 crops.

    February 21, 2013

  • NCBA announces speaker lineup for 2013 convention

    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced the lineup of speakers for the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa, Fla.

    January 23, 2013

  • capitol bldg.jpg Peterson looks for guarantee before tackling farm bill

    Minnesota U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said last week he's so upset that Congress passed only a short extension of the 2008 Farm Bill that he won't work on a new version without assurances from congressional leaders it will get a vote.

    January 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • USDA issues final livestock traceability reg.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate.

    January 2, 2013

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