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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.
USDA announces 2013 loan rates
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) recently announced county loan rates for 2013 crops.
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.
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.
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.
USDA Chief: Rural America becoming less relevant
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It's ``becoming less and less relevant,'' he says.
Drought devastating to beef industry
High feed prices and large financial losses brought on by a combination of multi-year drought in the Southern Plains and the 2012 Midwestern drought will continue their stranglehold on the nation's beef industry in the coming months, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says.
El Nino challenges NOAA’s 2012 U.S. Winter Outlook
The western half of the continental U.S. and central and northern Alaska could be in for a warmer-than-average winter, while most of Florida might be colder-than-normal December through February, according to NOAA’s annual Winter Outlook announced recently from the agency’s new Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md.
U.S. ag negotiator sees bright future for exports
Record high U.S. agricultural exports of $137 billion are helping create good job prospects for students graduating from institutions such as the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, the nation's chief agricultural negotiator told students during a campus visit on Monday, Oct. 8.
USDA announces disaster assistance sign-up
Adrian J. Polansky, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State executive director recently announced that producers can enroll in the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program for 2011 crop year losses beginning October 22, 2012. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, SURE authorizes assistance to farmers and ranchers who suffered crop losses caused by natural disasters occurring through September 30, 2011.
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