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Ag News from Around the Country

Ag News from Around the Country
  • Growers press House on Farm Bill 23

    In a letter to lawmakers June 13, the U.S. Canola Association, American Soybean Association, National Sunflower Association and National Corn Growers Association urged the House of Representatives to quickly consider and pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act.

    June 18, 2013

  • Unapproved modified wheat threatens trade

    Unapproved genetically engineered wheat plants discovered in a field in Oregon are threatening trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.

    June 4, 2013

  • OSU to host June 17 dairy meeting

    Dairy producers should make plans now to attend the June 17 Oklahoma Dairy Producers Association meeting taking place on Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus.

    June 4, 2013

  • Comparing Senate and House farm bills

    The Senate and House agriculture committees approved separate versions of the farm bill this week, and the full Senate is expected to take up the bill next week.

    May 22, 2013

  • 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

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