Industry News

CoBank Quarterly Economic Outlook – Agriculture Still Seeking Relief

US agriculture faces a challenging and uncertain year ahead as domestic and global economic growth rates slow and trade talks continue DENVER (March 28, 2019)—U.S. agriculture will face challenges in 2019 as slowing domestic and global economic growth rates, trade talks continue and weather casts uncertainty in the short- and long-term markets. U.S. commodity markets remain focused on potential progress in U.S.-China negotiations and the ratification…

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Webinar Outlines 2019 Calf Market Expectations

CENTENNIAL, CO — April 9, 2019 — How will the market respond after a prolonged winter created poor conditions for much of the cattle industry? An upcoming free CattleFax webinar will address that question as well as provide an outlook for the cow-calf and entire beef industry.   The CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar, which is free to attendees thanks to sponsor Elanco Animal Health, will be held May…

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Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Meetings to be Held in Huron and Sioux Falls

BROOKINGS, S.D. – To help South Dakota pork and other livestock producers understand the consequences and how best to prepare if a foreign animal disease enters the United States, and particularly in South Dakota, SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Pork Producers Council and South Dakota Animal Industry Board will host Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Meetings in Huron April 22, 2019 and Sioux Falls April 23 , 2019.…

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Wellness in Tough Times for Farm and Ranch Families webinar to be offered by Nebraska Extension

Farmers and ranchers have many stressors in their lives. Weather challenges and disasters, like many Nebraskans have recently experienced, have led to uncertainty in their crop and livestock operations.   Machinery breakdowns, debt loads, volatile markets, sleep deprivation, changing regulations, and the stress of holding onto a multi-generational farm/ranch all play a part of the stress and mental health of a farmer or rancher.   Farmers…

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Cattlemen Launch Final Push for Public Comment on New Water Rule

WASHINGTON (April 8, 2019) – With the deadline to file comments to repeal and replace the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule quickly approaching, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) kicked off a social media campaign aimed at encouraging cattle producers to take action. A series of short digital videos featuring NCBA members will be released on Facebook (@BeefUSA ) and Twitter (@BeltwayBeef) until the comment period officially ends…

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