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12 November 2021
View news from United States USMEF conference focuses on strong global demand, supply-side challenges
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference focused on strong demand for US red meat in both established and emerging markets but cautioned that the industry faces significant production and delivery hurdles....
10 November 2021
View news from United States North American Meat Institute announces ambitious climate target
The North American Meat Institute announced Tuesday that all of its members will deliver independently approved, science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement goals by 2030....
View news from United States USDA lifts estimates for beef production, cattle prices
The amendment is due to strong demand and heavier livestock...
View news from United States Using US CRP forages in beef cattle diets requires attention to detail
Some areas in the US have been released for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. ...
09 November 2021
View news from United States U.S. animal protein needs diversified market
As export market opportunities and challenges evolve, U.S. needs trade negotiators to return to the table...
08 November 2021
View news from United States USDA 10-year crop, livestock projections: less corn, more wheat and soy for 2022/23 season
US farmers are likely to reduce corn acreage while expanding soybeans and wheat acres for the upcoming crop marketing year, the USDA said on Friday....
View news from United States US red meat exports pushing record pace through 3Q21
Both US beef and pork exports are on a record pace through September, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). ...
05 November 2021
View news from United States Virginia Tech researchers say eliminating dairy cows would have minimal impact on GHG emissions
The removal of dairy cows from the United States would only slightly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while reducing essential nutrient supply, Virginia Tech researchers say....
04 November 2021
View news from United States New study: heat stress in dairy cows damages health of calves
Researchers reporting in JDS Communications found that heat stress of pregnant dairy cows reduces fetal growth and influences performance and immune development of the offspring ...
03 November 2021
View news from United States Understanding consumer perceptions of sustainability in the dairy industry
Consumer definitions of sustainability are often different than industry definitions. Understanding consumer preferences and opinions of sustainability within the dairy industry can help dairy product developers successfully market their products....
02 November 2021
View news from United States New Virginia Tech startup seeks to use nano-capsules derived from milk to deliver heart drug
Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have started a new biotechnology company to apply one of nature’s courier systems to deliver a potentially life-saving medication....
01 November 2021
View news from United States Vitamin D supplement may enhance dairy cows’ immune health
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science explores possible genetic effects of dietary supplementation with vitamin D to support cows’ immune function....
View news from United States Grant beefs up grazing initiative that benefits farmers and environment
Rolling green pastures dotted with grazing cows are a common sight in Virginia. However, there’s more strategy behind those grazing cows than most people know, such as the impact on the land, water quality, and farm profitability....
View news from United States US “Build Back Better” Framework Makes Important Step Forward on Climate Change
The following is a statement by Kameran Onley, director of North American policy and government relations at The Nature Conservancy, after the White House unveiled a framework of the Build Back Better Act that includes $555 billion in climate investments....
View news from United States More than half of university students surveyed have tried a meat alternative
Fifty-five percent of US Midwest university students had tried a plant-based meat alternative and attributed this choice to the enjoyment of new food, curiosity about the products and environmental concern, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition...
29 October 2021
View news from United States US farmers welcome progress on sweeping infrastructure bill
The USDA and National Farmers Union (NFU) voice their support for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better framework as it progresses through Congress....
View news from United States US invests over $50 million for new entrants to the ag sector
The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will invest over $50 million in organizations and institutions that teach and train new farmers and ranchers. ...
28 October 2021
View news from United States US House subcommittee finds that COVID-19 infections at meat plats were much higher than previous estimates
Workers at the leading US meatpacking plants experienced cases and death from COVID-19 that were up to three times previous estimates....
View news from United States ADM’s profits more than double on strong crush margins and demand for vegetable oil
Grain trading giant Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM) says its third-quarter profit more than doubled, as strong oilseed crushing margins and rising vegetable oil demand boosted its core agricultural services and oilseeds unit....
27 October 2021
View news from United States US beef production challenges: past, present and future
The beef and cattle market has been hit hard with production cost increases, on top of drought conditions that have increased feed costs, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site. ...
View news from United States US researchers identify potential intervention for BRD in calves
Scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified proteins in bacteria associated with bovine respiratory disease (BVD), saying that it could form part of an intervention strategy against the disease. ...
26 October 2021
View news from United States US House approves cattle contract library bill
The US House Agriculture Committee has passed the Cattle Contract Library act of 2021 (HR 5609), creating a library for cattle contracts within the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. ...
25 October 2021
View news from United States US Government expects drought to continue or worsen this winter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) winter outlook forecasts that the current drought across the western US and northern plains will continue this winter....
20 October 2021
View news from United States US to end immigration enforcement raids in meat plants
The Biden administration has decided to stop "mass workplace raids" for undocumented immigrants and will focus on targeting companies who continually violate labor laws....
View news from United States US farm assistance hopes to reach historically underserved communities
The USDA is investing $4.7 million in 56 different organizations as it shores up its outreach and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who have been historically underserved. ...
19 October 2021
View news from United States US farmer sentiment declines in September while inflation worries rise
Perdue University's Ag Economy Barometer shows US lower farmer sentiment for September 2021, recording its weakest reading since July 2020....
18 October 2021
View news from United States USDA unveils new online tool to help drought-stricken ranches estimate compensation costs
An online tool is now available to help ranchers document and estimate payments to cover feed transportation costs and water hauling expenses caused by drought, which are now covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised...
View news from United States US redoubles efforts to monitor carbon levels in soil with $10 million investment
The USDA has launched the first phase of soil carbon monitoring efforts through an initiative with the Conservation Reserve Program....
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