RSSFarm News

Veterinary Feed directive

| February 16, 2016

The Veterinary Feed Directive takes effect January 1, 2017. These changes will impact the use of antibiotics.

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Foot & Mouth Disease: A rising concern in the Continental U.S.

| February 16, 2016

The National Pork Producers Council has urged Congress to make foot-and-mouth disease a priority.

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Vilsack under fire after USDA proposes more budget cuts to industry insurance support

| February 15, 2016

Vilsack came under fire on Capitol Hill last week for the Administration’s latest proposal to further reduce crop insurance support; cuts that Vilsack argues are “reasonable.”

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Credit demand surges in the Midwest

| February 15, 2016

Reports from the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago last week noted demand for bank loans, loan extensions, and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers.

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Conference to Focus on Farm-to-School, Community Issues

| February 11, 2016

A unique multi-state conference will be held in March to connect farms, schools and communities.

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MDC hosts zoning and migration workshops for upcoming waterfowl seasons

| February 11, 2016

MDC stated that every survey completed at these workshops carry the same amount of weight and they take them seriously.

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Crop insurance on the budget chopping block

| February 10, 2016

The budget request to Congress calls for a ten-year, $18 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program.

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U.S. pork exports solid, beef exports trend lower

| February 9, 2016

The USDA numbers show beef exports posting the first full-year value decline since 2009.

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Proposed Budget Would Increase Ag Research

| February 8, 2016

The Budget proposal doubles the research spending from about $350 million to $700 million as required under the 2008 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the 2014 Farm Bill

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