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Lawmakers Introduce SALE Act

A bipartisan bill introduced Monday would address livestock industry issues relating to dealer payment default.  Republicans, Senator…

USDA Announces New Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Team

The Department of Agriculture Monday announced a new team of USDA staff that will lead a department-wide…

U.S. Pork Export Levels to China Hit Lowest Mark Ever

U.S. export sales of pork to China fell to their lowest level on record for the week…

Ag Department Looking into Beef “Price-Fixing” Complaints

As the USDA’s probe into price-fixing allegations in the beef industry continues, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue would…

NFU says Proposed Rule Undermines Packers and Stockyards Act

The National Farmers Union says a proposed rule from the USDA will undermine the Packers and Stockyards…

Bill Would Give Producers Flexibility on Cover Crop Use

Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan introduced the Cover Crop Flexibility Act…

EPA Working to Streamline Pesticide Evaluation Process

The Environmental Protection Agency released a report called “Revised Method for National Level Listed Species Biological Evaluations…

NMPF Ready to Help Dairy Farmers Meet Coronavirus Challenges

National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern says his organization is ready to help dairy…

Coronavirus Closes Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

One of the largest agricultural-based events of the year closed Wednesday for public safety reasons, amid the…

NPPC Seeks Labor Solutions for Potential COVID-19 Impact

The fallout from an ongoing labor shortage facing the U.S. pork industry and other agriculture sectors could…



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