“The United States welcomes the Korean National Assembly’s approval of the KORUS FTA,” said U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with the government of Korea to bring the agreement into force as soon as possible.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who announced this year’s allocations to 70 market promotion groups in a call from Vietnam earlier this month, did not highlight the special grant to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), but it was included in $21.
Ag producers wishing to improve their conservation management on working lands are encouraged to check into the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The CSP is designed to help producers “step up” management activities addressing natural resource concerns.
A NAS report says cellulosic biofuels do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report is criticized by several scientists. Another NAS conclusion is debatable—cellulosic biofuels may do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels.
Disappointed wilderness advocates used the words “meager” and “pathetic” to describe Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar’s most recent recommendations to Congress for creating new wilderness designations.
Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI), a subsidiary of the American Angus Association (AAA), and Pfizer Animal Genetics announce two new advancements that allow Angus breeders to more efficiently improve herd genetics.
Zak and Marcy Miller of Richmond, UT, were the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher ‘Excellence in Agriculture’ award. The award was presented at the Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Layton last week.