Federal officials said a JBS packing plant in Nebraska should provide Muslim employees with prayer time and not retaliate against workers who ask to pray. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last Monday on behalf of more than 80 Somali Muslims.
A Colorado State University professor is developing an anaerobic digester that turns animal waste into methane using much less water than conventional technology, making it more economically feasible and easier for use by feedlots and dairies in western states.
Noting that the proposal will affect farmers and ranchers in a wide area of northeastern California, the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) has urged state and federal agencies to conduct a thorough review and consider all potential impacts of a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.
Cattle producers will Celebrate Red Angus in the Ozarks at the 2010 national convention of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Sept. 16-17 at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, MO.
In the first large study to track the fate of a wide range of antibiotics given to dairy cows, University of California, Davis (UC Davis) scientists found that the drugs routinely end up on the ground and in manure lagoons, but are mostly broken down before they reach groundwater.
Efficient markets allocate production resources to their highest and best use. As a practical matter, that means that industries, and the individual producers within the industry, must bid resources away from other alternative uses.
Littlefield will continue in his current role as executive vice president-Risk Management for Farm Credit West for the remainder of the year while working closely with Graff on transition issues. He will assume full responsibility for the president/CEO position on Jan.