The Great Recession helped push down at-home food price inflation to just 0.5 percent in 2009 and 0.3 percent in 2010. Inflation was again higher than the 20-year average in 2011, reaching 4.8 percent. However, in 2014 retail food prices rose 2.4 percent, near the 20-year annual average of 2.
In December, beef export volume slipped 2 percent year-over-year to 100,270 mt, though value still increased 17 percent to $643.2 million. December pork export volume was down 5 percent to 183,498 mt, but value still achieved a slight increase to $541.3 million.
But how do non-operator landowners (people who rent their land to farmers) know if their tenants are doing everything they need to do to make and keep their soil healthy? Barry Fisher, an Indiana farmer and nationally recognized soil health...
It’s a new world of cattle prices and some of the old rules of thumb that have been used for years need to be modified. I still hear folks talking about a $10/ cwt. slide for calf prices… the idea that calf prices should decrease by $10/ cwt. or 10 cents per pound as weight increases.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans could have negative consequences for the beef industry. Updated every five years, Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS).
As the industry begins to rebuild its herds following years of drought, genomically-enhanced EPDs can help cattlemen make more informed decisions, whether they have purebred or crossbred herds, said Dr. Joe Paschal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Livestock Specialist at Corpus Christi.
The Arizona National Livestock Show is investing in the future of agriculture and awarding over $40,000 annually in scholarships to students who have participated in the livestock show or horse show. The Scholarship Program has awarded over $800,000..
“Doing everything we can to ensure the birth of a live, healthy calf is our responsibility as cattlemen, and it has a great impact on the business aspect of our operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Beef Cattle Specialist.
FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference center to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease in farm animals and wildlife.