“It will take a few days to sort out the effects of the disruption but chances are that the storm will have some short term impact on meat protein demand. This is particularly the case at the foodservice level. Lost foot traffic and sales will be hard to make up, especially in the current economic environment.
New research reveals that if cuts continue and the act is eliminated, owners of ranchland plan to sell 20 percent of their total acres, according to William Wetzel and his co-investigators. Wetzel is a doctoral candidate in the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Department of Evolution and Ecol ogy.
According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the U.S.-Panama FTA is a comprehensive free trade agreement that can result in significant liberalization of trade in goods and services, including financial services.
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman announced plans to introduce legislation that would increase information required on the amount and use of antibiotics in animals raised for human consumption.
In an attempt to bring relief to rural America, which is suffering from the worst drought in more than 50 years, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed official comments Monday, Oct. 15 urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to waive the RFS mandate for the production of corn ethanol.
With no quick fix in sight on U.S. drought-stricken areas, USDA is trying to gain some insight into what may or may not help in the local, regional and state recovery process through four regional workshops.
While USDA’s October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report had some big changes, it was in line with most analysts’ expectations. Corn yields remained declined slightly, but 2011 stocks were cut drastically and are now the lowest since 1995/96, according to analysts.