The new rules, endorsed by industry and environmental groups and approved by the nine-member Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), require oil and gas operators to publicly disclose all chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing of their wells, while still recognizing and protecting trade secrets.
In a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, a coalition of the U.S. livestock and poultry industry associations, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the American Meat Institute, the National Chicken...
In a press release, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA has published the Final Rule implementing the 2008 Farm Bill provisions to better protect livestock producers and poultry growers under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a clear signal last week from the U.S. House of Representatives that placing burdensome and scientifically unfounded regulations on U.S. farmers and ranchers is unacceptable.
USDA’s recent forecast for net farm income, which reflects income from production, was $100.9 billion in 2011, up $21.8 billion or 28 percent from last year. Net cash income, which only reflects cash transactions, is forecast up by $17.5 billion from 2010 to $109.
Camelina (Camelina Sativa)— also known as wild flax, German sesame, or Siberian oilseed—is an ancient oil-bearing plant that has been domesticated and extensively used in Europe for several thousand years.
If everything goes as planned, Estell said the plant is expected to begin processing by mid 2013 and be running at 100 percent by 2015. The plant will process up to 2,000 head of cattle, 2,500 pigs and 1,000 sheep and goats daily once operating at full capacity.
Nevada’s state engineer, Jason King, won’t be walking on water any time soon, but if Las Vegas has its way, the city will be a little less thirsty. As Nevada’s top water regulator, King will determine the fate of what may easily be the state’s scarcest and most precious resource—southern Nevada’s water supply.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on Nov. 1, 2011. The inventory was 4 percent above Nov. 1, 2010. This is the second highest Nov. 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.