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A new Quarterly report released by CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange division suggests the economy and rural industries will not be returning to pre-COVID conditions.
“The wholesale beef market, along with the pork and chicken continues toward the heavens,” wrote Cassie Fish of The Beef. On Tuesday, June lean hog futures traded for a brief time higher than the June Live Cattle futures. The Choice cutout climbed over $300 this week, nearly a 33 percent gain from March prices and the second-highest prices reached since the pandemic first affected the market.
Speaking before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, Dave Daley, among three other individuals, offered the members their expertise on forest and wildfire management through practices such as prescribed burns.
Last summer, Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) launched a petition calling for a referendum on the Beef Checkoff. The group has until July 2 to collect signatures from 10 percent of the nation’s cattle producers, or 88,269 producers, to officially request a referendum.
A federal judge sided with environmental groups in April against the USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS), which sought to reauthorize and expand sheep grazing at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in the Centennial Mountains on the Idaho-Montana border.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and a Washington sheep rancher after environmental groups filed a motion to enjoin domestic sheep grazing on several allotments in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
In his first address to a joint session of Congress April 28, President Joe Biden unveiled his $1.8 trillion plan for education and care that would place higher taxes on larger corporations and wealthier Americans. Of utmost importance to agriculture producers is how Biden’s tax plan will affect them.