Cattle arriving at packing plants with bruises result in economic losses related to beef quality and create animal-welfare concerns, and recent research from Kansas State University shows the prevalence of bruising remains relatively high.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week new initiatives to streamline regulatory burdens currently placed on farmers in New York. The first-ever Strategic Interagency Task Force on Lessening Obstacles to Agriculture identified new opportunities for improving the regulations for pesticide registration and certification without compromising current environmental protections.
Dairy farmers who “bought up” income margin insurance under the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) should see another small payment for the March-April pay period, according to data from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will begin new crop row spacing trials thanks to a recent gift from local partners in Northwest Iowa. The Northwest Research Farm near Sutherland has been outfitted with a planter with 20-inch rows from Sorensen Equipment in Harlan.
The California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) has posted financial analysis of two alternative proposals to the state's Class 4b milk pricing formula, in preparation for a public hearing in early June.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today broke ground to officially begin construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) main laboratory structure in Manhattan, Kansas.