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Minnesota Milk Production Out Pacing National; Number of Head Unchanged

Milk production in Minnesota during September 2021 totaled 862 million pounds, up 2 percent from the previous…

Vilsack, Villalobos meeting Focused on Trade, ASF and Climate Change

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday released a joint statement following bilateral meetings between Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and…

Global Ag Productivity Growth Off Target for 2050 Demand

An annual report from Virginia Tech University shows agriculture is behind the pace of meeting the productivity…

Larger Livestock Loans Boost Farm Lending

Demand for livestock loans grew in the third quarter, boosting agricultural lending activity. However, demand for operating…

House Lawmakers Introduce Cattle Library Contracts Bill

House lawmakers Wednesday announced a bill to create a library for cattle contracts within the U.S. Department…

Brazil Partially Halting Beef Production over China Export Ban

Brazil is partially halting beef production intended for China while waiting on China to lift an export…

Value of Corn in Pet Food

A recent study found that corn and corn gluten meal are the top two most used plant-based…

NASS Begins Hemp Survey in MN

On Oct. 18, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began sending its first Hemp Acreage and Production…

Ag Groups Formally Object to EPA Chlorpyrifos Rule

This week, more than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s August 30…

Ad Council, Others, Reaching Rural Residents on COVID-19 Vaccines

The Ad Council and groups representing Rural America are helping rural residents learn more about the COVID-19…

Farmland Sales Expected to Be Especially Brisk

The amount of farmland being sold increased since the first of the year and charged ahead during…

USDA Appoints New Members to Food Safety Advisory Committee

The Department of Agriculture appointed 13 new members and 17 returning members to the National Advisory Committee…

USDA Launches New Effort to Reduce Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Poultry

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Tuesday announced a stronger and more comprehensive effort…

USDA Now Accepting Grant Applications for Wood Products, Energy

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh announced Tuesday approximately $13 million in new funding opportunities to support…

Report: EPA Proposing Cuts to Biofuel Blending Requirements

A new report from Reuters claims the Environmental Protection Agency will propose cuts to blending requirements under…