Monday, June 15, 2020

Morning Ag Clips 06/15/20

Morning Ag Clips


Local News

Cotton farmers adjusting in wake of ruling on dicamba

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service stands ready to advise producers on agronomic alternatives and options in the wake of a June 3 ruling from the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit...

Sunset survey on Texas Racing Commission licenses

AUSTIN -- The mission, operations, and performance of the Texas Racing Commission (TxRC) are undergoing Sunset review as directed by the Texas Legislature in the Texas Sunset Act. The Sunset Advisory Commission evaluates state agencies to determine if they are still need...

Holstein Association USA virtual meeting slated for June 25

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Holstein Association USA, Inc. will host a Virtual Member Update Meeting Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It will feature the President’s Address, CEO’s State of the Association Address, and the 2019 Financial Report. Details on how to regist...

National News

Meatpacking rebounds but high prices, backlogs to persist

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Meat production has rebounded from its low point during the coronavirus pandemic when dozens of plants were closed, but experts say consumer prices are likely to remain high and it will take months to work through a backlog of millions of pigs an...

Complete your 2020 ARC, PLC enrollment by June 30

WASHINGTON -- Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all p...

FSA County Committee nominations open June 15

WASHINGTON -- USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Monday, June 15, 2020. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered lo...

GROWMARK honors 2020 Endure Advocate winners

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The GROWMARK System is pleased to recognize the 2020 Endure Advocate award winners. The Endure Advocate award is given to FS Crop Specialists who engage in 4R Nutrient Management and Sustainable Farming Practices with their grower customers. This year, five Crop Specialists w...

The COVID-era changing business model for dairy

WASHINGTON -- What are possibilities for the food industry and specifically in dairy as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic? In DairyVoice episode 20, the guest is Fred Schonenberg of VentureFuel, which helped California Milk do a "shark tank" style program. Schonenb...

Just Me Kate

Does This Make My Butt Look Big?

I wrote this many years ago. I have shared this with you before, but because I had so many comments of camaraderie and because I think that many of you can relate--I decided to re-publish this week.   Coming out fr...

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