ELD delay for livestock haulers provides extended flexibility through Sept. 30

ELD delay for livestock haulers provides extended flexibility through Sept. 30

The Electronic logging device has been a cause for concern within the livestock industry since it was introduced in 2012.  According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the ELD is currently in a delay phase through Sept. 30, 2021.  The current delay includes the 150 air-mile exemption.  Current federal law…
Impact of soy foods on brain health

Impact of soy foods on brain health

Scientists have been studying the effects of soy isoflavones on cognitive function, memory and depression.  According to U.S. Soy, incorporating soyfoods into the diet is consistent with current health trends and food trends emphasizing the value of plant-based foods. Soyfoods made from U.S.-grown soybeans provide a supply of high-quality protein,…
Optimism in beef industry fueled by strong demand

Optimism in beef industry fueled by strong demand

Despite pandemic disruptions, consumer demand for beef at home and around the globe remained strong in 2020. CattleFax says that trend will continue in 2021 and beyond, especially as foodservice operations begin to fully reopen. The data was presented during the recent Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot. The strong demand,…
Auctions/scholarship ceremony to be part of MPCC fundraising rodeo

Auctions/scholarship ceremony to be part of MPCC fundraising rodeo

Beef, an unlimited golf package to The Prairie Club golf course in Valentine and a FIREDISC® portable propane cooker are just a few of the items that will be up for grabs during the Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team’s annual spring fundraising rodeo March 12. The event, which will be…
Farm Bureau supports cattle market transparency

Farm Bureau supports cattle market transparency

The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America’s cattle markets. AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021, sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The bill focuses on ensuring robust regionally negotiated cash trade and providing producers with…
John Deere launches See & Spray™ Select for sprayers

John Deere launches See & Spray™ Select for sprayers

John Deere has introduced See & Spray™ Select, the first commercially available John Deere machine factory-equipped with this advanced spraying technology. Farmers can use See & Spray Select, installed on a John Deere Sprayer, to minimize input costs and only spray weeds when they are detected. This technology makes it…
Stabenow introduces New Bill to Boost Clean Energy

Stabenow introduces New Bill to Boost Clean Energy

Senator Debbie Stabenow this week introduced a new bill to boost manufacturing by providing a tax credit to manufacturers who retool or build facilities to produced clean energy parts. The Michigan Democrat, who also chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced the American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act. The legislation would…