Ethanol Export Numbers Good Despite COVID-19

Ethanol Export Numbers Good Despite COVID-19

The numbers for the most recent marketing year that ended on August 31 show there is good news for U.S. ethanol exports. U.S. ethanol exports reached the fifth-highest total on record despite the market challenges brought on by COVID-19. Exports were down eight percent from the previous marketing year, reflecting…
USDA grant helps cooperative update grocery store

USDA grant helps cooperative update grocery store

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Sept. 9, the investment of $464 million to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure to help rural communities, agricultural producers and businesses lower their energy costs. Among those receiving REAP grants is the Farm to Family Cooperative Grocery Store in Hay Springs.
Application period opens for Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program

Application period opens for Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a Request for Applications (RFA) for the new Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant program and encourages eligible entities to apply now for funds. Applications must be submitted electronically through the grant portal at https://usda-prs.grantsolutions.gov/usda by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 22, 2021. Approximately $650…
Vaccine Requirement Won’t Close FSA Offices

Vaccine Requirement Won’t Close FSA Offices

The Biden Administration’s requirement that all federal employees, including the employees of the Farm Service Agency, be vaccinated against COVID-19 will not cause FSA offices to close or farmers to receive a less-than-usual level of service. The Hagstrom Report says Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack made that statement last week during…
NPPC Congratulates Rod Snyder on EPA Appointment

NPPC Congratulates Rod Snyder on EPA Appointment

The National Pork Producers Council today applauds the political appointment of Rod Snyder as senior adviser for agriculture to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan. Snyder, a long-time friend of agriculture and the pork industry, has worked at the intersection of agriculture and environmental issues for nearly two…
Photosensitization in Light-Colored Cattle

Photosensitization in Light-Colored Cattle

RANCHER QUESTION: We had a Charolais cow with large patches of skin on her head and back that are scabbed over. They look like they are peeling up around the edges. She is in good body condition, and she does not seem sick. What could this be? DR. KEN MCMILLAN'S…
USDA Announces Commitment to Strengthen Hispanic-serving Higher Education Institutions

USDA Announces Commitment to Strengthen Hispanic-serving Higher Education Institutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced Friday a $12 million investment to Hispanic-serving Institutions of higher education. This announcement was part of a launch of the first in a series of virtual roundtable engagement sessions with Minority-serving Institutions and Land-grant Universities…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for the weekend ending 10/8

Midwest sheep and goat market report for the weekend ending 10/8

Bull Tackle Feed in Lexington Nebraska sponsors this weekly report. For livestock feed needs and minerals like black magic mineral check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/bulltackle/ For the week ending October 9th  the Midwest sheep and goat market was broadly lower again. Last week there were some market segments to…