USDA to establish an equity commission

USDA to establish an equity commission

The USDA says it will establish an Equity Commission and is looking for nominations for membership on the Commission’s Advisory Committee and Subcommittee on Agriculture. “USDA is committed to advancing equity throughout the Department,” says Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. The Equity Commission will advise the Ag Secretary by identifying USDA…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of September 25

Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of September 25

Thank you again to Bull Tackle Feed in Lexington Nebraska for being our new sponsor of the weekly sheep and goat market report. Check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/bulltackle For the week ending September 25th  the Midwest sheep and goat market was steady in the South and softer in…
Webinar planned on Growing Climate Solutions Act, ag carbon credits

Webinar planned on Growing Climate Solutions Act, ag carbon credits

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will host a webinar offering analysis of the Growing Climate Solutions Act and what it could mean for farmers and ranchers participating in carbon markets. It will begin at noon on Sept. 30. On June 24, the U.S. Senate adopted S. 1251,…
Quarterly Hog and Pig report

Quarterly Hog and Pig report

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on Sept. 1, 2021, was 75.4 million head. This was down 4 percent from September 1, 2020, but up 1 percent from June 1, 2021. Market hog inventory, at 69.2 million head, was down 4 percent from last year, but up 1…
September cattle on feed report

September cattle on feed report

The September cattle on feed likely won't encourage too much bullishness in the cattle complex on Monday. Placements were well over what many analysts expected ahead of the report. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more…
ERS: Interest in antibiotic-free chicken increasing

ERS: Interest in antibiotic-free chicken increasing

The Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service this week released a report titled "The Market for Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics, 2012–17." The report studied consumer attitudes for chicken raised without antibiotics and their purchases of the products. The analysis grouped chicken products into three distinct market segments: classic, processed, and…
USDA to host educational webinar series for pork industry on LMR

USDA to host educational webinar series for pork industry on LMR

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host a series of educational webinars for the pork industry about USDA’s Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) Program. In this series – to be held on October 12, October 19 and October 26, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time each day…