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,…
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…
Bison industry charters Center of Excellence to improve business

Bison industry charters Center of Excellence to improve business

Three years in the making and the bison industry chartered its very own Center of Excellence (COE) for Bison Studies in September 2020.  The Center was formed as a partnership among South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association, and the National Buffalo Foundation. The Center of Excellence for Bison…
USDA announces March 2021 lending rates for agricultural producers

USDA announces March 2021 lending rates for agricultural producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for March 2021, which are effective March 1. Operating and Ownership Loans The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farm ownership and operating loans with favorable interest rates and terms to help eligible agricultural producers, whether multi-generational, long-time or new…
Nebraska regulators sue ethanol plant, citing pollution

Nebraska regulators sue ethanol plant, citing pollution

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State regulators have filed a lawsuit accusing a Nebraska ethanol plant of repeatedly failing to comply with their orders to clean up wastewater and old, pesticide-laced seed corn. The lawsuit filed Monday comes amid growing complaints about the AltEn plant outside of Mead, a town of…