Newhouse, Others Call On USDA To Provide Farmers With COVID-19 Funding

Last week, Representatives Dan Newhouse, Jimmy Panetta, Jim Costa and others led 70 colleagues writing a bipartisan letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and the USDA, calling on him to spend specific funding to protect Ag workers. The letter calls on Perdue to make at least $1.5 billion of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 available […]

Having A BRD Prevention Plan Important For Cow/Calf Operators

Bovine Respiratory Disease is most often thought of in stocker and feedlot operations, but it should also be on the mind of cow-calf producers. Dr. Daniel Cummings is a Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer-Ingelheim, who says it’s important to put together a plan for preventing and managing BRD. Without a plan, the costs associated with […]

Health Expert: We Need More Sleep

Researchers say up to a third of Americans are not getting the proper sleep their bodies and brains need. The CDC say it’s a national public health problem , and in the opinion of one expert, “it’s essentially another pandemic.” Susan Harris is a nurse and sleep expert with University of Nebraska Extension. She spent […]

Food Industry Stands with Trump to Keep Grocery Stores Open and Stocked

Food industry representatives spoke with the President over the weekend, as the U.S. grocery supply chain seeks to keep up with crisis demands. President Trump urged consumers to “chill,” saying, “You don’t have to buy so much. Take it easy. Just relax,” referring to panic purchases of food items across the nation. Trump added food […]

What Does Coronavirus Mean For Farmers?

COVID-19 is dominating the news cycle here in the Northwest and nationally. But, what does coronavirus mean for farmers and ranchers, as well as the animals they work with every day? Dr. Gail Golab, Chief Veterinary Officer for the American Veterinary Medical Association, says there are four different types of coronavirus. “Coronaviruses are shared by […]

World Ag Expo Guarding Against Coronavirus

World Ag Expo is set to host attendees and exhibitors from across the country and around the world later this month.  And now they will also prepare to guard against the coronavirus.  Show officials are working with local, state and federal officials to monitor the situation and develop a plan on the show grounds.   […]

Could Coronavirus Impact Phase One?

The rapidly spreading Coronavirus is raising fears of an impact on China’s ability to implement its Phase One trade deal with the U.S.  But trade analysts in agriculture and other sectors aren’t too concerned.  American Farm Bureau Federation trade adviser Dave Salmonsen said the Phase One deal with China worth close to $40-billion a year […]

Plant-Based Protein Market Projected at $40 billion in 2025

A market research study claims the plant-based protein market will be worth an estimated $40 billion by 2025.  MarketsandMarkets said the sector is driven by the rising demand for so-called plant-based meat and healthy food products. Currently, the plant-based protein market is estimated at $18.5 billion. The $40 billion projection would represent a 14% growth […]