Wheat Conditions Struggling Nationwide

Nationally, wheat futures have rallied this week, primarily because of the wheat conditions across the Midwest. USDA Outlook Board Chairman, Mark Jekanowski, said for example in Texas only 28% of its wheat crop is rated good to excellent shape. “But it’s still a little bit too early at this point to make any real assessment […]

Republican Senators Criticize Biden Action on Keystone XL Pipeline

Following the executive orders signed by President Joe Biden, a group of Republican Senators announced opposition to the halting of construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The effort was led by Senator Steve Daines of Montana and Republicans from Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota. Several other western senators are expected to sign on […]

Cattle Documentary Series Begins in January

Starting this Sunday, a new mini-documentary series on raising cattle in America will get underway. The series, which runs every Sunday during the month, is called “A Rare Breed: Legacies of Excellence,” and it will launch on the Certified Angus Beef Brand Cattlemen Connection YouTube channel. The new segments premiere at 4 p.m. Pacific. It’s […]

Biden: Democrats Forgot Rural America

President-elect Joe Biden told the New York Times this week that Democrats “forgot” about rural America. However, in the same interview, he says that residents of rural America will “not be left behind.” Biden talked about the future efforts of Democrats to win the support of rural American residents and the 74 million people who […]

Binger Becomes New USMEF Chair

U.S. Meat Export Federation has a new chair. Pat Binger of Wichita, KS started his yearlong term on November 13th at the conclusion of the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference. Binger comes to position with 32 years of experience at Cargill, the last 11 years he led the international business segment for the North America protein […]

Lucas: PRICE Act Addresses Vulnerabilities in the Meat Supply Chain

According to Oklahoma Republican representative Frank Lucas, the Price Reform in Cattle Economics, or PRICE Act, addresses areas of critical importance for cattle producers. He noted the pandemic highlighted the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the U.S. meat supply chain. “It demonstrated though this was an ultra-efficient system we have, just how susceptible it was, whether […]

USDA: More than $7 Billion Paid in Second Round of CFAP

The USDA says it has paid more than $7 billion in assistance to farmers as part of round two of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Known as CFAP 2, the program provides farmers with financial aid to help absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said, […]

National FFA, DEKALB Partner on Winning Has Roots Scholarship

The National FFA Organization and DEKALB brand corn will unite on Sunday at the NASCAR race in Kansas. The partnership includes the unveiling of the DEKALB FFA Ford Mustang driven by Clint Bowyer, with dual historical wings for both the FFA emblem and DEKALB. FFA and DEKALB said they are both focused on improving the […]

Roberts: Ag Groups Helped Replenish CCC

As Senate Ag Chair Pat Roberts, and he’ll tell you farm groups turned the tide in the election-year Republican fight with House Democrats to restore $30 billion in key Farm Bill and virus funding in the Commodity Credit Corporation. The Kansas Republican after Democrats relented in a deal that gave them more for school nutrition […]

Roberts Leads Letter Urging Flexibility for School Meals

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts is calling on Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to provide flexibilities for school meals and child nutrition. Leading lawmakers in a letter to Perdue, the Kansas Republican said, “As the school year begins, the challenges brought on by the COVID emergency persist.” The letter asks Perdue to continue using the […]