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Drought and passage of the 2012 Farm Bill
The quickest route to passing a farm bill would be for House leadership to take House Agriculture Committee Chair Frank Lucas at his word that he could be ready for the committee’s bill to go to the House floor on short notice so that the 2012 Farm Bill could be scheduled for consideration in the remaining work days before the August recess.
Farm bill will not be extended
House GOP leaders on Tuesday of last week decided to drop plans to extend the current farm program for one year and instead will press for immediate help for drought-stricken livestock producers.
Pleasing consumers key to BQA
Eating satisfaction rules when it comes to making beef lovers happy.
That was clear in early results from the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA), but defining that satisfaction seemed harder to pinpoint.
Farm bill clears first hurdle in Senate
A five-year farm and food bill that would revamp the federal safety net for farmers and eliminate direct government payments for idle crop fields took its first step toward passage last week in the Senate.
DeGeer earns foundation scholarship
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation (BCIF) recently awarded a graduate fellowship to an outstanding young person at the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association Annual Meeting and Awards Program. The 2012 Alabama BCIF Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Staci L. DeGeer, a native of Erie, Kan.
Youth farm labor law withdrawn by DOL
American farmers and ranchers received welcome news this evening: the Department of Labor finally listened to them and withdrew its proposed youth farm labor rule.
USDA veterinarian comments on BSE
As part of our targeted surveillance system, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the nation's fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California.
Beef futures markets bounce back after BSE reports
Rumors of an animal with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) started circulating throughout the markets before the U.S. Department of Agriculture made an official announcement of the discovery.
DocTalk to feature K-State veterinarian
A Kansas State University veterinarian is taking his expertise to a national television audience as host of his own weekly show.
Trade agreement gives Kan. wheat farmers opportunities
The long-awaited U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement will be implemented May 15, giving Kansas wheat farmers an opportunity to rebuild market share in one of the largest markets for U.S. wheat in South America, just in time for harvest of the 2012 wheat crop.
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