Ag's HR Coach
Friday, January 20, 2017 11:21AM CST
Owners must take leadership on safety. That means more than writing a few protocols.
Beef Benefits From Bird Flu
Friday, January 20, 2017 10:30AM CST
South Korean imports of beef have grown as domestic supplies fall and bird flu hurts chicken purchases. U.S. beef exports have been a key beneficiary of the red meat demand.
Perdue Pegged as USDA Chief
Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:42PM CST
Sonny Perdue, the former two-term governor of Georgia, was named by President-elect Donald Trump as nominee for Agriculture secretary early Thursday. Besides his tenure as governor, Perdue has a deep background in the grain and feed business and also has a veterinary degree.
Organic Industry Transition
Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:39PM CST
Several changes in the organic industry have happened just over the past week. USDA has finalized a rule on organic livestock and poultry management practices. USDA also opened up a comment period on a possible organic checkoff program. The department has approved a new "transitional certification" program. A cost-share program to help farmers transition is also moving agencies at USDA to make it more accessible to farmers.