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Livestock and Poultry: “Regulatory Freeze” Puts GIPSA Rules on Ice – Commentary

Livestock and Poultry: “Regulatory Freeze” Puts GIPSA Rules on Ice – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 12, 2017

This past December the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) issued an “interim final rule; request for comments” titled, “Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b) of the Packers and Stockyards Act [PS Act],” and two proposed rules, “Poultry Grower

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Alabama Poultry: 3 Avian Influenza Investigations in Northern Counties

Alabama Poultry: 3 Avian Influenza Investigations in Northern Counties

👤From Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 16, 2017

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries issued a stop movement order for certain poultry in the state because of three ongoing investigations of avian influenza in north Alabama. One flock at a commercial breeder operation in Lauderdale County was

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U.S. Livestock and Poultry Outlook: Too Much Meat? Maybe. – DTN

U.S. Livestock and Poultry Outlook: Too Much Meat? Maybe. – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 24, 2017

Is there such a thing as too much meat? Maybe, according to the USDA World Agricultural Board. In an initial 2017 outlook comments for the beef, pork, and poultry industry, USDA cited 2016 as a record year for meat production

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U.S. Ag Trade Outlook, 2017: Forecast Up $2.0 Bln; Imports at Record $114.5 Bln

U.S. Ag Trade Outlook, 2017: Forecast Up $2.0 Bln; Imports at Record $114.5 Bln

👤From USDA 🕔Feb 24, 2017

Fiscal year 2017 agricultural exports are projected at $136.0 billion, up $2.0 billion from the November forecast, largely due to expected increases in livestock, poultry, and dairy exports. Strong foreign demand and higher prices help boost livestock, poultry, and dairy

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Georgia: Lower Input Prices Provides Hope for Higher Profits in 2017

Georgia: Lower Input Prices Provides Hope for Higher Profits in 2017

👤By Sharon Dowdy, University of Georgia 🕔Jan 30, 2017

In 2017, Georgia row crop farmers will likely devote more acreage to the state’s tried-and-true commodities: cotton and peanuts. This and other agricultural projections for the year were the focus of the 10th annual Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series, held

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Americans to Eat 1.33B Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

Americans to Eat 1.33B Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 25, 2017

Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.33 billion wings, according to a National Chicken Council (NCC) annual report. NCC’s 2017 Wing Report, released today, estimates that Americans

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Mississippi: State’s Ag Value Increased 1.8% in 2016

Mississippi: State’s Ag Value Increased 1.8% in 2016

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Dec 15, 2016

The estimated $7.6 billion value of Mississippi agriculture increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, helping the industry retain its prominence in the state’s overall economy. “Agriculture’s reach in the state goes well beyond just the value of the goods produced,”

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USDA: Poultry Farmers to Benefit from Farmers Fair Practices Rules

USDA: Poultry Farmers to Benefit from Farmers Fair Practices Rules

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 14, 2016

Today, the USDA is taking some major steps forward to protect farmers – including swine, beef cattle, and especially poultry growers – from unfair treatment by the often much larger processors who purchase their fully grown hogs, cattle, and chickens. These

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Georgia: From Carrots to Cotton, Farmers Tally Wins, Losses of 2015

Georgia: From Carrots to Cotton, Farmers Tally Wins, Losses of 2015

👤By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia 🕔Dec 9, 2016

Thanks to dwindling commodity prices during 2015, Georgia farmers’ produce and livestock were worth about $151 million less in 2015 than they were the previous year.  However, even with the dip in production value, agriculture remained the most valuable industry

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Farm Income at 7-Year Low, Bumper Crops Not Helping  – DTN

Farm Income at 7-Year Low, Bumper Crops Not Helping – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor and Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 30, 2016

Income for U.S. farmers will fall 17.2% this year to a seven-year low, as falling livestock revenues add to pressure from lower grain prices across the Farm Belt. The Agriculture Department on Wednesday said net farm income will drop to

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