Senators Introduced Bill to Improve Transparency in Cattle Markets

March 5, 2021

By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter

Two United States senators are taking a shot at improving transparency in the cattle market, reintroducing a piece of legislation on Tuesday that was originally offered last year.

The Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021 would establish regional cash minimums and equip producers with more market information. (full article)

 

The importance of the blue corduroy FFA jacket

March 5, 2021

By Kacie Hulshof, Associate Editor Published: March 01, 2021

Every FFA member remembers the first time they put on that blue corduroy jacket. Although a bit stiff at first, after a few uses it becomes your pride and joy. The FFA jacket is more than a piece of clothing — it is a lifestyle. The jacket represents a lifestyle of new opportunities, tradition, leadership, agriculture, commitment, pride, community service, social responsibility, a sense of belonging, and so much more. (full article)

OPTIMISM IN THE SHEEP INDUSTRY, BUT SOME SEGMENTS FACE CHALLENGES

February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021 By Meghan Grebner

While lamb markets have seen some recovery following disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the American Sheep Industry says there are some parts of the industry that still face challenges.  (full article) 

USDA Forest Service Announces 2021 Grazing Fee

February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 – Washington – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is announcing that federal grazing fees on national forests and grasslands will remain at $1.35 per head month for 2021. (full article)