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)

NCBA EXPECTS A QUICK CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR VILSACK

February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 By Meghan Grebner

Ethan Lane with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says they anticipate a quick confirmation process.  “A benefit of having a Secretary and his team coming in who have already been there in a previous administration is they’re going to have a much shorter ramp-up period,” he says. (full article) 

SHEEP, LAMB, GOAT INVENTORIES DECLINE

January 29, 2021

January 29, 2021 By John Perkins

The USDA says the U.S. sheep, lamb, and goat inventory declined from 2020 to 2021. (full article)