New Braunfels gives green light to plan to help fund projects in the region | Community alert

New Braunfels City Council members this week gave their initial approval to a proposal creating a 25-year reinvestment zone for downtown tax increases. The Tax Increase Reinvestment Zone, or TIRZ, captures part of the new tax revenue generated in the zone and then makes a fund available to help finance identified projects. “Tax increase funding […]

Endangered bacon – what’s next?

Reality can bite for voters ruled by emotion rather than informed decision-making. But this time it might take something to bite. California restaurateurs are increasingly concerned that a meat-based staple of many dishes, especially at breakfast-centric restaurants, will be removed from their menus in January. From there, much of American pork production will be banned […]

Oregon expands wolf slaughter due to threat to livestock

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) – Officials in Oregon are stepping up efforts to kill wolves from a pack in the eastern part of the state amid continued animal attacks and evidence they are now focusing on the cattle. KTVZ Reports the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife decision comes Thursday after nine cattle depredations in […]

UK meat industry warns of low supplies as fuel prices rise

Concerns over the impact of high energy prices in Britain reached a new level on Friday when the country’s meat industry warned that supplies of chicken, beef and pork could be affected. The British Meat Processors Association said the recent closure of fertilizer factories in Britain and elsewhere in Europe due to soaring prices for […]

Live updates from GST Council meeting: Now is not the time to include petroleum products in GST, says FM

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Texas Farm Bureau members discuss political resolutions

By Julie TomascikEditor Livestock markets, property taxes, foreign ownership of farmland, and President Biden’s tax proposals were among the topics discussed at Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) policy development meetings across the state. Policy development meetings are part of the process of creating the organization’s roadmap for the coming year, allowing members to surface and discuss […]

DA announces temporary ban on beef from Brazil

The Ministry of Agriculture (DA) has announced a temporary halt in the issuance of permits for the importation of live cattle and its meat products from Brazil amid reports of an outbreak of the disease mad cow in the country earlier this month, according to an order memorandum. In the note posted to the department’s […]

Agricultural start-up aims to improve livestock conception rates

Liane Hart, co-founder and CEO of Verility, Inc., owns Fertile-Eyez, a device to assess the quality of sperm and ovulation in cattle. (Mitchell Kirk | Daily reporter)HANCOCK COUNTY – When cattle can’t reproduce, that means less meat in the food supply and less money in the pockets of producers. The reverse is often discovered downstream, […]

Hog Outlook: Lean Pork Futures In Lower Prices

However, there are now strong levels of technical support just below current futures market prices, which could cause the market to bottom. Bulls can also argue that still-high US beef prices at the meat counter and good export demand for US pork will keep bottoming under the US lean and US spot pork markets, and […]

Almost 90% of global agricultural subsidies harm environment and health: UN report

4 Min reading Nearly 90% of all subsidies to the global agricultural industry harm nature and human health, a new UN report warns. As agricultural subsidies are expected to continue to increase, along with their negative consequences for the environment and communities, UN experts are now calling for a dramatic “reallocation” of government funding towards […]