Rural media personality honored as minister delivers speech on National Agriculture Day

Murray Watt delivers a speech at the National Agriculture Day luncheon at the Rural Press Club of Queensland in Rydges South Brisbane on Friday. Photos: Rod Green BIOSECURITY challenges, trade barriers and the battle to rebuild the agricultural workforce were all on the menu when federal Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Murray Watt spoke to […]

Demand to produce smaller calves

Interest in Aberdeen Angus red cattle continues to grow, as was confirmed at last Saturday’s pedigree calf show at Dungannon, County Tyrone. The event saw the participation of a number of ‘red enthusiasts’, including William Dodd, who farms near Saintfield in County Down. He has been raising red Aberdeen Angus cattle for 12 years. His […]

74 US lawmakers violated insider trading laws but will not face charges

U.S. regulators have been complicit as belligerent lawmakers allegedly violated a law aimed at preventing insider trading and conflicts of interest. Some 74 members of Congress will likely be unscathed after buying and selling millions of dollars worth of stocks they didn’t report. It comes as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which oversees […]

Vegetarian and meat alternatives to turkey for your Thanksgiving meal

For many, preparation for Thanksgiving is well underway. Hosts have been assigned, side dishes delegated and ingredient lists drawn up. This year, however, a wrench has been thrown into Turkey Day coordination for even the most proactive planners. According to the US Department of Agriculture, around 3% of the nation’s turkey supply has already been […]

Big brands keep raising prices to fight inflation, but consumers keep buying

“Consumers are willing to pay for brands and trademarks that have high net worth,” Gerald Pascarelli, senior vice president of equity research at investment firm Wedbush Securities Inc., told me. I asked Pascarelli about current consumer buying habits shown in third-quarter earnings reports from major brands like Coca-Cola. And Nick Setyan, general manager of Wedbush […]

Beef Improvement Federation launches livestock selection tool

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) is pleased to announce the release of iGENDEC for building custom breeding indexes, an industry first. While generalized breeding indexes have been widely available to commercial and seedstock growers for some time, a precision farming tool for building custom indexes was not available to the industry until here. iGENDEC is […]

The Plant-Based Meat Movement Is Down But Not Extinct

The world’s largest beef producer joined a chorus of Cassandras this week signaling the end of alternative meats. Meat giant JBS SA killed its Planterra business in the United States and closed a 190,000 square foot plant in Colorado producing plant-based products. Still, the shutdown was seriously short-sighted. It reflects a crisis of confidence at […]

Tateetra prices hit record €8,500

Prices soared to €8,500 at Tateetra and Rathmore Farms’ fourth annual sale, which the farm co-hosted with Carnaross Mart on Friday, September 23.rd2022. That’s according to farm manager John Kingham, who reported four-star daughter Chocolat D Ochamps, born November 2021, out of a Kilcombe Matilda ET dam, topped the sale. In his wake, another heifer […]

Adjustments to Farm Bill Retention Programs Requested

The House Agriculture Committee continued its review of the Farm Bill with a Sept. 20 hearing by the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee to consider the conservation title of the 2018 Farm Bill. Witnesses shared their conservation priorities and offered grassroots suggestions on needed improvements to the title that continues to gain increasing attention. The vast […]

Slaughtering of heifers and cows in 2022

Increased cull cow slaughter and the number of heifers in feedlots have been key factors to watch in 2022. Each has implications for beef production and cattle supply this year and beyond. ‘coming. Beef cow slaughter was higher throughout 2022. In August, beef cow slaughter was up about 9% from a year ago, or about […]

How oats can help you save money on ground beef

There are many ways to stretch ingredients. According to Vermont Creamery, making a grocery list, planning meals, stocking the pantry and stretching your protein are all ways to make your food shopping count. When it comes to stretching protein, substitution and smaller portions are key. This principle applies to adding oats to your ground beef. […]

The Mushroom Council dedicates National Mushroom Month to showcasing the many benefits of mushrooms, including stretching grocery budgets

Expand your grocery budget, add more nutrients, eat more sustainably: whatever challenge you’re trying to solve in the kitchen, “Mushrooms are the answer.” This September, the Mushroom Council will dedicate National Mushroom Month and Beyond to showcasing the myriad ways mushrooms are increasingly a solution to many of the problems, wants and needs of consumers […]

Good weather, high prices and the most valuable agricultural export earnings ever, ABARES predicts

For the first time, the value of Australian food and fiber exports is expected to exceed $70 billion as good weather conditions and high prices continue for farmers. Key points: Good conditions and high prices combine to create a record forecast for agricultural exports Australia’s winter crops are expected to yield over 55 million tonnes […]

Online listings increase 35% as most young steer and heifer prices trend higher

From Grong Grong, NSW, this line of 80 11-12 month old Henwood Angus steers averaging 351kg fetched 641.6c or $2250/head. Another 80 of their heavier brothers averaging 391kg earned 611c/kg or $2390, while a third line of 36 325kg bottom weight steers earned 667.7c or $2170. LISTINGS via AuctionsPlus Commercial cattle sales reached 13,097 head […]

Beef. That’s what’s for dinner. 300 returns to Daytona International Speedway for 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 27, 2022) – Daytona International Speedway announced today that the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a subcontractor of the Beef Checkoff, will bring the Beef. That’s what’s for dinner.® 300 back at the World Center of Racing for a third year as an authorized sponsor of the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series […]

Great Florida Cattle Drive and gas prices down again

Great Florida Cattle Drive and gas prices down again From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your agribusiness update. ** The 2022 Great Florida Cattle Drive runs from December 4-10, celebrating previous campaigns and celebrating 500 years of Florida “cow culture”. Reports, the route will end in Kenansville with a celebration of […]

Market access, rather than price premiums, could become a key driver of carbon/methane reduction progress

WHO is ultimately going to pay for the carbon and methane reduction work in Australia’s red meat industry? The subject was discussed at an Australian Agribusiness Association rally held in Brisbane yesterday. MP Managing Director Jason Strong, BDO Director Responsible for Sustainability Brett Spicer and Anna Speer of Woolworths Greenstock pictured during the panel discussion […]

Are Omaha steaks worth the hype?

If you don’t live near a quality butcher and want an option that exceeds supermarket offerings, then yes, Omaha Steaks is worth it. He really impressed with every offer. Start with the sales of Omaha Steaks to see if you agree that it offers top-notch food and customer service. If you order the Beef Wellington, […]

Walmart Shoppers Replace Lunch Meat With Beans

Walmart says inflation continues to impact its shoppers, especially those with lower incomes. CFO John Rainey explained how consumers trade meat for beans. Inflation has hit low-income consumers harder than their affluent counterparts. Loading Something is loading. Walmart shoppers are looking for beans instead of meat for lunch, the company said Tuesday, in the latest […]

Q&A: Iowa State Fair

With US Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What awaits visitors to the Iowa Fair? A: For generations of Iowans, the Iowa State Fair is one of the most anticipated events of the year to celebrate our agricultural heritage, innovation and industrial achievement. Throughout 11 days, August 11-21, 2022, there’s something for everyone, from food and entertainment, […]


Nation’s Only Producer-Owned Beef Processor Awarded $12.232 million From the Texas Enterprise Fund AMARILLO, TX, August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the state of texasthrough the Texas Enterprise Fund, intends to support the establishment of Producer Owned Beef’s state-of-the-art beef processing facility in Amarillo –– the only facility of […]

Column: China’s agricultural imports to the United States reach new highs in 2022, but volumes vary

A plot of wheat that was missed by the combine harvester is seen during harvest in Corn, Oklahoma, U.S., June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug 4 (Reuters) – China is on track to become the top international buyer of U.S. agricultural products for the […]

Livestock arrive for the Ekka as organizers step up biosecurity measures against foot-and-mouth disease

As foot-and-mouth disease fears loom over the Ekka, organizers and breeders say “very comprehensive” plans are in place to limit the risk. Cattle began arriving yesterday for the Stud Show, the largest annual stud show in the Southern Hemisphere. About 1,300 head of cattle are expected to attend the show, which runs from August 6-14. […]

South-central farmers battle inflation and hay shortages

PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) – Farming is not for the faint-hearted, especially in times of inflated economic prices and unprecedented labor shortages. On top of that, Alaska had another sun-fueled start to summer, with temperatures in south-central Alaska exceeding 80 degrees on a few occasions. While extreme weather conditions can cause uncertainty for farmers, owner of […]

The True Costs of Inflation in Small Town Texas

One Sunday a few months ago, Robert Rodriguez thought he’d try something new at R-BBQ, the restaurant he owns in Sabinal, on the southwest edge of the Texas Hill Country. Wholesale prices were increasing has been increasing since covid-19 pandemic began – and now a box of one hundred and eighty eggs, which cost about […]

How Texoma Drought Could Affect Your Next Meal

CALERA, Okla. (KXII) – Texoma Counties is at a D1 level drought, which is a moderate drought severe enough to damage crops, reduce hay production and affect livestock producers. On Thursday, the majority of Texoma entered a D1 drought, leaving many farmers and ranchers worried about the future of their crops and livestock. News 12 […]

FAO and OECD publish meat outlook for 2022-2031

New FAO and OECD publish meat outlook for 2022-2031 July 11, 2022 Per capita beef consumption expected to drop 2% by 2031 FAO and OECD have released their Agriculture Outlook 2022-2031 report, highlighting consumption forecasts for the next decade. In terms of consumption, the FAO/OECD said the shift in meat consumption from catering to home […]

News in brief

North Carolina gasoline spill regulations approved CHARLOTTE, NC — A North Carolina judge signed a previously announced settlement between state environmental regulators and Colonial Pipeline over a 2020 gasoline spill at a nature preserve that turned out to be larger than the company originally described. On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Kimberly Best approved the consent […]

Beef prices continue to rise

(The Center Square) – Food prices continue to rise led by the price of beef. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the price of ground beef is up 36% over last year. Supply chain problems, linked in part to inflation, increased government spending and the war in Ukraine, are blamed. Devin Bollman of the […]

Biden and NATO leaders prepare to bolster alliance forces and set the stage for Finland and Sweden to join their ranks

Speaking alongside the NATO secretary general, Biden listed new troop movements, equipment shipments and military installations intended to demonstrate the importance of security in the face of aggression from Moscow. “The United States and our allies, we will step up – we are stepping up. We are proving that NATO is more needed now than […]

Skip the flour

Features wendir 6 hours ago Salted fish accras with cassava flour. Photo courtesy of Wendy Rahamut The recent increase in flour prices has sparked controversy across the country, but with the recent war in Ukraine and supply chain disruptions, this has been unavoidable. Much of the world is going through the same situation. Gut responses […]

Livestock bill heads for Senate vote – POLITICO

With help from Meredith Lee — Two livestock market bills aimed at combating consolidation in the meat sector will be voted on in committee this week in the Senate. Meanwhile, producers in Arkansas have urged Senate Agriculture Committee leaders to strengthen safety nets and seek additional funding for the 2023 farm bill. — The senators […]

Record exports mask ‘cost of farming’ crisis

The latest government figures show agricultural exports hit a record $64.9 billion in 2022-23, but National Farmers Federation president Fiona Simson said these positive figures hide the crisis in the “ cost of farming” which affects farmers and consumers. The latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities Report predicts the gross value of the industry will exceed $80 […]

Beef prices on the rise

Rural Beef prices on the rise June 06, 2022 Updated 3 hours ago The outlook for regional cattle herders continued to improve on Friday, with the Wangaratta cattle exchange again attracting high prices for a number of local sellers. Some 590 head of cattle were on display in what Reiley Murtagh, stock and station agent […]

More farmers feel pressured and financing costs rise – survey

More farmers are feeling pressured and financing costs are rising, according to a new Federated Farmers survey. Photo: 123RF The bi-annual banking survey questioned just over 1,000 farmers about their relationship with their bank and their financial situation. Of those surveyed, 64% said they were very satisfied or satisfied with their relationship with their bank […]

More than a fifth of Britons struggling as grocery price inflation hits highest level in 13 years | Cost of living crisis

More than a fifth of households in Britain say they are struggling to make ends meet as the price of weekly groceries rises by 7%, the highest level of inflation in 13 years. According to market research group Kantar, nine out of ten people say they are concerned about rising grocery prices, putting the issue […]

US senators offer FTC investigation into beef pricing

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mike Rounds introduced a bipartisan resolution on Thursday calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate beef companies for possible price fixing. It’s the latest push by politicians to hold meat companies accountable for high food prices, which critics blame in part on the fact […]

Livestock Markets – Texas Farm Bureau

The AFBF Board of Directors voted on the following policy position regarding the Livestock Price Discovery and Transparency Act: “The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) will continue to remain committed to the Livestock Price Discovery and Transparency Act, but with strong opposition to the mandatory minimum negotiated trade provision.” TFB is committed to finding solutions […]

Beef Week campaign will focus on sustainability

Cattle farming was in the spotlight this week with the industry-supported ‘Beef Week’ campaign. The Ulster Farmers’ Union is taking part in the annual Beef Week campaign which started last Saturday and runs until this Saturday 30 April in conjunction with the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) to promote the importance of sustainable beef production […]

Procurant adds meat price data to the Connect Analytics portal

WATSONVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Procurant, a cloud-based software company transforming the global food supply chain, today added weekly commodity pricing for beef, pork and veal to the Procurant Connect service for retail and wholesale buyers and suppliers of perishable products. “It can be difficult to find relevant commodity information in a timely manner. Procurant Connect brings together […]

21 Ways Beef Producers Can Tackle Net Zero

Ruminants are responsible for 73% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, according to data from the UK National Inventory. Changes in diets, improvements in genetics and health, and better manure management and storage all have the potential to reduce GHGs. But which ones have the greatest potential and how do their costs compare? See […]

This Week in Agribusiness – April 16, 2022

Part 1 Max Armstrong is in the office this week and begins with a conversation with Case IH Global President Scott Harris about what planting season means for manufacturers, especially in a challenging environment like the one we’re experiencing right now. Mike Pearson is next, interviewing Darin Newsom of Darin Newsom Analysis to talk about […]

Cattle farmers prepare for a tough year

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Local cattle ranchers are preparing for what looks like another tough year ahead. Farmers and herders had a difficult year last year with dry weather conditions. Now, even though there has been some dampness in the region, there is still a growing concern when it comes to finding food for […]

How much do things really cost?

At the end of 2020, a sign appeared on the street outside De Aanzet, a charming, tidy grocery store in downtown Amsterdam. It said: “Welcome to the world’s first supermarket with real prices”. Inside, two types of prices were listed for potatoes, peppers, bananas, broccoli, bread, and many other foods. The “normal” price of tomatoes […]

Most commodity prices inflate ahead of Ramadan

YASSIR WARDAD | Published: April 01, 2022 08:58:36 | Update: 01 April 2022 14:30:41 Most of the essentials like beef, chicken, fish, sugar, salads, brinjal, pulses, basin and dates increase in price just before the start of the fasting month of Ramadan. Market sources claim that edible oil is still selling at prices much higher […]

Alabama farmers are feeling the effects of inflation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The economy is impacting us all, from record high inflation to rising gasoline prices, but farmers are particularly feeling the pinch. The cost of raw materials and supplies is rising for farmers across the state just before the spring planting season. “Whether it’s fertilizer, fuel, or other crop protection products, all […]