Beef Promotion Operating Committee meeting next week

IARN — The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will hold its Beef Promotion Operating Committee meeting in Denver on September 6-7. The Committee consists of 20 cattle producers- ten from the beef board and ten from the federation. Jimmy Taylor, chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, said they come together to decide which projects will be funded for fiscal year 2024, which starts October 1st. Read more

Heat hits cattle, USDA updates LIP payments

IARN — The extreme heat is taking its toll not just on crops, but also cattle says United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as USDA is updating its payment rates for cattle losses. Read more

Ag group asks Congress to evaluate trade policy in Farm Bill

IARN — Today we are one month from the deadline of the Farm Bill. We need to have the 2023 Farm Bill in place or extend the current bill until a new Farm Bill is voted on. All recent signs point to the fact that the new legislation is on the front burner, but there is only a handful of congressional members who think the deadline can be made. Read more