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USDA May 1 Cattle on Feed Report

24 May 2024
By DTN Staff This article was originally published at 2:03 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 24. It was last updated with additional information at 2:27 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 24. ** OMAHA (DTN) -- Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.6 million head on May 1, 2024...

NPPC Lauds Farm Bill Prop 12 Language

24 May 2024
LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Without debate, the House Agriculture Committee early Friday morning advanced a version of the farm bill that includes language in response to California's Proposition 12, the ballot measure that led to the creation of the state's animal welfare law. The language, essentially in place to prevent other states from adopting sim...

USDA Announces New Fertilizer Grants

24 May 2024
OMAHA (DTN) –- USDA continues to invest in domestic fertilizer projects. In a recent round of grants, USDA is awarding $83 million to companies in 12 states for projects through the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program (FPEP), according to a USDA press release from Thursday. (See https://www.usda.gov/…) The program provides grants to independe...

Oregon Permit Delay Slows Family Farms

24 May 2024
Editor's note: This story originally appeared on DTN on May 23. The story was updated the morning of May 24 with new information and clarification. ** LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Lexington, Oregon, farmers Jake and Lara Neiffer say the delay in the release of rules for a new water-permitting program in the state has put in jeopardy the family's plans fo...

Mental Health Hope & Help - 9

24 May 2024
Editor's Note: Throughout May, DTN/Progressive Farmer's special series "Mental Health Hope & Help" is exploring the unique mental health challenges people in rural America face, highlighting efforts to overcome stigma and looking at ways farmers and ranchers can manage their mental wellness. This is the ninth story in the series. ** Normally, when ...
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