Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Comment period extension requested for 2015 Dietary Guidelines report - AgMinute for March 4, 2015

The North American Meat Institute has asked USDA and Department of Health and Human Services to extend the comment period for the scientific report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee from 45 days to 120 days. For more information visit

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Study shows countries distort wheat trade - AgMinute for March 3, 2015

U.S. Wheat Associates says a study shows that the governments of India, China, Turkey, Brazil and Thailand have increased trade-distorting subsidies for wheat, corn and rice production beyond their World Trade Organization agreements. Click here for the full story

Monday, March 02, 2015

Expert: Dairy farmers should be ready to counter criticism - AgMinute for March 2, 2015

Communications professor Robert Gass recently gave dairymen some pointers on countering criticisms of milk production. Click here for the full story

Friday, February 27, 2015

GM food labeling memorial passes House committee - AgMinute for February 27, 2015

A joint memorial from the Idaho Legislature to Congress urging the federal government to create a national policy for the labeling of genetically engineered foods has passed a House committee. For more information visit

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Livestock care changes with increased regulations - AgMinute for February 26, 2015

Producers are changing the way they care for their livestock as increasing regulation and consumer awareness bring more scrutiny to the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

USDA's latest cattle on feed report - AgMinute for February 25, 2015

Cattle on feed numbers in large U.S. feedlots on Feb. 1, at 10.7 million, were slightly higher than last year's count. Placement into those feedlots in January were 11 percent below year-ago levels, and fed cattle marketed during January were down 9 percent below a year earlier. For more information visit

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