Mark Parker: The Top 10 planting time considerations
#10. The stacked trait seed you bought tolerates a dozen different pests — but not rodents while it’s still in the bag.
#9. Ground is ready to plant when you throw a clod at the neighbor’s dog and it bounces rather than splatters.
CFAP application period now open
We Are Iowa
Starting Tuesday, farmers can apply for federal assistance for money lost because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program application period runs from May 26 to August 28. The program has $16 billion in federal aid money set aside specifically for farmers. The money each farmer receives is based on the size of their operation.
Finding Opportunities while Adapting to Change.
Instead of looking at the current situation as full of new challenges, you should make the most out of this time and find opportunities where you can succeed. Those who are forward thinkers will agree that this is not a time to be complacent. Only the ones who truly want to progress further will have the gall to seek and conquer every opportunity available during this unpredictable time.
OSU’s Dr. Peel Says Packing Plants Have Incentive To Return To Full Capacity
Oklahoma Farm Report
It’s been a rolling wave with the impact being felt now in Texas but hopefully we’re getting everybody back online and moving forward, Peel said. Getting the plants back to full capacity will help reduce boxed beef prices, Peel said.
Producers Don’t Hold Back in Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale
Victoria G. Myers
Eldon Cole, University of Missouri livestock specialist, said 4 of the first 6 lots topped the $2,000 mark. Two, red Angus heifers consigned by Kunkel Farms out of Neosho, went at $2,200. The buyer was Jordan Thomas from Columbia.
Processing Increase and Beef Values
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
The month-long rally in the Choice Boxed Beef Cutout Value (BBCV) peaked at $475.39 per cwt on May 12 last week according to the USDA National Daily Boxed Beef Cutout Report. By Friday, the BBCV was $434.32. This report includes daily negotiated prices and volume of boxed beef cuts delivered within 0-21 days using average industry cutting yields.
Prospects for gene introgression or gene editing as a strategy for reduction of the impact of heat stress on production and reproduction in cattle
In cattle, genetic variation exists in regulation of body temperature and stabilization of cellular function during heat stress. There are opportunities to reduce the impact of heat stress on cattle production by identifying the causative mutations responsible for genetic variation in thermotolerance and transferring specific alleles that confer thermotolerance to breeds not adapted to hot climates.
US government investigating rising beef prices during coronavirus pandemic
Prosecutors at the Department of Justice have been investigating for “months” allegations that the meatpacking industry may be coordinating or manipulating prices amid the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the investigation told Fox News.
The Vollborn Family
Ohio Beef Council
Vollborn Farms is a multifamily operation that dates back to 1890. Currently brother Ed, Fred and Ray oversee different segments of the operation. Ed is retired from OSU extension, Ray works full-time on the farm and Fred was the manager of Bob Evan’s Hidden Valley Ranch for 35 years.
Cattle producers reopen closed Fort Pierre processing plant
Fourteen cattle producers are reopening a small beef packing plant in Fort Pierre, S.D., that has been closed for 17 years. Three investors from Minnesota, two from North Dakota and nine from South Dakota are behind the project. The plant hasn’t been operated since 2003, except for a husband-and-wife team’s processing of beef jerky for sale in another state, according to Kim Ulmer of Aberdeen, S.D., the lead investor.