Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today the first-round recipients of the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) grants and loans. Phase I of MPPEP consists of $73 million in 21 grant projects intended to increase competition across the cattle marketplace and support increased producer opportunities. Additionally, these grants will work towards strengthening the food supply chain, …
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Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:37:11 CDT
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Ambassador Susan Rice, White House Domestic Policy Advisor, today announced the expansion of the Rural Partners Network (RPN) to 17 commu…
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:34:03 CDT
The first Saturday in November offers everyone an opportunity to rally around a symbol of national unity, as National Bison Day celebrates the cultural, historical and economic significance of our National Mammal. The American bison is at home in a wide variety of climates across the continent, with herds today found in American parks, refuges, national forests and grasslands, Tribal lands, private conservancies, ranches and farms.
Since 2013, the United States Senate annually has designated the first Saturday in November as National Bison Day. This resolution has the full support of a community bound by the heritage of the American Bison and includes the National Bison Association, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the InterTribal Buffalo Council. These three organizations championed the enactment of legislation in 2016 designating bison as the National Mammal of the United States.
Today’s bison herds continue to grow despite a three-year cycle of pandemic, drought, and economic uncertainty. There are exciting advances in understanding bison through the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies, established in 2020 within the South Dakota State University system. Researchers and academics from across the country are bringing together projects to improve the ability of bison caretakers to manage healthy herds and produce healthy meat.
As bison return to the landscape, the National Bison Association remembers their rebound from near extinction only 150 years ago. With this National Bison Day we celebrate the heritage of the buffalo, strive to keep learning more, and create a sustainable future for the caretakers of the animals.
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:31:36 CDT
Annual Award Recognizes Stewardship Efforts of Cattle Producers
Applications are being accepted until March 10, 2023, for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 2023 Environmental Stewa…
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:35:51 CDT
Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from the president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, Dan Halstrom, about August beef export numbers in 2022.
Halstrom said tha…
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:25:27 CDT
Chances for rain in the next week remain, and after recent precipitation, drought in Oklahoma has improved slightly in some categories while remaining unchanged in others.
In Oklahoma, exceptional …
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 08:45:30 CDT
The 2023 Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Art & Photography Contest is now LIVE!!
Our theme this year is Oklahoma Agriculture: Our Roots Run Deep. We hope you will explore Oklahoma’s rich agricul…
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 02:53:33 CDT
OKC West Livestock Auction – El Reno, OK
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture are now putting the Daily Cash Grain Report into a PDF format – we are saving that PDF and archiving them for today’s specific report. To see today’s update, click on the PDF report link at the bottom of this story.
In addition to the PDF of the daily report, you can also listen to the Cash Grain Report by calling 405-621-5533. Push 2 for the grain report.