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Benchmark milk price at 5-year high

November 7, 2019

The October Federal order Class III benchmark milk price hit a five-year high at $18.72 per hundredweight, up 41 cents from September, $3.19 above October 2018, and the highest Class III since November 2014. It...


Running scared

November 7, 2019

Tell me gentle readers, why are we running scared from the EPA, PTA and these global warming (climate change nuts)? I know why, we have let them get their bluff in on us and folks...


Daylight saving time

November 7, 2019

Did you have difficulty adjusting when the clocks were changed from Daylight Saving Time back to Standard Time? If you live in Arizona or Hawaii your clocks didn’t change in the spring and you didn’t...



Got tricked, not treated, on Halloween Eve

November 7, 2019

Well, folks, last week wuz a really good week, except for the horse racing part of it. Horse racing, sadly wuz the low point of the week. The 2-year-old Thoroughbred colt that I have a...


Being thankful and respectful of the harvest

November 7, 2019

We can’t eat our way out of climate change. There, I said it. And I’ve repeated this almost daily in recent months since nearly every main-stream media outlet is linking eating meat to disastrous impacts...


EPA seeks nominations for Farm, Ranch, Rural advisory committee

November 7, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that the EPA is soliciting applications for 20 to 30 nominees to serve on its Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee. “Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides...


Perdue hopes no need for 2020 trade aid payments

November 7, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said today that he hopes negotiations with China will lead to export sales that will “supplant” any need for trade aid payments in 2020. Farmers “would rather have trade than aid,”...



Wyomingites on The American Rancher television show

November 7, 2019

BOULDER and RIVERSTON, Wyo.- Wyoming seedstock producer, Lucky 7 Angus, will be featured on an upcoming episode of The American Rancher on Nov. 11, 2019. Show episode premieres Monday night at 9 ET on RFD-TV...


House Ag Committee election 2020 forecast

November 7, 2019

Editor’s note: This article on the 2020 House elections is the first of two stories about congressional elections affecting rural America and agriculture. A second article on the Senate will be published Friday. One year...





Senate passes PACT Act

November 7, 2019

The Senate passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act on Tuesday by unanimous consent. The measure says a person can be prosecuted for crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling animals and sexually exploiting...


U.N. agencies warn of hunger in southern Africa

November 7, 2019

United Nations agencies have warned that more than 45 million people across southern Africa are at risk of falling into a hunger crisis over the course of the next six months, with 11 million already...


Neal finishes Canada USMCA trip amidst talk of China delay

November 7, 2019

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., and his delegation of members who had traveled to Canada for discussions about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade concluded their trip today while Washington Trade Daily...



Grassley to file EPA comments, doesn’t expect shutdown

November 6, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told rural reporters today that he will file comments with the Environmental Protection Agency to urge changes in the rule the agency has proposed to manage small refinery...


Food Safety News issues warning about FDA, CDC

November 6, 2019

Food Safety News, the newsletter published by Bill Marler, the prominent Seattle-based food safety lawyer, will, for the next six weeks, attach a note to every story posted on the Food and Drug Administration saying...