Monthly Archives: March 2018

Livestock ELD Waiver Extended to Sept. 30 with Spending Bill

Wyatt Bechtel March 23, 2018 02:33 PM A spending bill not only passed $1.3 trillion in government funding, but also extended the timeline for livestock haulers to utilize electronic logging device (ELD). ( Wyatt Bechtel ) When President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill it also passed an extension on the electronic logging […]
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Farm Fair 2018

Carbon Tax on Beef? Where’s the Science and Logic?

  Greg Henderson March 21, 2018 01:35 PM   Twelve people have died in Serbia this year due to a measles outbreak, including two children, a tragedy blamed on the lack of vaccinations. Last year brought the emergence of “raw water” as a drink craze. Raw water is spring water that’s unfiltered, untreated and unsterilized. […]
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New York Times Proposes Taxing Beef to Combat Climate Change

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. 20 Mar 2018 COMMENTS ↓ AP/Eric Gay In his March 17 op-ed titled “The Case for a Carbon Tax on Beef,” Richard Conniff argues that it is time to break off “our collective love affair with beef” because the cattle industry “has a larger impact on the environment than that […]
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Second 90 Day ELD Waiver Granted for Ag Haulers

BY: Wyatt Bechtel March 13, 2018 04:15 PM   The Department of Transportation has granted another 90 day waiver to agriculture transporters for implementation of electronic logging devices. ( Wyatt Bechtel )   Agriculture related transportation will be granted another 90 day temporary waiver from the electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The U.S. Department of […]
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Greenpeace Has a Black Message

Greg Henderson March 7, 2018 02:36 PM Greenpeace advocates reducing global meat and dairy production. ( Greenpeace ) COMMENTARY – If Greenpeace had its way, global livestock production would mostly end tomorrow. We know this because of the organization’s latest 45-page summary of a plan to save the world from cowboys, gauchos, sheepherders and other […]
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USDA Announces More Local Control for School Meal Operations

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky March 5 announced two new efforts to provide states and school districts with additional flexibility and support to operate more efficient school meal programs. Censky made the announcement during a speech at the School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Child nutrition hiring flexibility rule In 2015, USDA […]
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Doud Approved by Senate as Ag Trade Negotiator

Wyatt Bechtel March 1, 2018 04:25 PM Print Gregg Doud has won Senate approval almost nine months after being nominated by President Trump to serve as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator. ( Commodity Markets Council ) After months of waiting Gregg Doud has gained approval from the U.S. Senate to serve as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator […]
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