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Celebrate National Ag Day

Mar 24, 2020 by USDA
National Ag Day was launched in 1973 to recognize the important contributions of America’s farmers and ranchers to America.

Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent February 1

Feb 21, 2020 by USDA
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on February 1, 2020.

USDA Report Affirms Feasibility of Dealer Trust

Dec 26, 2019 by USDA
A Dealer Statutory Trust would improve the recovery of livestock sellers in a dealer payment default while also allowing commerce to continue as usual, according to a USDA report released December 20.

USDA to Allow Mainland Study of FMD Virus

Apr 26, 2018 by USDA
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has authorized the movement of a modified, non-infectious version of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center to the U.S. mainland.

Keeping U.S. meat competitive on the world stage

Dec 04, 2015 by USDA
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has the vital mission of administering programs that help market American agricultural products competitively in the global marketplace. One of the ways AMS meets this missio