A weather pattern known as La Nina created drought conditions, and subsequent wildfires, across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, But its weather cousin, El Nino, may develop, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
The Checkoff-funded Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. brand, managed by NCBA, kicks off summer grilling season with a multi-pronged campaign to encourage consumers to cook beef on the grill all summer long.
Agriculture on the Great Plains in the coming decades may be adversely affected by a shifting of the climate boundary due to global warming, says Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University.
Attacks against the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) and the Organization of Competitive Markets (OCM) are called “desperate” and “coordinated,” says David Muraskin.
Nearly $4.8 million was trimmed by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board from proposals by seven beef checkoff contractors to meet the approximately $40.5 million budget for activities like beef promotion.