Exotic tick now found on Virginia cattle farm

· May 21, 2018

Remember that mysterious exotic tick that showed up on a New Jersey sheep farm last year? It’s now made it’s way down to Virginia. On May 14, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa confirmed the finding of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick (otherwise known as the East Asian or Longhorned tick) in Virginia. The […]

Syngenta plaintiffs have until Aug. 10 to submit claims

· May 21, 2018

The Claims Administrator of the Syngenta Agrisure lawsuit  has released more information regarding the settlement. Syngenta and Plaintiffs announced a $1.51 billion settlement to resolve class actions and individual cases alleging that Syngenta sold its “Agrisure Viptera” and “Agrisure Duracade” corn seeds before it should have because new insect-resistant genetic traits in those seeds had […]

Trump: China agrees to buy massive amount of ag products

· May 21, 2018

President Donald Trump was lighting up Twitter Monday morning, announcing China has agreed to buy “massive amounts” of  additional U.S. farm and agricultural products. The announcement comes just days after the administration said the trade war with China was on hold. China has agreed to buy massive amounts of ADDITIONAL Farm/Agricultural Products – would be […]

Luxurious Wine Bar Ranch in Utah up for auction

· May 21, 2018

A 570-acre ranch in southern Utah that shares its borders with National Monument lands has been scheduled for sale via luxury auction with Platinum Luxury Auctions. Although once asking nearly $14 million, Wine Bar Ranch will now be sold subject to a reserve price of only $4 million. The ranch owner retained the Miami-based auction […]

Nevada authorities ask for help after 200+ cows missing

· May 21, 2018

The Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding more than 200 cows missing from two area ranches. The Ninety-Six ranch reported 50 cow-calf pairs missing from a field adjacent to Shelton Lane in Paradise Valley. The cows are Hereford and Black Angus crosses with […]

Bill would provide USDA support to all farmer veterans

· May 21, 2018

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to introduce legislation that expands support for military veterans in agriculture. The Farmer Veteran Opportunity Act of 2018 makes all new veterans eligible for support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The bill also improves […]

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