Wildfires could reshape what farming looks like — especially among livestock like dairy cows — if they continue to burn the way that they are in the U.S.
Wildfire smoke cannot only take a toll on humans, but also pets, horses, livestock, and wildlife. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says if can see or feel the effects of smoke yourself, you also should take precautions to keep your animals – both pets and livestock – safe. Animals with cardiovascular or respiratory disease […]
A California Assemblyman’s sons want to replace any FFA jackets fellow members have lost due to the recent California wildfires. Brian Dahle’s sons Chase and Reagan took to Facebook recently with this video asking any members in need to please reach out to them. Brian has represented California’s First Assembly District since 2012. During his […]
Producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018. “Hurricanes and wildfires caused billions of dollars in losses to America’s farmers last year. Our objective is to get relief funds into the […]
The April wildfires that raged across parts of western Oklahoma took its toll on the cattle industry. Estimated cattle operation losses exceed $26 million, based on available information. “More than 348,000 acres burned causing a wide variety of losses to livestock, pastures, hay, fences and facilities,” said Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension livestock marketing […]
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced new details on eligibility for a new disaster program, the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP). In total, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will deploy up to $2.36 billion that Congress appropriated through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to help producers with recovery of […]
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association invited President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to visit Oklahoma and survey the damage caused by devastating wildfires in the western part of the state. Cattle producers and rural communities in Western Oklahoma are reeling from wildfires that have engulfed over 320,000 acres […]