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DOT announces new agriculture-related waiver for ELD rule

DOT announces new agriculture-related waiver for ELD rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on March 13 an additional 90-day temporary waiver for agriculture-related transportation from the federal electronic logging device rule.



Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one

Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one
The 2018 outlook for the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors is generally positive.



New Henry County feed mill to create 32 new jobs

The new Performance Livestock and Feed Co. production facility in Henry County will create jobs and help area grain producers as well.



Loan repayment program to help veterinarians in underserved areas

Loan repayment program to help veterinarians in underserved areas
Due to a continuing shortage of large animal veterinarians in rural areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking nominations for its Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.



Farm group working to find funding for environmental practices

Farm group working to find funding for environmental practices
If it hadn’t been for state cost-share money, Ronnie Nuckols said, he wouldn’t have been able to install 14 fences to keep his cattle out of streams.



Agricultural group releases first-ever sustainability report

Agricultural group releases first-ever sustainability report
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has released the agriculture industry’s first-ever sustainability report, which highlights examples of sustainable practices on farms and ranches across the nation.



Meat Matters: Animal Agriculture Alliance debuts campaign

The Animal Agriculture Alliance unveiled on Feb. 1 a campaign focused on promoting the role of meat and poultry in a healthy, balanced diet. The Meat Matters initiative counters claims made by activist groups about the nutritional value of animal protein, as well as the sustainability of meat and poultry production.



Study finds cars, not cows, are greater contributors to greenhouse gas emissions

A recently published white paper, Livestock's Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction, sheds new light on the role of livestock production in greenhouse gas emissions. 



Farmers take steps to keep cattle comfortable in summer heat

Many welcome with open arms the summer’s longer days and warmer temperatures. But those temperatures can be a source of stress for people and animals—including cattle. That’s why farmers take extra care to ensure their animals stay cool and comfortable during the summer months.



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