Animal Ag Groups to release Economic Analysis of GIPSA rule
Four groups representing animal agriculture say they will release an economic analysis fo the proposed GIPSA rule at a news conference during theannual National Associaiton of Farm Broadcasting Convention in Kansas City on November 10th.
The groups involved are the National Pork Producers Council, the National Cattlemen's Beef Associaiation, the National Turkey Federation and the National Meat Association. In a recent interview, NCBA Chief Economist Gregg Doud said he is unable to find any justification for what is being proposed in the GIPSA rule...
"The craziest thing I see argued is that we have a thinning cash market and that somehow affects prices. The reality is the thinnest cash markets we have in the cattle busienss are whewre we have the highest prices today."
NC Ag Commissioner Promotes Upcoming Water Use Workshops
North Carolina's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler and NCDA & CS will be hosting four workshops in November and December aimed at landowners, public officials, and others about the importance of developing water resources such as ponds and spring heads. The four workshops are scheduled as follows:
•November 22nd at the Wake County Cooperative Extension
•November 23rd at the Duplin County Extension Center in Kenansville
•December 2nd at the Western North Carolina Ag Center in Fletcher
•December 3rd at the Forsyth County Agriculture Center in Winston-Salem.
To register please go on line to http://www.ncadfp.org/awrd_workshops or call Dewitt Hardee at (919) 707-3069.
Front of Package Food Labels Coming
The Grocery Manufacturers Association is responding to pressure from federal regulators to develop a labeling system for the front of food packages that would highlight the nutritional conten of foods, including things like calories, unhealthy fats and sodium that many consumers want to limit.