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USDA to Begin Work to Strengthen Enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:08:40 CDT  |   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin work on three proposed rules to support enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act, the 100-year old law that was originally designed to protect poultry and hog farmers and cattle ranchers from unfair, deceptive, and anti-competitive practices in the meat markets.  Read more...


Agricultural News

  • OSU Hosts Rural Economic Outlook Conference on November 5th  Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:24:17 CDT
  • Front of Package Food Labels Coming   Fri, 29 Oct 2010 17:01:32 CDT
  • Bioenergy Supplying More Energy  Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:57:29 CDT
  • The Beef Report with Heather Buckmaster  Fri, 29 Oct 2010 8:25:24 CDT
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox; John Block - "Get the Work Done"  Fri, 29 Oct 2010 8:20:30 CDT
  • Focus On Agriculture with Sam Knipp  Fri, 29 Oct 2010 8:15:10 CDT
  • An Uphill Battle- Fixing the Death Tax  Fri, 29 Oct 2010 7:02:16 CDT
  • Big Conservation Push to Fund Water Quality Improvement in Eucha-Spavinaw and Illinois River Watersheds  Fri, 29 Oct 2010 6:35:46 CDT
  • Talking Record Cotton Prices With OSU Economist Kim Anderson  Fri, 29 Oct 2010 3:56:48 CDT
  • Litigation May Offer Best Hope to Short Circuit GIPSA Proposed Rule  Thu, 28 Oct 2010 5:54:35 CDT
  • Kingfisher Teacher Lori Burns Gets Them Ready- And has the National Winners to Show For It  Thu, 28 Oct 2010 7:29:36 CDT
  • Latest Plant and Soil Science Newsletter Covers Wheat Seeding, Diseases and Weed Control  Thu, 28 Oct 2010 7:17:45 CDT
  • OFB Leaders Express Support for Direct Payments as Part of the Farm Bill Safety Net  Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:38:06 CDT
  • Analyst Predicts Trends  Wed, 27 Oct 2010 18:02:00 CDT
  • Climate Change Has Chance in Lame-Duck Session  Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:57:30 CDT
  • Speculation Over Who May Be Next Senate Ag Committee Chairman  Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:53:12 CDT
  • Wheat Pasture Conditions and Feeder Marketing Strategies  Wed, 27 Oct 2010 7:33:19 CDT
  • National Farmers Union Loves Proposed GIPSA Rule- Calling it the Farmers and Ranchers Bill of Rights  Wed, 27 Oct 2010 6:53:47 CDT
  • Is Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas the Next Chairman of the House Ag Committee?   Wed, 27 Oct 2010 6:17:36 CDT
  • NCBA Lobbyist Colin Woodall Keeps the Drumbeat Going in Opposition to GIPSA Rule  Wed, 27 Oct 2010 4:26:35 CDT
  • Buy Your Eco Pass- Help Oklahoma Conservation  Tue, 26 Oct 2010 7:27:03 CDT
  • Oklahoma Teacher Selected as National Agri-Science Teacher of the Year by FFA  Tue, 26 Oct 2010 6:17:31 CDT
  • NCBA President Fires Back at R-CALF, Others  Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17:45:39 CDT
  • Farm Bureau to Work with New Congress  Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17:41:26 CDT
  • The State of the Feedlot Industry is Pretty Darn Good- Mike Engler of TCFA  Mon, 25 Oct 2010 6:55:33 CDT
  • Kingfisher FFA Livestock Judging Team Races to a Convincing Victory in Indianapolis at the National FFA Convention  Mon, 25 Oct 2010 3:43:05 CDT
  • Riley Pagett Ready to Plant Seeds of Hope and Inspiration in FFA Members as the New National FFA President  Sun, 24 Oct 2010 21:17:54 CDT
  • Pork Industry Pledges Money for Bill Luce Scholarship Program  Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:15:53 CDT
  • Riley Pagett of Oklahoma to Serve as National FFA President  Sun, 24 Oct 2010 7:36:50 CDT
  • He Brought Home a Gusher! Water Well Driller Rusty Kenner is the 2010 American Star in Agribusiness  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:23:04 CDT
  • He Brought Home a Gusher! Water Well Driller Rusty Kenner is the 2010 American Star in Agribusiness of the National FFA  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 7:34:55 CDT
  • Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Turf Grass Management- William Maltbie of Burlington  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 7:26:33 CDT
  • Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Sheep Production- Madison McGolden of Fairview  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 7:15:02 CDT
  • Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Diversified Livestock- Placement- Kassandra Pfeiffer of Mulhall-Orlando  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 7:02:45 CDT
  • Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Veterinarian Medicine- Emily McCullough of Lone Grove  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 6:50:48 CDT
  • Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Swine Entrepreneurship- Austin Kindschi of Mulhall-Orlando  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 6:36:04 CDT
  • Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Emerging Agricultural Technology- Taylor Runyon of Atoka  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 6:23:54 CDT
  • Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Nursery Operations- Joshua Conaway of Ringwood   Sat, 23 Oct 2010 6:11:33 CDT
  • Meet National Proficiency Winner in Forage Production- Brandon Folger of Ringwood   Sat, 23 Oct 2010 5:59:56 CDT
  • Friday Night in the Big Town- and Oklahoma FFA Stands Proud!  Sat, 23 Oct 2010 5:26:23 CDT
  • R-CALF USA Critical of AMI Report  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:35:56 CDT
  • New Technology Gives More Accurate Carcass Readings  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:31:31 CDT
  • USDA Paying for 2009 Moisture Damaged Crops  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:26:57 CDT
  • Waiting For Saturday- Oklahoman Rusty Kenner Hopes to Hear His Name Called As Star in Agribusiness  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 14:17:41 CDT
  • It All Boils Down to Waiting- Riley Pagett Waits to Hear His Name Called from the Stage of the 2010 National FFA Convention  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:25:01 CDT
  • Pictures From the 2010 National FFA Convention on our Flickr Page  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:55:59 CDT
  • Focus On Agriculture with Sam Knipp  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:35:27 CDT
  • Ashton Mese of Kingfisher Speaks for Last Time in National Finals- Video of Her Presentation  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 9:14:39 CDT
  • Tara Newton Gives Her Last Speech on the National Finals Stage in Indianapolis  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 5:31:26 CDT
  • OSU Grain Economist Kim Anderson Calls Corn the King of the Market This Fall  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 5:09:12 CDT
  • Tyler Schnaithman Reaches National FFA Creed Finals- That and Other Friday Morning Notes from Indy  Fri, 22 Oct 2010 3:54:04 CDT
  • Redlands Community College Tells Their Story at the National FFA Agricultural Career Show  Thu, 21 Oct 2010 2:55:04 CDT
  • Talking Convention With Oklahoma FFA President Emily Beanland  Thu, 21 Oct 2010 2:29:55 CDT
  • Amber Pocasset on Teeth Floating and Kingfisher Speech Domination from Wednesday at National FFA Convention  Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:53:32 CDT
  • Amber Pocasset on Teeth Floating and Other Notes from Wednesday at National FFA Convention  Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:08:17 CDT
  • NCBA President Critical of Ag Secretary  Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:26:17 CDT
  • EU Commissioners Considering Cloned Animal Meat  Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:21:50 CDT
  • Republicans Want EPA Cost Estimates  Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:17:41 CDT
  • William Maltbie Named One of Ten National Agri Entrepreneurs of 2010  Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:08:22 CDT
  • A Little Bluegrass Jam at the 2010 National FFA Convention  Wed, 20 Oct 2010 7:41:08 CDT
  • Consumer Attitudes Seem to Be Shifting as Lean Beef More Preferred Than Ever  Wed, 20 Oct 2010 6:37:50 CDT
  • Farm Bureau Rolls Across the State Proclaiming Opposition to State Question 744  Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:55:09 CDT
  • Tara Newton of Kingfisher Ready and Excited to Challenge for Top Spot in Prepared Public Speaking at National FFA Convention  Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:20:57 CDT
  • OSU Selects Lyndall Stout as the New Anchor for SUNUP  Tue, 19 Oct 2010 19:31:11 CDT
  • Feds Settle American Indian Discrimination Suit  Tue, 19 Oct 2010 17:18:13 CDT
  • WTO Leader Hints at Doha Conclusion  Tue, 19 Oct 2010 17:13:55 CDT
  • Take a Second Look at Backgrounding Calves This Fall  Tue, 19 Oct 2010 6:41:53 CDT
  • Getting Ready for the National FFA Convention- Meet a Young Lady Who Thinks Very Well on Her Feet- Ashton Mese of Kingfisher  Mon, 18 Oct 2010 21:21:01 CDT
  • Beginning Farmer-Ranchers Funds Released  Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:23:31 CDT
  • NACD Tells Leadership of Ag Committees- Let Farmers Use Pesticides Under FIFRA  Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:57:35 CDT
  • Blooms and Bolls- Cotton Crop in October in Central Oklahoma in Pictures  Mon, 18 Oct 2010 6:06:44 CDT
  • How Controlling the Boll Weevil Has Changed Cotton Production in Oklahoma  Mon, 18 Oct 2010 5:57:54 CDT
  • Diamond Hats Ball Set for October 30 in Oklahoma City  Mon, 18 Oct 2010 4:31:03 CDT
  • Oklahoma FFA to Have Lots of Members in the Chase for National Honors This Week in Indianapolis  Mon, 18 Oct 2010 3:33:32 CDT
  • Riley Pagett of Woodward Makes Second Run for National Office At 2010 National FFA Convention  Sun, 17 Oct 2010 22:10:19 CDT
  • Rashele Blakely of Oolagah Chases Second National Title in as Many Years  Sun, 17 Oct 2010 21:57:17 CDT
  • Agriculture Needs a Voice in the Conversation- And Social Media Platforms Give Us That Chance  Sun, 17 Oct 2010 20:37:05 CDT
  • Rashele Blakely of Oolagah Chases Second National Title in as Many Years  Sun, 17 Oct 2010 21:01:56 CDT
  • US Beef and Pork Exports Continue to Shine in 2010 Versus 2009  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 13:47:42 CDT
  • Soybean Checkoff Claims Some of the Credit for Export Success  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:47:24 CDT
  • Focus On Agriculture with Sam Knipp  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 8:32:31 CDT
  • The Beef Report with Jeff Jaronek  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 8:27:23 CDT
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox; John Block - "Agriculture Roller Coaster"  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 8:20:52 CDT
  • GIPSA Files Complaint Against JBS on Underpaying Hog Producers Three Years Ago  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 6:58:51 CDT
  • OSU Grain Economist Kim Anderson Calls the Markets- Spastic  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 6:21:58 CDT
  • Walmart Announces Plan to Go Local on a Global Scale  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 6:17:17 CDT
  • Beef Producers- Big or Small- Are Grabbing Their MBAs!  Fri, 15 Oct 2010 6:11:53 CDT
  • Cattle Inspection Facilities Now North of the Border  Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:05:55 CDT
  • JBS Has Limited Time To Reply to GIPSA Complaint  Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:01:53 CDT
  • USDA to Establish New NASS Center  Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:57:44 CDT
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Sides with Chicken Growers- Denies Appeal from OK Farms  Thu, 14 Oct 2010 5:51:19 CDT
  • Renewable Fuels Organizations Bombard Voices  Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:34:15 CDT
  • Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Taking Shape  Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:30:09 CDT
  • EPA Supports Oklahoma, Arkansas Pesticide Commitments  Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:22:17 CDT
  • ASA Says Time to Talk With Candidates  Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:17:44 CDT
  • Limousin Breed Announces List of Top Twenty Breeders in the US  Mon, 11 Oct 2010 15:18:40 CDT
  • Cattle Market Getting Knocked Around by Outside Influences  Mon, 11 Oct 2010 15:17:57 CDT
  • China is the Hot Potential Market of the Day for US Beef Producers- Gregg Doud of NCBA  Mon, 11 Oct 2010 6:51:12 CDT
  • NCBA Chief Economist Gregg Doud Talks GIPSA- Part Two  Mon, 11 Oct 2010 6:37:34 CDT
  • NCBA Chief Economist Gregg Doud Talks GIPSA- Part One  Mon, 11 Oct 2010 6:24:08 CDT
  • Oklahoma Spring Planted Crop Production Enjoys Nice Swing Higher  Mon, 11 Oct 2010 5:48:31 CDT
  • Grand Champion Steer Commands $38,000 at the 2010 Tulsa State Fair Premium Sale of Top Market Animals  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:53:34 CDT
  • The Beef Report with Jeff Jaronek  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:10:57 CDT
  • Focus On Agriculture with Sam Knipp  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 9:49:59 CDT
  • USDA Crop Numbers Lower Than Expected  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 8:25:37 CDT
  • Do the USDA Numbers Match Up with Reality? Kim Anderson Offers His Take  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 7:37:03 CDT
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox; John Block - "Mid-Term Elections"  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 7:28:33 CDT
  • Logan Davis of Newscastle FFA Shows the Grand Champion Market Steer at the 2010 Tulsa State Fair Junior Livestock Show  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:30:13 CDT
  • Carli Newby of Lindsay FFA Shows Top Market Hog at Tulsa State Fair Junior Livestock Show  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 6:37:02 CDT
  • Cooper Newcomb of Merritt FFA Shows Top Market Lamb at Tulsa State Fair Junior Livestock Show  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 6:51:41 CDT
  • Brandi Maddox of Hennessey FFA Shows Top Meat Goat at Tulsa State Fair Junior Livestock Show  Fri, 08 Oct 2010 6:13:59 CDT
  • National School Lunch Week Ahead  Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:26:24 CDT
  • R-CALF USA Officials Speak Out on Move of Representatives  Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:22:20 CDT
  • Export Exchange Underway in Chicago  Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:17:37 CDT
  • NRCS Extends Deadline  Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:13:27 CDT
  • Pfizer Animal Health Announces Commitment to Veterinarians, Reaffirming Pledge to Support Veterinary Profession  Thu, 07 Oct 2010 10:45:02 CDT
  • Oklahoma Passes 100,000 Acre Mark in Canola Planting for 2011 Harvest  Thu, 07 Oct 2010 9:44:03 CDT
  • OSU President Burns Hargis Believes State Question 744 a Bad Choice for Oklahoma  Thu, 07 Oct 2010 6:26:36 CDT
  • Cotton Harvest Prospects on Track for Outstanding Crop  Thu, 07 Oct 2010 5:26:49 CDT
  • NCGA Urges Growers to Make Grain Bin Safety a Priority  Wed, 06 Oct 2010 16:59:42 CDT
  • USDA Takes Part in 4-H National Youth Science Day  Wed, 06 Oct 2010 16:55:42 CDT
  • Doha Talks Could Continue Into 2012  Wed, 06 Oct 2010 16:51:21 CDT
  • OSU Animal Science Department to Present Totusek Lectureship in November- Five Rivers Cattle Feeding CEO is Guest Speaker  Wed, 06 Oct 2010 3:42:40 CDT
  • Beef Exports Continue to Underpin US Cattle Prices  Tue, 05 Oct 2010 19:12:11 CDT
  • Retail Food Prices Down Just a Bit in Third Quarter  Tue, 05 Oct 2010 17:20:27 CDT
  • South Korea Wants FTA Approved  Tue, 05 Oct 2010 17:16:33 CDT
  • Farm Bureau Highlights Need for Passage of Tax Legislation”  Tue, 05 Oct 2010 17:12:23 CDT
  • Johnes Disease Control Program Updated- Designed to Be Less Cumbersome for Cattle Producers  Tue, 05 Oct 2010 8:39:30 CDT
  • Dueling Editorials- NCBA Versus R-Calf Regarding the Proposed GIPSA Rule  Tue, 05 Oct 2010 3:48:33 CDT
  • Over Five Billion Dollars Flowing To US Agriculture From Uncle Sam This Month  Tue, 05 Oct 2010 3:34:35 CDT
  • American Farm Bureau Calls on Congress to Solve Pesticide Regulatory Nightmare Looming in 2011.  Mon, 04 Oct 2010 21:15:37 CDT
  • House Ag Leaders and More Than a Hundred Congressmen Demand Economic Analysis of GIPSA Marketing Rule (Updated with listing of lawmakers by state)  Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:45:12 CDT
  • 4-H National Youth Science Day Focused on Water  Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:27:55 CDT
  • Animal Welfare Concerns with Proposed GIPSA Rule  Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:24:03 CDT
  • October an Important Month for Farmers  Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:20:04 CDT
  • Working on Better Animal Care Standards- A Visit With Dan Thomson  Mon, 04 Oct 2010 5:49:59 CDT
  • Producing Beef for First World Countries  Mon, 04 Oct 2010 4:42:54 CDT
  • Riley Pagett of Woodward Makes Second Run for National Office At 2010 National FFA Convention  Mon, 04 Oct 2010 3:37:06 CDT
  • Oklahoma Farm Bureau Leader Opposes State Question 744  Fri, 01 Oct 2010 6:23:50 CDT
  • Verasun Creditors Back Off Demands that Farmers Pay Back Money for Corn Sales to the Ethanol Maker  Fri, 01 Oct 2010 4:09:28 CDT
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