Reuters: Ag Leaders Slam Trump’s USDA Budget Cut Proposal

News / In The News Mar 17th, 2017

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American Farm Bureau Federation’s John Newton was quoted in a recent Reuters article on proposed budget cuts at the Agriculture Department. Newton, director of market intelligence, explained how staffing cuts at the county level and decreased statistical services could hurt Farm Bureau members. “A lot of farmers and growers rely on USDA's statistical capabilities to make a lot of marketing and risk management decisions and planting decisions,” he said.

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In her latest livestock market report—Beef Trimmings Critical to the Beef Value Chain—AFBF economist Katelyn McCullock explains that beef trimmings—the portion of the carcass that is “trimmed away” when the carcass is broken down into meat cuts such as steaks, roasts and other items—account for an estimated 14 percent of the carcass and are an important piece of the beef supply chain.

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#WomenInAg recognizes the contributions of women involved in agriculture during Women’s History Month (March).

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