Home Must Reads USDA buys meat from drought-stricken ranchers

USDA buys meat from drought-stricken ranchers

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The USDA will use $170 million to buy meat from ranchers and farmers forced to reduced herds because of the drought.

The USDA will buy pork, lamb, chicken, and catfish for federal food nutrition assistance programs such as food banks. In a news release, federal agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the purchases will help producers hit by the high cost of feed, which has soared as the drought hammers corn, soy and grain crops, primarily in the Midwest. As producers reduce herds because they can't feed livestock, the market is flooded with meat and the price drops, another blow to farmers.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}usda meat{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

October surprise

News
Sunday, October 12, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER

Cylvia Hayes, tabloid vs. watchdog journalism and the looming threat of a Cascadia earthquake.


Read more...

100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

News
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 11.17.21 AMMore than 5,500 employees from 180 organizations throughout the state participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon project.


Read more...

Woman of Steel

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Tamara Lundgren tackles the challenges—without getting trampled.


Read more...

The short list: 5 companies making a mint off kale

The Latest
Thursday, November 20, 2014
kale-thumbnailBY OB STAFF

Farmers, grocery stores and food processors cash in on kale.


Read more...

Water World

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Fred Ziari aims to feed the global population.


Read more...

Kill the Meeting

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Meetings get a bad rap. A few local companies make them count.


Read more...

100 Best Nonprofits announced

News
Thursday, October 02, 2014

100NP14logo4WebOregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS