Some lawmakers believe taking a different strategy than the Wild Hog Eradication Action Team (WHEAT) would help alleviate pressures in areas densely populated by hogs. WHEAT members disagreed with legislation allowing hunting with dogs w/out a depredation permit.
Mergers of some of the world’s largest agricultural chemical and seed providers could be of little consequence or even benefit farmers. In converse, producers may face other complications. As these unfold, we will learn details and perhaps have a clearer picture.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a strategy in 2015 for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus into streams and lakes. EPA is pushing states to develop strategies in an effort to reduce the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Retail meat sales present a unique and popular niche which livestock producers are filling. As the trend grows more popular and the waitlist at slaughterhouses licensed to process meats for retail sale grows longer, more processing capacity may be necessary.