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Group Requests More Government Control of Checkoff Programs

A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control... Read More

Trusted Rancher Recordkeeping Tool Soon Available for 2018

DENVER (September 18, 2017) - A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool used by cattle producers for more than 30 years will be available for the 2018 year starting October 2, 2017.  The Redbook from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association helps catt... Read More

Goshen County 4-H youth win state titles

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Wyoming 4-H held its annual state 4-H Livestock Judging contest during the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas. Goshen County 4-H was well represented with 12 local members forming three teams: a senior team comprised of youth between... Read More

Cattlemen Release Second Video in Tax Reform Campaign

WASHINGTON -- (September 13, 2017) -- The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today released the second video in its monthlong media campaign to promote comprehensive tax reform. The first video, which was posted on Sept. 6, was viewed more th... Read More

Agriland Visitors at Kansas State Fair Will Learn About Beef

The Kansas Beef Council is partnering with other commodity groups to host Agriland at the Kansas State Fair, September 8-17 in Hutchinson. Located in the Pride of Kansas Building, the interactive exhibit shows young people and adults how food is grow... Read More

Cattlemen Launch Monthlong Media Campaign for Comprehensive Tax Reform

WASHINGTON (September 7, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how various federal tax provisions impact America’s cattle and beef producers. The camp... Read More

U.S. Beef Exports Stay Red-hot in July; Pork Exports Lower

U.S. beef exports remained well above last year’s pace in July, posting one of the highest monthly export value totals on record, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). July pork export vol... Read More

Rabobank: Cattle Herd Expansion to Continue

A new report from Rabobank predicts the U.S. beef cattle herd will increase 1.6 to 2.2 percent over the next few years. The Rabobank U.S. Long-term Beef and Cattle Outlook report outlines the expanding beef production, which is expected to continue t... Read More

Rabobank Report Looks at U.S. Long-Term Beef and Cattle Outlook

St. Louis, Mo. (August 29, 2017) – The U.S. has an overall mature beef industry with a steady consumption rate, however the industry has had several disruptions over the last five years leaving room for expansion in the near future.  The second i... Read More

New Online Exchange to Benefit Farmers, Cattle Producers

Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 30, 2017 – A new online tool from Nebraska Extension aims to connect farmers and cattle producers to encourage mutually beneficial agreements to use crop residue for grazing. The Crop Residue Exchange tool provides a searc... Read More

Brazil Bank Investor Seeks Removal of JBS CEO

A state development bank in Brazil is seeking to remove JBS SA CEO Wesley Batista following an investigation into a meat inspection corruption scheme. Reuters reports that the BNDES Bank is blaming Batista’s conduct for a 28 percent plunge in th... Read More