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United States Cattle on Feed Up 4 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on July 1, 2017. The inventory was 4 percent above Ju... Read More

USDA Expands CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Options

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota... Read More

Bunge cutting costs, restructuring as grains glut stings

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Agricultural commodities trader Bunge Ltd (BG.N) said on Wednesday it was cutting costs and restructuring its global operations in response to tough market conditions and its shares fell in after-hours trading. Bunge, which was t... Read More

Michael D. Freeman appointed to Nebraska Brand Committee

July 20, 2017 – Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed Michael D. Freeman to serve on the Nebraska Brand Committee. Mr. Freeman follows the previous term held by Mr. Jerry Kuenning (Imperial) and will serve through August 28, 2020. Born and raised... Read More

R-CALF Reflects on How It Helped Strengthen BSE Disease Safeguards for U.S. Consumers and Cattlemen

In the wake of the discovery of a cow in Alabama infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) that did not enter the U.S. food supply, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement regarding his organization's involvement in stre... Read More

Atypical Version of BSE Should Not Impact U.S. Trade Status

OMAHA (DTN) -- An 11-year-old Alabama cow has tested positive for an atypical variety of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, USDA announced on Tuesday. USDA stated the animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food... Read More

USCA Responds to Case of Atypical BSE

United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner responded to today’s announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that a case of atypical BSE was detected in Alabama: “USCA appreciates the swift resp... Read More

USDA Detects a Case of Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Alabama

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama. This animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time pres... Read More

NCBA Signs Coalition Letter In Support of  Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 18, 2017) - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today joined with more than 100 other agricultural groups and industry leaders in calling for Congress to establish and fully fund a robust Foot and Mouth Disease (... Read More

Young Farmer Outlines Priorities for NAFTA Modernization Before House Subcommittee

LINCOLN, NEB. – York County Farm Bureau President Jason Perdue outlined a series of key agriculture objectives for modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on ... Read More

Cattlemen Applaud Administration's Stated Goals for Renegotiating NAFTA

WASHINGTON -- The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association  said the Trump Administration’s overall goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are beneficial to the U.S. beef industry because they encourage the continua... Read More