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Antibiotic Use in Livestock Drops

The Food and Drug Administration began keeping records on antibiotic use in livestock animals in 2009. For the first time since then, the agency says antibiotic usage dropped. Sales of medically im... Read More

CFRA Releases Priorities for '18 Farm Bill

On Friday, the Center for Rural Affairs released its 2018 farm bill policy platform, “A Farm Bill for Rural America.” Written by Anna Johnson, policy associate, and Rural Policy Program staff, the platform reflects more than 40 years of on-the... Read More

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Brandon Benitz continues his weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” series here in the Fall 2017 semester. Once again, he's joined by a special guest, the President of the University of Nebraska system, Dr. Hank Bounds. This week, we got a summary ... Read More

Bayer, Luke Bryan, Celebrate Successful Feeding Campaign

A campaign by Bayer and country star Luke Bryan has donated more than one million meals to hungry families. Bayer says the “Here’s to the Farmer” campaign this year asked Luke Bryan fans to give thanks to American Farmers, while also helping... Read More

Nebraska Leads Nation in Beef Exports to China

Through October 2017, Nebraska exported more than half of the total share of U.S. beef to China, according to data recently released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Nebraska’s beef exports to China were $8.... Read More

USDA to Revisit Standard for Beef Carcass Grades

The Department of Agriculture announced it will revisit the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef, a move drawing praise from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. NCBA President Craig Uden  says the updates to the beef standa... Read More

South Dakota Farmer Elected to Lead National Soybean Checkoff

Lewis Bainbridge, a soybean farmer from South Dakota, was elected chair of the United Soybean Board (USB). Bainbridge, a third-generation farmer, previously served the board as USB vice chair. The soy checkoff, which works to maximize profit opportun... Read More

China Needs More Corn to Meet Fuel Mandate

To meet a fuel blend requirement, China must import more corn, according to industry analysts. A Stewart Peterson advisor tells Farm Journal's AgDay that China will need to import "an additional billion bushels of corn a year" to meet the mandate. Ea... Read More

Farmers and ranchers finish business at KFB Annual Meeting in Manhattan

Yesterday almost 400 Farm Bureau members of Kansas wrapped up business for their farm organization after debating and adopting policy statements for 2018. These policies will now become the organization’s roadmap for the 2018 legislative session. ... Read More

USDA to Allow States Flexibility for SNAP

The U.S. Ag Department sent a letter to state administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program advising them that changes will be coming to the program. The Hagstrom Report says USDA will allow states more flexibility in managing SN... Read More

USDA Emphasizing Trade Expansion

Ted McKinney, the new USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, has been busy since being sworn in. He’s visited India, Brazil, Columbia, and Panama recently with the goal of increasing trade opportunities. CapitalPress.com... Read More