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Missouri Cattlemen's Fake Meat Bill Passes

A Missouri omnibus agriculture bill contacting provisions against so-called fake meat has passed the state legislature. The language prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat that was not derived fr... Read More

Training held for Japanese poultry industry experts

MANHATTAN, Kan. — With the U.S. being the world’s largest poultry producer and the second largest poultry meat exporter, the demand for global education and training for professionals from other countries, who are major U.S. commodity buyers, has... Read More

Before the Plate: Ten Journeys, Ten Food Ingredients, One Plate

Dylan Sher does not have an agriculture background, but what he does have is a desire to learn about the agriculture industry. Sher is a fourth-year Agriculture Business student at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and the producer of an up... Read More

Kansas State University to study effects of transportation on pigs

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University researchers are planning a road trip later this year – actually about 40 of them – to learn more about what effect that transporting pigs has on muscle fatigue in those animals. They plan to follow tru... Read More

USDA Proposes Rule to Eliminate Redundant Hog Carcass Cleaning Regulation

The Department of Agriculture last week proposed to amend federal meat inspection regulations to repeal what USDA calls a redundant regulatory requirement for hog slaughter establishments. The Food Safety and Inspection Service says the proposed r... Read More

Smithfield Launches Investigation Into Alleged Abuse

Smithfield Foods has launched a third-party investigation into a North Carolina farm where animal rights activists are claiming abuse is taking place. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports that Direct Action Everywhere claims in a new rep... Read More

Federation of State Beef Councils Helps Promote Beef  To International Audience at World Meat Congress May 31

CENTENNIAL, CO – Already an international hit, beef will be in the global spotlight May 31 when the Federation of State Beef Councils helps sponsor a special dinner and appetizers for participants of the 22nd World Meat Congress in Dallas, Texas... Read More

Texas Tech to Launch Veterinary School

Texas Tech University will launch the nation’s first new veterinary school in 40 years. The Amarillo, Texas city council recently approved an amendment to a 2016 agreement between Texas Tech and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to fund... Read More

Pork Checkoff to be Featured at World Meat Congress

DES MOINES, IOWA – For the first time in more than 20 years, the world’s premier gathering of red meat industry leaders is coming to the United States, and the Pork Checkoff is a major sponsor of the event. Hosted by the International Meat Secre... Read More

EWC Recognizes Agriculture Students at Annual Awards Banquet

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - The 2018 Eastern Wyoming College Agriculture Awards Banquet sponsored in part by Cargill and the Sagebrush and Roses Committee was held April 18, on the Torrington campus. “It was nice to see a record number of parents show up t... Read More

National Drought Summary for May 8, 2018

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw scattered showers and thunderstorms across portions of the South, southern and central Plains, Midwest, and Northeast. This week’s storm activity led to targeted improvements in drought-related conditions... Read More