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International Dairy Groups Join U.S. in Calling for Action Against Canadian Trade Policies

(Washington, D.C. – June 27, 2017) An international coalition of 10 dairy industry organizations, including three U.S. dairy groups, is asking their governments’ trade ministers to intercede in t... Read More

Young Nebraska Producers Participate in NCBA's 2017 Young Cattlemen's Conference

LINCOLN, NE (June 26, 2017) - In early June, just over sixty upcoming cattlemen and women leaders from across the Nation gathered together for the week long National Cattlemen's Beef Association 2017 Young Cattlemen's Conference. Among those particip... Read More

New Survey Can Help with Land Lease Negotiations

The Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Land Use Survey Center, based in the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics, has published the results of the 2017 Kansas Bluestem Pasture Survey. The survey was conducte... Read More

Kansas Department of Agriculture Hosts ADT Forum in Manhattan

Ranchers, veterinarians, feedyard owners, livestock market owners, and other livestock industry professionals gathered at the K-State Alumni Center on June 22 for a forum to discuss challenges and solutions in animal disease traceability (ADT). The K... Read More

Sanderson Farms Sued Over Drugs in Poultry

Three of the bigger activist groups filed suit against Sanderson Farms, a major poultry-producing company. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth, and Center for Food Safety all allege that the com... Read More

High school students learn to lead the animal science industry

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Twenty students from five states gathered on the Kansas State University campus June 14-17 to gain livestock industry knowledge and develop leadership skills as part of the ninth annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up 3 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 11.1 million head on June 1, 2017. The inventory was 3 percent above June 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during May t... Read More

USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.  All or parts of these states are experiencing severe or extreme drought conditions – i... Read More

Brazil farm minister heads to U.S. over fresh beef ban

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi prepared to travel to the United States on Friday to fight a ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, which hit shares of local meatpackers and revived concerns over the image of the world's largest exporter.... Read More

Eastern Canada Dairy Producers Get Quota Increase

Canada's dairy producers in the nation's eastern provinces will receive a five percent quota increase July first. Five provinces in eastern Canada have approved the increase. The move follows a series of smaller increases that began last year. Dai... Read More

USDA Halts Brazilian Beef Imports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday evening announced that it would halt imports of fresh Brazilian beef. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a statement said: “Ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply is one of our critical m... Read More