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Roberts, McCaskill Discuss Protecting Nation's Food Supply

Two U.S. senators from Kansas and Missouri say an emphasis on protecting the nation's food supply has waned since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and it's time to make the issue a priority again. Se... Read More

EPA Extends Comment Period on Rescinding WOTUS Rule

Comments on the proposed rescinding of the controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule are now due September 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday, August 16, a 30-day extension. Comments on the proposed ending of the O... Read More

SHIC Works to Validate Methods to Monitor Feed for Swine Pathogens

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently funded a study to be conducted by Kansas State University researchers to investigate using dust samples to monitor for swine pathogens in US feed mills. There is potential for the findings to lead t... Read More

Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Animal Health Regulations

A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) building at 1320 Res... Read More

In New NCBA Video, EPA Administrator Pruitt Urges Ranchers to Submit WOTUS Comments

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2017) - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association today released a video featuring Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, in which Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal... Read More

Keep Pork Trade Flowing In Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 15, 2017 – With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council today repeated its request that a “modernized” North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate on pork ... Read More

Junior Leaders: Apply to Become the Angus Ambassador

The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is beginning its search for the next Angus Ambassador. It’s an elite position that provides an opportunity for a one-year term as spokesperson for the NJAA’s nearly 6,000 members, and connects with cat... Read More

Animal Scientist Joins NCTA Faculty

CURTIS, Neb. – Beef cattle and animal nutrition are among specialties for a new faculty member at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. Meredith (Bremer) Cable of rural Bertrand joins NCTA on Monday as an assistant professor of animal... Read More

New Poultry Facility To Hold Open House

Hendrix Genetics will celebrate the opening of its new hatchery in Grand Island on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11 a.m., located at 2325 West Schimmer Drive. The ceremony will be held in the southwest corner of its $1 8.5 million facility, spanning tw... Read More

ABC/Disney Settlement with BPI Worth More Than $177 Million

The settlement between Disney, the parent company of ABC News, and BPI, or Beef Products Inc, is worth more than $177 million. The terms of the settlement agreement are not disclosed. However, last week Disney disclosed a charge of $177 million, ... Read More

Special Kansas State Fair Show to Feature Pairs in Pasture Condition

Kansas commercial cow-calf producers will have an opportunity to exhibit cattle in pasture condition September 13 at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. No fitting is allowed for the Super Cow-Calf Show, with entries consisting of one cow and her na... Read More