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K-State teaming with other universities to offer 5-State Beef Conference

ASHLAND, Kan. – Kansas State University is teaming with several other universities, industry representatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer a 5-State Beef Conference in three locati... Read More

U.S. Pork Production Expanding

Rabobank predicts steady growth for the pork industry. A new report by Rabobank says increased production and additional processing capacity, and the likely improvement of margins, will help the U.S. pork industry remain in expansion mode through 202... Read More

After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana ranchers with little grass to feed livestock are selling off their calves early after suffering the worst drought in the U.S. The Billings Gazette reported Sunday that eastern Montana ranchers are coping with droug... Read More


Following his recent visit to the U.S., Thailand’s prime minister this week asked the country’s agriculture ministry to study the impact of allowing U.S. pork imports, according to a story in the Bangkok Post. Despite an overwhelming body of ... Read More

Industry Award Nominations Due Nov. 13

The American Sheep Industry Association is now accepting nominations for yearly awards that will be presented at the 2018 Annual Convention on Feb. 2 in San Antonio. "We have brilliant and dedicated people and organizations in the sheep business... Read More

Pastureland Values Hit New High

The average value of pastureland across America took a jump from last year. The average value is $1,350 per acre, up 1.5 percent from 2016. That value is a record-high since the U.S. Department of Agriculture first began keeping records. As a comp... Read More

Rabobank: U.S. Pork Industry Should Continue Growth

A new report from the RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness Group looks at the growth of the U.S. Pork industry and the factors that could influence continued growth. Rabobank analysis shows the pork sector could grow 11 percent between 2017 and 2025... Read More

CME Group declares victory over cattle market volatility

CHICAGO (Reuters) - CME Group Inc (CME.O) plans no further moves to reduce volatility in its cattle futures market, after making a series of changes to rein in wild price swings that drove away hedgers, a managing director said on Wednesday. Over th... Read More

USDA’s Anne Dawson to Receive USMEF Distinguished Service Award

Anne Dawson, senior trade advisor for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has been named the recipient of the U.S. Meat Export Federation's (USMEF) 2017 Distinguished Service Award. The award, which recognizes an individual for his or her lea... Read More

PLC, NCBA Praise Mark-up of National Monument Creation and Protection Act

WASHINGTON –  The Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today praised Chairman Rob Bishop and the House Natural Resources Committee for marking-up H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act. H.R. 3390 w... Read More

R-CALF USA to Hold Meetings in Nebraska

Bill Bullard, R-CALF CEO and Tatum Lee, R-CALF Development Director will be in Nebraska next week having 2 meetings! October 19th in Valentine, NE ---Rollover Auction benefiting R-CALF USA. Calf donated by Kenny & Roxie Fox---MEETING to follo... Read More