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Tofurky: Arkansas meat-labeling law unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tofurky Co., which produces plant-based alternatives to meat, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of... Read More

(AUDIO) Potential Heat Stress this Week

The July weather pattern is posing to offer challenges this week for feedlot operators and cattle producers. Above average rain fall across the state has created greater humidity and has deteriorated pen conditions.  The seven-day forecast is callin... Read More

KDA Alerts Livestock Owners of Virus in Nearby States

With Texas, Colorado and New Mexico reporting multiple confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), the Kansas Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock owners to be aware and take precautions, particularly with animals that may be c... Read More

Minden, Nebr. Native Named Angus Regional Manager

Levi Landers, a Minden, Nebraska, native, has been selected as the American Angus Association® regional manager for Nebraska and Colorado. He joins the Association from American Hereford Association where he has been a field manager for Nebraska, S... Read More

Ninth Latin American Product Showcase ‘Gets Business Done’ in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held its ninth annual Latin American Product Showcase June 26-27 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event attracted more than 400 people, including 190 buyers from 23 countries across the Caribbean, Central America ... Read More

Cargill shuts animal-feed mills in China as fatal hog disease spreads

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc shuttered animal-feed mills in China in recent months partly because the rapid spread of a fatal hog disease has reduced demand, a company executive said on Friday. The closures highlight the pain for global agricul... Read More

Fox's MasterChef to Feature Beef. It's What's For Dinner.

Centennial, CO  --    Thanks to an investment from the Federation of State Beef Councils, an upcoming episode of a popular Fox network food show will feature Beef Checkoff-funded Beef. It's What's For Dinner.  As part of its biggest and tou... Read More

China Vows to Tackle Dead Pig Scam Amid Swine Fever Epidemic

BEIJING (Reuters) - Criminal gangs in China are faking outbreaks of African swine fever on farms free of the disease and forcing farmers to sell their healthy pigs at sharply lower prices, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. The gangs are tak... Read More

Beef. It's What's For Dinner. Hosts Influencer Event in NYC

DENVER, July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 26th, the Beef. It's What's For Dinner. brand, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, brought some serious beef to New York City with its latest influencer event "Entertaining with Beef." The event brought toget... Read More

Nebraska Extension director receives award from American Society of Animal Science

 Dr. Jack Whittier is the recipient of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science Fellow Award for Extension, presented to him during the opening ceremony of the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas. Whittier, a 36-year member and 6... Read More

State OKs killing of wolf pack members preying on cattle

The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in northeastern Washington state. Agency director Kelly Susewind on Wednesday gave authority for the state to kill s... Read More