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Checkoff Scientists Help McDonald’s USA  Create Dairy-Focused Offerings

Dairy checkoff scientists who work onsite at McDonald’s headquarters have helped the chain launch three items that continue its commitment to elevate dairy and provide customers with great-tasting m... Read More

Chinese Retaliation On U.S. Pork Exports Will Harm The Rural Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Pork Producers Council warned that possible Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork could have a significant negative impact on rural America. China has indicated it will impose the duties in response to U.S. tariffs and rest... Read More

Governor celebrates National Ag Week

In celebration of National Ag Week Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman were touring Nebraska. The two stopped in Sidney on March 21, in order to meet with ag producers, the public and visit Agri-Pla... Read More

NCBA Encouraged by

Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), released the following statement: “The omnibus spending bill includes a number of positive developments for cattlemen and women, inc... Read More

Aggies are equine and ranch savvy

CURTIS, Neb. – Ranchers who use horses in their cattle operations rely on well-trained mounts in their daily duties. College classes and a competition team at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture teach both horses and riders the practical... Read More

Water troughs key to E. coli contamination in cattle

ITHACA, N.Y. — A major study led by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers reveals for the first time that water troughs on farms are a conduit for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle, which can then spread the pathogen t... Read More

Ag Coalition Calls for Increased Flexibility on Truck Hauling Regulations

We Support Agriculture (WSA), a coalition of livestock stakeholders, has received numerous reports of livestock and agricultural haulers being pulled over, despite the recent additional 90-day Electronic Logging Device (ELD) wavier issued earlier thi... Read More

Nebraska Ranch Practicum Seeking Applications

North Platte, Neb. - The 2018 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Natural resources, livestock management, and economic reality are integrated througho... Read More

Brazilian meatpacker sells US cattle feedlot operations

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Brazilian meatpacking company has sold its U.S.-based Five Rivers Cattle Feeding operation as part of a $1.8 billion divestment of assets. JBS, the world's largest meatpacking company, was fined $3.2 billion after company... Read More

South Korea Adopts New Poultry Import Policy

The South Korean Ministry of Agriculture has adopted a new regionalization policy that is good news for the U.S. poultry and egg industry. The new policy prevents a countrywide ban on U.S. exports to Korea in the event of a future finding of Highly P... Read More

House Committee Looks to Advance ADUFA Authorization

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee met this week to discuss reauthorization of the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (AGDUFA). Set to expire Sept. 30, both grant the U.S. Foo... Read More