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DFA Sales Drop More Than $1 Billion in 2018

The largest dairy cooperative in the nation had a “challenging” 2018 and lost a lot in net sales numbers from the previous year. The Dairy Farmers of America cooperative held its annual meeting in... Read More

Extreme weather and the Livestock Indemnity Program

From UNL BeefWatch online magazine The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortal... Read More

ENREC Hay and Fencing Supplies Donation Site

In case you hadn’t heard, the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center near Mead is serving as a collection location for hay (large bales) donations and fencing materials for livestock owners/managers who were impacted by the recent adverse... Read More

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Launches Multi-Million Dollar U.S. Branding Campaign

New Zealand grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and lamb is praised by chefs, retailers and consumers all over the world. Thanks to growing U.S. market demand, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, which represents New Zealand's beef and sheep farmers, is launching a... Read More

Drying off after bomb cyclone in the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming

It has been a week since the historic bomb cyclone blizzard, brought rain and snow to areas of the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming. The blizzard dropped anywhere from 10 to 12 inches with the wind creating drifts up to 6ft or more. Cattle losses ar... Read More

Market Impacts of a Meat Tax

Over time, animal activists and environmentalists have made calls to put a tax on meat. What effect would that have? To find out, we estimated the impacts that a retail-level greenhouse gas (GHG) tax on meat would have on livestock and grain markets.... Read More

African Swine Fever Continues Global March: China ASF Outbreak Spreads to Vietnam, Raises Threat to Asia and Beyond

Outside of its origins on the African continent, African swine fever (ASF) continues its relentless march through parts of Asia and Europe, causing increasing disruption to the world’s pork production. Much of the world’s attention has been on Ch... Read More

Livestock Group Calls Beef Trade with Brazil Risky

Livestock groups warn any trade allowing Brazil to export beef to the U.S. would put the U.S. beef industry at risk. President Donald Trump and his counterpart from Brazil discussed trade issues Tuesday, including beef, sugar and ethanol. However, so... Read More

Kansas Farm Bureau Donates to Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Flooding

MANHATTAN, KAN - Kansas Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture has donated $10,000 to assist Nebraska farmers and ranchers recover from record flooding affecting the state. The money will go to Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Disaster Relief Fund. The f... Read More

Live-Streaming Barn Tours Show Consumers Sustainable Pig Farming

National Pork Board partners with South Dakota State University to connect pig farmers with consumers nationwide DES MOINES, IOWA – March 19, 2019 – The National Pork Board is collaborating with South Dakota State University (SDSU) to ... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Announces New Disaster Relief Fund

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 18, 2019) - Nebraska Cattlemen is working to assist cattle producers impacted by natural disasters by launching a new disaster relief fund. "Recent snow and flooding have wreaked havoc on Nebraska's livestock industry, causin... Read More