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Ohio State students gets bacon vending machine for finals

Ohio State University students can fuel up on pork as they study for finals. A bacon vending machine has been installed at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on the university's Columbus campus. It offers cooked bacon st... Read More

Sherman Co. is newest Livestock Friendly County

Governor Pete Ricketts designated Sherman County as Nebraska’s newest Livestock Friendly County (LFC). Sherman County, located in central Nebraska, is the 49th county in the state to apply for, meet the requirements, and receive the LFC designation... Read More

U.S. dairy industry calls for greater market access to Japan

The U.S. dairy industry pushed President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday to ensure increased access to the Japanese market, saying the United States lags behind other farming nations that have tariff-cutting agreements with Japan. In a h... Read More


A California-based group of Hereford breeders raised $40,800 to donate to cattlemen affected by the California Camp Fire, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Western States National Hereford Sale in Reno, Nev. The money was raised through the sale of Hereford heife... Read More

Michigan lawmakers vote to delay cage-free ban for hens

Michigan lawmakers are moving to delay a requirement that farm animals confined in small spaces be given more room. The Legislature sent Gov. Rick Snyder legislation Thursday that would push back standards scheduled to take effect for egg-laying h... Read More

U.S. Beef Gains New Market Access in Morocco

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef a... Read More

Activists Groups Target Kansas Law Protecting Livestock Owners Property Rights

A coalition filed a lawsuit this week in Kansas challenging the state’s law that protects the property rights of livestock owners. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Food Safety, Hope Sanctuary and others argue that the law violates the F... Read More

Nebraska Pig Farmer Wins $20,000 Quick Pitch Competition

The first Ag Innovation Quick Pitch competition was held at the Nebraska Power Farming Show on Wednesday afternoon. Six agriculture startup companies competed for up to $25,000 in prize money. The  start-up companies competing were: ChorChek: ... Read More

3rd case of hog cholera infection found in central Japan

A local government in central Japan said Wednesday a hog cholera infection has been found at a public research institute -- the third such case since the first outbreak in decades in Japan was reported earlier this year. The latest case in the cit... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces Sherman County as Newest Nebraska Livestock Friendly County

LOUP CITY – Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts designated Sherman County as Nebraska’s newest Livestock Friendly County (LFC).  Sherman County, located in central Nebraska, is the 49th county in the state to apply for, meet the requirements, and ... Read More

CME Group Averaged 21.7 Million Contracts Per Day in November 2018, Up 21% from November 2017

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 21.7 million contracts per day in November 2018, up 21 percent from November 2017. Open interest at the end of November was 128 million con... Read More

Buyers Show Strong Enthusiasm for U.S. Lamb’s Return to Japan

On Nov. 28, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) launched U.S. lamb’s return to the Japanese market with an educational seminar and tasting event that drew more than 200 chefs, importers, purveyors, trade media and other key food industry profes... Read More

Scotts Bluff County 4-H Holds Achievement Celebration

Scotts Bluff County 4-H held the annual Achievement Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the University of Nebraska’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center. The Hawaiian themed event was held to celebrate the end of a successful 4-H year and to awar... Read More

China Buys U.S. Pork Despite Tariffs

The African Swine Fever outbreak is forcing China to buy more U.S. pork in spite of high tariffs imposed during the trade war between the two countries. China, the world’s biggest pork producer and consumer, placed its largest order for U.S. por... Read More