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Stephenson receives award from the Society for Range Management

Dr. Mitchell Stephenson of Scottsbluff, Neb., received an Outstanding Young Range Professional Award at the Society for Range Management’s (SRM) 71st Annual Meeting, Technical Training, and Trade Show in Sparks, Nevada which concluded earlier this ... Read More

Randy White, Dinah Johnston Earn 2018 Herdsman of the Year Award

Randy White and Dinah Johnston were selected by their peers as cowinners of the American Angus Association® 2018 Herdsman of the Year. The award recognizes the exhibitor who has done the best job during the past year preparing and displaying their ... Read More

ALB Exploring New Ways to Promote Lamb

The American Lamb Checkoff is starting 2018 strong with the 10th annual Lamb Lovers Month promotion for February. This digital promotion and contest continues the new overall lamb positioning, Feed Your Adventurous Side. The American Lamb Board is re... Read More

Aggies offer weekend horse clinic

CURTIS, Neb. – Spectators can stop by a reining and horsemanship clinic in Curtis this weekend as college students gain tips on working with their equine counterparts.                                 Professional cli... Read More

Beef Checkoff Launches New Producer Ad Campaign

In February, a new producer-directed advertising campaign called “Open Doors” launched for the beef checkoff. The cattle-ranching Soucie family of Cambridge, Nebraska, are featured in the national ads. The “Open Doors” concept was born fro... Read More

Hands named 2018 Stockman of the Year

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas cattleman Sam Hands will be recognized by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council on Thursday, March 1 as the 2018 Stockman of the Year. The award will be presented during the annual Stockmen’s Dinner beginning at 6 p.... Read More

York and Seward County Leaders Tour Dairy Farms

Lincoln-Community leaders from York and Seward counties in Nebraska were treated to dairy tours on January 25. The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) and the Nebraska State Dairy Association (NSDA) hosted the tour of Beavers Da... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Welcome Senator Fischer's Position as New Chair of Livestock Subcommittee

LINCOLN, NE - Nebraska Cattlemen would like to congratulate Senator Deb Fischer on her appointment as Chair of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security within the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. This subcommittee ove... Read More

National Dairy FARM Program Now Compliant with International Standards Organization

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Dairy FARM Program is now the first livestock animal care program in the world to be recognized internationally for its industry-leading animal welfare standards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) affirmed this ... Read More

USDA and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Work Jointly to Meet Industry’s Environmental Stewardship Goals

(Washington, D.C., February 14, 2018) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to jointly promot... Read More

Cattle infected with bovine TB traced to Michigan farm

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials say bovine tuberculosis has been detected in a western Michigan cattle herd. The state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says two cattle that tested positive at a processing facility were traced to a... Read More

Kansas bill opens doors to poultry operations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas bill receiving widespread support would allow the expansion of confined chicken growing operations within proximity to residential areas. The Senate bill was endorsed Monday by two of the state's largest agriculture ... Read More

South Korea Driving Recent Surge in U.S. Beef/Pork Exports

For the past year, South Korea has been one of the top global markets for U.S. beef and pork exports. The South Korean director for the U.S. Meat Export Federation says the American beef industry has been very successful in restoring consumer confide... Read More

Hands named 2018 Stockman of the Year

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas cattleman Sam Hands will be recognized by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council on Thursday, March 1 as the 2018 Stockman of the Year. The award will be presented during the annual Stockmen’s Dinner beginning at 6 p.... Read More