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CME Group declares victory over cattle market volatility

CHICAGO (Reuters) - CME Group Inc (CME.O) plans no further moves to reduce volatility in its cattle futures market, after making a series of changes to rein in wild price swings that drove away hedgers, a managing director said on Wednesday. Over th... Read More

USDA’s Anne Dawson to Receive USMEF Distinguished Service Award

Anne Dawson, senior trade advisor for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has been named the recipient of the U.S. Meat Export Federation's (USMEF) 2017 Distinguished Service Award. The award, which recognizes an individual for his or her lea... Read More

PLC, NCBA Praise Mark-up of National Monument Creation and Protection Act

WASHINGTON –  The Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today praised Chairman Rob Bishop and the House Natural Resources Committee for marking-up H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act. H.R. 3390 w... Read More

R-CALF USA to Hold Meetings in Nebraska

Bill Bullard, R-CALF CEO and Tatum Lee, R-CALF Development Director will be in Nebraska next week having 2 meetings! October 19th in Valentine, NE ---Rollover Auction benefiting R-CALF USA. Calf donated by Kenny & Roxie Fox---MEETING to follo... Read More

Animal ID Pushback

In the wake of seven, day-long meetings across the country to assess and receive comments on its current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) regulation, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) received strong pushback over the veracit... Read More

Funding Available for Pasture Management and Infrastructure

LINCOLN, Neb.  – Producers in 15 counties in south central and southeastern Nebraska may apply for funding to help improve grasslands for grazing and wildlife. Through the Grassland Bird Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Reso... Read More

K-State Swine Day scheduled for Nov. 16

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, featuring updates on more than 50 research projects that have been conducted in the past year. The registration fee for this year’s Swine Day... Read More

National Pork Board Teams with Hick Hop Innovator Cowboy Troy to Celebrate Pork Chops

Des Moines – Oct. 9, 2017 – Nothing gets your toes tapping better than a song about food. You may have had your Cheeseburger in Paradise, with American Pie for dessert and washed it down with a Pina Colada, but the pork chop has been missin... Read More

Kansas State Hires Sheep Extension Specialist

Dr. Alison Crane has been hired as assistant professor and extension sheep and meat goat specialist for the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. Crane received her bachelor's degree from Berry College, her master's i... Read More

Students: Apply by Oct. 25 for Pork Mentorship Program

Choosing a career path can be difficult. In a world full of occupational options, it is helpful to receive a little guidance along the way. That’s why the Nebraska Pork Producers Association is extending help to college-age students who apply to pa... Read More

American Dairy Industry Wants True Free-Trade with Canada

The fourth round of negotiations to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement take place next week in Washington. Jim Mulhern, CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, says negotiators are planning to put forth proposals on dairy policy and ... Read More

Animal Agriculture Alliance highlights industry’s commitment to continuous improvement

October 5, 2017 – Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance released its 2017 Advances in Animal Ag report highlighting the industry’s commitment to continuous improvement in animal care, responsible antibiotic use, environmental sustainability a... Read More

Statement from the Oklahoma Beef Council Board of Directors Relating to Melissa Morton’s Embezzlement

(October 4, 2017, Oklahoma City) The Oklahoma Beef Council (OBC) is led by a voluntary board of beef and dairy producers, so we understand and appreciate the concerns recently expressed by some producers.  In July 2016, OBC discovered one of its emp... Read More

Farmers Union and Cattlemen’s Association Urge USDA to Finalize Farmer Fair Practices Rule

WASHINGTON – In less than three weeks, a rule to protect family farmers and ranchers from the worst abuses of concentrated markets will go into effect, barring any setbacks from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. On the heels of a listening se... Read More