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Livestock producers pleased with Bernhardt confirmation

Ethan Lane, senior executive director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, said the confirmation of David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior is good news for livestock producers. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with... Read More

2017 Census of Agriculture shows Wyoming 6th in farm related income

Diversification in agriculture is working for Wyoming ag producers. In Wyoming, agriculture did better in farm-related income than most states in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which was released Thursday, April 11. Nationally, the total value of... Read More

Rabobank says ASF will create protein shortfall

Production losses from African Swine Fever have exceeded initial estimates. When you combine the shortfalls in China with those in the rest of Asia where the disease has popped up, Rabobank says there are both challenges and opportunities for protein... Read More

USDA Announces Emergency Grazing on CRP Acres in Iowa

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Amanda De Jong today announced that effective immediately, emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is approved in Iowa through May 14, 2019. The authorization was grant... Read More

Federal Disaster Aid for NE is Uncertain -- Friday Five

Farm broadcasters Bryce and Alex recap agriculture news for the second week in April in the latest edition of Friday Five. 5 - April is recognized as National Soy Foods Month. Soybeans are 80 percent meal and 20 percent oil. The meal is used f... Read More

Pork Checkoff Acknowledges “Tough Decision” to Cancel World Pork Expo

The National Pork Board today offered a statement of support to the National Pork Producers Council as it took the extremely rare step to cancel the 2019 World Pork Expo scheduled June 5-7, 2019, in Des Moines. “We completely understand that to ... Read More

South Africa reports farm outbreak of African swine fever: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the South African agriculture ministry... Read More

Dairy safety net program expected in June

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An insurance program to help hard-pressed dairy farmers is expected to be ready for enrollment in June, the U.S. Farm Service Agency says, but farmers say it won't tackle the underlying challenges they face. Dairy farmers ... Read More

R-CALF USA Praises Beef Checkoff Reform Legislation

Last week, legislation was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate to reform the most prominent government subsidy program in the U.S. cattle industry - the national beef checkoff program, which generates about $80 million annually from government-ma... Read More

KLF scholarship application deadline approaching

TOPEKA, Kan. — The deadline to apply for Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) scholarships is April 20. Students pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field, including veterinary medicine, should check out the availability and requirements he... Read More

No Easy Answer for Preventing Losses To Scours

QUESTION: We had a very bad cold, wet snap with lots of snow, ice and rain right in the middle of calving season. Several calves started scouring, and we treated them with scour boluses and penicillin. We lost four of them. We have not had any more ... Read More

Canada: Why agricultural groups fiercely oppose the carbon tax

When the Pan-Canadian Approach to Pricing Carbon Pollution was announced in October 2016, it was met with passionate responses, from supporters and those in opposition. Agricultural groups were quick to dismiss the announcement, condemning the fed... Read More

Kansas agroterrorism lab raises questions amid delays

Against the hum of backhoes and bulldozers, a fortress of concrete and steel buildings gradually rises on the north end of Kansas State University's campus. The top-level federal biocontainment laboratory is designed to study the most infectious, ... Read More

Livestock Neglect Investigated in Fillmore County

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska Brand Committee, the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating a reported case of livestock neglect in Fillmore County. Investigators have served a sear... Read More