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Quinter Ranch To Host KLA/K-State Ranch  Field Day Monday

Tyler and Kassie Remington will host Monday's (8/13) KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day on their ranch near Quinter. The family grows feed for their cowherd on irrigated and dryland acreage, including cover crops and annual fora... Read More

Angus Genetics Inc. Hires Geneticist

The American Angus Association® and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) welcome Dr. Duc Lu as a newly named research geneticist for the cattle industry’s leading genetic evaluation center.  In his position, Dr. Lu will analyze AGI’s delivery of weekly ... Read More

Organic Dairy Farmers Vow to Compete in Changing Industry

FAIRFIELD, Iowa - Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic mar... Read More

White House Thanksgiving Turkey to Come From South Dakota

HURON, S.D. (AP) — The White House's annual Thanksgiving turkey for the first time is set to come from South Dakota. KELO-AM reports that the finalist turkeys are getting fattened up in a special facility at a Beadle County farm. South Dakota Po... Read More

NPPC Jumps Into North Carolina Lawsuit Gag Order Battle

The National Pork Producers Council and the North Carolina Pork Council filed a court brief in support of lifting a judge’s gag order related to nuisance lawsuits filed against more than two dozen hog farms. Judge Earl Britt of the Eastern U.S. Dis... Read More

Drought Hits Missouri Cattle

Dry Conditions Force Cattle Producers to Scramble for Alternative Feed Sources OMAHA (DTN) -- Brittany Wilbanks doesn't need to look at the U.S. Drought Monitor map to know it is extremely dry in Missouri this growing season. Wilbanks and her ... Read More

Meat Processors Contend With Glut

Tariff and trade policies are also affecting supplies of beef and pork. Record levels of beef, pork and chicken coming to market are cutting into profits for the biggest U.S. meat processing companies. Companies like Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgr... Read More

Flexibility for Livestock Haulers

Nebraska ag producers are good stewards of our state’s natural resources and responsibly manage 45.2 million acres of farm and ranchland. Because of our state’s landscape, we are home to a livestock industry that contributes $12.1 billion to the ... Read More

U.S. Poultry Gains New Market Access in Morocco

(Washington, DC, August 7, 2018) – 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 commercial imports of U.S. poultry meat and products ... Read More

Tremendous First Half for U.S. Beef Exports; Pork Exports Still ahead of 2017 Pace

Strong June results capped a huge first half of 2018 for U.S. beef exports, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). June pork exports were lower than a year ago for the second consecutive month, but... Read More

Cattlemen Wrap Up Summer Business Meeting

More than 700 of the nation’s cattle industry leaders wrapped up another successful Summer Business Meeting in Denver today, with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s board of directors formally adopting policy positions on issues like i... Read More

Family farrier business receives District Award

Crawford - On a grassy hill, where the Ponderosa pines break away sits the Butler Professional Farrier School of Crawford. The school was recently named as a winner of the 2018 Third District Excellence in Economic Development awarded by Congressm... Read More

For 2nd Time in 10 Days, New York Farmer Killed by Bull

COVINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 72-year-old man has died after being struck by a bull on a farm in western New York. Troopers say Roy C. Bell of Perry died Thursday at a farm on Simmons Road in Covington, 30 miles southwest of Rocheste... Read More

Jury Tells Pork Giant to Pay $473.5M in Nuisance Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury decided Friday that the world's largest pork producer should pay $473.5 million to neighbors of three North Carolina industrial-scale hog farms for unreasonable nuisances they suffered from odors, flies and rumbl... Read More