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International Promotions Help U.S. Lamb Industry

While the majority of American Lamb is consumed in the US market, the American Lamb Board (ALB) also works with the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to monitor trade issues, seek opportunities, and fund educational activities and promotions in key e... Read More

Kansas Exercises Animal Disease Response Preparedness

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture held a tabletop exercise on Tuesday, Nov. 28, as the first stage of the state’s annual emergency preparedness exercise. This year’s exercise, named Phoenix, will continue Dec. 18–20, 201... Read More

Research creates way to protect pigs from PRRS during reproduction

MANHATTAN — In the words of Kansas State University researcher Raymond "Bob" Rowland, his latest work is helping to eradicate a devastating swine disease. The disease is caused by the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or PRRS, vir... Read More

UNL conducts Sand Hills study

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The one-two punch of extreme drought and the worst wildfire year on record in the Sand Hills five years ago sparked fears that the grass-covered region would be reduced to a dust bowl of drifting dunes. But the tipping point d... Read More

Pig Farmers Pay It Forward Ham by Ham

DES MOINES, IOWA – Nov. 28, 2017 – Today, the National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to support the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign in Central Iow... Read More

Producers get paid for safety performance

GREELEY, Colo. — Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) members lead the livestock industry in their commitment to creating a safe workplace for their employees. Since the group’s inception in 2001, the CLA Safety Group Program has helped group m... Read More

Exploring a World without Food Animals

What would happen if U.S. farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? Some have called for a move in that direction to address increasing concerns about U.S. health, eating habits, and climate change. Researchers at USDA's A... Read More

Securing Nebraska’s Pork Industry from a Disease Crisis

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association with support from the National Pork Board and Nebraska Department of Agriculture invite pork producers, veterinarians, and stakeholders to attend a Foot and Mouth Disease Crisis Tabletop workshop in West Point ... Read More

USDA Microloans Help Farmers Purchase Farmland, Improve Property

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering farm ownership microloans, creating a financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans are especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veterans looking f... Read More

Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in CERCLA, EPCRA Reporting Mandate

WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2017) -- Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to the DC Circuit Court’s decision to stay a mandate that agricultural entities file reports unde... Read More

Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska Prepare for Annual Meeting

Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) will be hosting their Twelfth Annual Meeting in Valentine, NE, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Niobrara Lodge. The day starts at 10 a.m. with registration. At 11 a.m., the ICON Board of Directo... Read More

Tyson Building New Tennessee Plant; Kansas on Hold

Tyson Foods announced it will build a chicken-processing plant in western Tennessee. A Drovers’ report says the plant will be up and running by 2019 and will provide more than 1,500 new jobs. The $300 million plant will be built in the city of H... Read More

(Video) Ag Groups Celebrate Livestock Development

"Putting the Pieces Together" was the theme of the 2017 Alliance For the Future of Ag (AFAN) and We Support Ag (WSA) Annual Meeting. "We focused on building our resources," said AFAN/WSA executive director Kristen Hassebrook of the 2017 year.  "T... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Announce Young Cattlemen's Conference Class of 2018

Nebraska Cattlemen announced the 2018 class of the Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC). YCC nominees were accepted from throughout the state and selected by committee to participate in the two-year leadership program. The Class of 2018 includes: A... Read More