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Cargill to Sell Remaining Two Feed Yards in Colorado and Kansas to Green Plains Inc.

Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feed yards at Leoti, Kan., and Yuma, Colo., to Omaha-based Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer with existing feed yards at Kismet, Kan., and Hereford, Texas. The transac... Read More

Court Decision Could Trigger Ammonia Emission Reporting

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down a 2008 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation that exempted livestock operations from reporting emissions of certain substances, such as ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, un... Read More

50 Students from Nebraska, Western Iowa Awarded 2017 AKSARBEN Horatio Alger State Scholarship

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced the 50 recipi... Read More

LRP-Lamb Sales to Resume Today, April 24

Sales of the LRP-Lamb plan of insurance will resume on Monday, April 24. Sales were suspended due to the lack of Livestock Mandatory Reporting price information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service in early 2016, a... Read More

WI State Lawmaker: Canada Doesn't Grasp Urgency of Milk Crisis

A Wisconsin state lawmaker says Canadian officials don't appear to have a sense of urgency about helping dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers who face going out of business after a change in Canada's domestic pricing policy evaporated demand for U.S. mi... Read More

Nebraska Chicken and Egg Numbers

Lincoln, Neb. April 21, 2017 -- All layers in Nebraska during March 2017 totaled 8.42 million, down from 8.74 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during March totaled... Read More

(AUDIO) United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.9 million head on April 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above April 1, 2016. The inventory included 7.23 milli... Read More

KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Argentina

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in an agricultural trade mission to Argentina. Tentatively, the mission will take place July 24-30, 2017. The goal of this mission is to provide an opportunity for Kansas pure... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces 2017 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award Recipient

(Lincoln) Friday,  Governor Pete Ricketts joined Sand County Foundation, the Nebraska Cattlemen, Cargill, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust to announce K & W Farms as the recipient of the 2017 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®. The ... Read More

National March Milk Production up 1.8 Percent, NE and KS Higher

Milk production in the 23 major States during March totaled 17.5 billion pounds, up 1.8 percent from March 2016. February revised production at 15.6 billion pounds, was down 1.2 percent from February 2016. However, production was 2.3 percent above la... Read More

Workshop Discusses National Bio-Surveillance System for US Swine Industry

Last week, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, along with the National Pork Board (NPB) and the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), hosted a workshop to discuss the de... Read More

Managing Soapweed, Yucca, In SW Nebraska Pastures

Yucca is a native perennial plant throughout much of southwest Nebraska. Yucca density can be as high as 2000 plants per acre. The high density can severely reduce quality and quantity of forage for livestock and wildlife. Yuccas are hardy plants and... Read More

NMPF Statement in Response to Canadian Ambassador’s Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute

“It’s absurd for the Canadian government to assert there is no relationship between its new Class 7 policy and the lost U.S. milk sales there. When customers in Canada, who have been purchasing milk products from American suppliers for years, sud... Read More

Angus Juniors ‘Raise the Bar’ in Ames, Iowa

Angus juniors have the opportunity to travel the country with the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) and learn from knowledgeable experts in the beef cattle business. Most recently, NJAA members met April 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa, to participate... Read More