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NCBA Statement on the Introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act in the U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester Wednesday issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: ... Read More

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

WASHINGTON– U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tuesday announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy prod... Read More

Statement by Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson on Senate Farm Bill

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota welcomed farm bill text released by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry last week. In a statement on the eve of Committee markup, Peterson applauded the ... Read More

Tall Fescue Challenges Can Be Managed

Across the Southeast, beef cattle are knee-deep in tall fescue now, generating concerns of fescue toxicosis. It's an age-old ailment that's known to produce rough hair coats, heat stress, suppressed appetite, poor growth and reduced calving rates. ... Read More

Trump's Canadian Dairy Problem

OMAHA (DTN) -- President Donald Trump's tirade on Twitter over the weekend aimed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has elevated dairy trade between the two countries to the top political issue in Canada. Dairy was once considered a lower-run... Read More

CDC Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Poultry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating several multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. As of June 1, 2018, 124 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salm... Read More

Newport Laboratories is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim

DULUTH, Ga. (June 12, 2018) — Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is excited to announce that Newport Laboratories, Inc. in Worthington, Minnesota, is officially part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s animal health business unit. Newport Laboratories enhances ... Read More

World Pork Expo Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation, Education, Netowrking

More than 20,000 U.S. pork producers and other pork enthusiasts, including more than 1,000 guests from locations outside the United States, gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, this week for NPPC’s 30th annual World Pork Expo. NPPC President Jim Heimer... Read More

New Tax Law Changes How Farm Losses Treated

The ag economy isn't great and many producers are struggling to break even. In the past, farmers accepted losses and even looked at them as opportunities. Having good and bad years is just part of the rollercoaster called farming. However, the new ta... Read More

U.S. can sell pork to Mexico through import quota, despite tariffs

U.S. producers can sell pork legs and shoulders to Mexico via an import quota despite retaliatory measures taken this week after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, the Mexican government said on Thursday. Mexico pub... Read More

VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo Expected to be the Largest to Date

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) will take place in Grand Island, Neb., July 1-7 at Fonner Park. The event is expected to be the largest JNHE to date and is hosted by the National Junior Hereford Association (... Read More

Public Informational Meeting to Discuss Water Right Change Applications

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A public informational meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21, to discuss the applications submitted by the cities of Hays and Russell to change the use made of water, points of diversions, and places of use for the R9 Ranch w... Read More

Strong April for U.S. Red Meat Exports, Including New Volume Record for Pork

April exports of U.S. pork, beef and lamb were sharply higher than a year ago in both volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports set a new volume record, fueled by tremen... Read More

World Meat Congress Gives Nebraska Producers Global Perspective on Trade

LINCOLN, Neb. —  Trade talk dominated the World Meat Congress as more than 700 attendees from more than 40 different countries met in Dallas, Texas from May 30–June 1 to discuss the obstacles producers are facing. Ed Lammers, of Hartington, N... Read More