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Center for Consumer Freedom takes on alt-meat ingredients

The Center for Consumer Freedom is taking on the idea that plant-based meat products are healthier than traditional meats from animals. The CCF began running full-page ads in two of the nation’s biggest publications, the Wall Street Journal and ... Read More

Herbicides, bugs on plant strategies wrestle tenacious invasive weed

Cheyenne area rancher Nina Haas walked slowly in the range grass, lush from summer rain, looking down at Dalmatian toadflax plants, and stopped. Something had grabbed her attention, and she went down to one knee for a closer look. “There,” she... Read More

Farm/Ranch Tours Proving Effective for Showcasing Benefits of US Lamb with Chefs

U.S. consumer food choices are often sparked by creative chefs many years before they become mainstream. Examples are ethnic flavor fusion, local foods and sustainable options. Getting US lamb in favor with the right chefs is a cornerstone foodservic... Read More

Apply to be a Bacon Intern! - Friday Five (August 16, 2019)

We found the 'pig'ture perfect internship, and we're not 'bacon' it up either! Restaurant chain Farmer Boys is looking to hire its first-ever bacon intern. The intern will be tasked with tasting the restaurant's bacon-packed menu items for a full ... Read More

Trading Bits & Bytes (8-16-19)

Aaron Bertels with Crossroads Marketing joins us for this weeks addition of Trading Bits & Bytes. Bertels talks about the effects of WASDE, the weather, Japan & China & how cattle took a wild ride. Read More

Cambodia, Vietnam join APHIS swine fever list

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has added Cambodia to the list of regions affected by African swine fever (ASF). On April 3, 2019, the Cambodian veterinary authorities re... Read More

Tyson wants fewer government inspectors in one of its beef plants. Food safety advocates are raising alarms.

Tyson, one of the country’s largest meatpackers, is petitioning the Trump administration to reduce the number of government inspectors at a Kansas beef plant — a proposal that has raised alarms among some consumer and food safety advocates, who f... Read More

America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Final Four Announced

The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists vying to be named America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs following the We CareSM ethical principles and who is com... Read More

Cattle producers concerned about effects from Tyson fire

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — A fire which indefinitely closed a Tyson meat processing plant in Holcomb could disrupt already strained processing operations, sparking fears from cattle producers who braced for tumbling market prices. Tyson has said it wi... Read More

Horses, livestock restricted at NCTA campus

Horses and other livestock will be restricted from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture campus and farm premises until after Labor Day, school officials said Tuesday. The measure is precautionary due to a confirmed case of vesicular stomati... Read More

K-State Beef Stocker field day set for Sept. 19

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among the topics planned for the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field ... Read More

KLA: Cattle Industry Will Feel The Loss Of Tyson Plant At Holcomb`

Fed cattle processing capacity will be strained to handle record available supplies after a fire August 9 closed the Tyson beef plant at Holcomb. The plant operated at about 6,000 head of fed cattle per day, leaving a shortfall in the national packin... Read More

U of Neb. Cow Symposium Aug. 20th & 22nd

The 20th annual University of Nebraska–Lincoln Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (GSL) Open House will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. In addition, the University of Nebraska Cow Symposium will be held on August 20th in Ord and 22nd in Norf... Read More

Tyson will pay employees while Holcomb plant closed

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that has temporarily shut down the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb. Investigators say the fire Friday night started in the box shop near the area where animals ar... Read More