NIFA Publishes Report on Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

NIFA Publishes Report on Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

Since 2010, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) has served the needs of food animal veterinarians and stakeholders in animal agriculture across the nation by supporting veterinary educational debt repayment in return for veterinarians’ services in designated, high priority, shortage situations. In this time,…
Drop in Farm Income Projected

Drop in Farm Income Projected

Nebraska net farm income this year is projected to be $6.0 billion according to a report by the Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center at the University of Missouri in collaboration with the Center for Agricultural Profitability at the University of Nebraska. If accurate, income will decline $1.2 billion…
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Dakota Dairy Herd

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Dakota Dairy Herd

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (DANR) and the Animal Industry Board (AIB) have received confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) of the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a dairy cattle herd in South Dakota. This is the first…
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

WHEAT: This month’s supply and demand outlook for 2023/24 U.S. wheat is for lowersupplies, reduced domestic use, unchanged exports, and higher ending stocks. Suppliesare tightened with a reduction in projected imports by 5 million bushels to 140 million on aslower-than-expected import pace, primarily for Hard Red Winter. Domestic consumptionis forecast…
Sjeklocha spearheads new rodeo initiatives for Rural Radio Network 

Sjeklocha spearheads new rodeo initiatives for Rural Radio Network 

A familiar voice has returned to the Rural Radio Network (RRN), as the Network expands its coverage of rodeo.   Rebel Sjeklocha joined the Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA) broadcast team as a podcast host and multimedia producer with a special emphasis on rodeo and western life.  “We're thrilled to welcome…
King Ranch®, Inc. Announces Strategic Investment into Cobalt Cattle

King Ranch®, Inc. Announces Strategic Investment into Cobalt Cattle

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--King Ranch, Inc. announced today that it has acquired a 50% stake in CobaltCattle, the nation’s fourth-largest cattle feeding operation with six feedyards in Colorado, Kansas and Texas. “We are excited about this opportunity and what it means for King Ranch’s long-term commitment to the beef industry,” said Robert…