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Pork Checkoff seeks #RealPigFarming student team

The National Pork Board is seeking applicants for the 2019 student social forces team. The applications are open now through July 8 at Pork.org/SocialForces. The social forces team will advocate fo... Read More

EU seals deal to boost U.S. beef imports: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed a deal to allow U.S. farmers a larger share of Europe’s beef market, EU sources and diplomats said, in a move that could help to defuse transatlantic trade tensions. The deal will result in the ... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Recognizes 2019 Retail Value Steer Challenge Winners

The annual Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC) winners were honored at the NC Foundation lunch on June 5 during the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting in Columbus. The RVSC is the primary fundraiser for NC ... Read More

Rancher Refutes Impossible Burger Criticisms of Regenerative Grazing, Invites CEO to Leave His Lab and Visit a Real Farm

Will Harris, a fourth-generation farmer-rancher in Bluffton, Georgia, called out Impossible Burger for claims the company made today that regenerative grazing is "not sustainable at scale," and that grassfed beef "generates more GHGs than feedlot bee... Read More

Producer Comments Needed for USDA Study on Payment Protection

When a livestock dealer’s check bounces, should the farmer or rancher who raised the cattle be able to get them back?    USDA wants to hear from the livestock industry regarding potential changes to priority in livestock dealer default situatio... Read More

Man pleads not guilty in cattle deaths, neglect

GENEVA, Neb. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to theft and other charges in connection with the discovery of hundreds of dead, ailing or neglected cattle at his farm in southern Nebraska's Fillmore County. Court records say Aaron ... Read More

American Angus Association names Mark McCully CEO

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The American Angus Association announced Mark McCully as chief executive officer. McCully will start his role June 10. As CEO, he will lead the Association and serve as the vice chairman for each of the Association’s entities: A... Read More

North Korea says it's fighting swine fever with quarantine

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said today (Wednesday)  it is actively fighting the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever weeks after it reported an outbreak near its border with China. The North's official Rodong Sinmun new... Read More

U.S. Pork Producers Seek Main Course, Not Crumbs

Expanding U.S. export markets is vital to the success of American pork producers, but trade disputes with some of our top markets, most notably China, are hampering growth and have caused severe financial harm to U.S. hog farmers, National Pork Produ... Read More

2019 Nebraska Beef Ambassador Contest Winners

LINCOLN, NE (June 11, 2019) - The Nebraska Cattlemen's NCW Consumer Promotion and Education committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Nebraska Beef Ambassador Contest held June 4, in Columbus. The Nebraska Beef Ambassador Program provi... Read More

ICON: Legislature wants accurate dairy labels,  should include meat too

State senators encouraged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to mandate accurate labels for milk and dairy products, in one of the last acts of the first session of the 106th Legislature. The use of the terms milk, yogurt, butter, ice cream, and... Read More