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Beef Checkoff connects students with beef farmer

New York Beef Council with the support of Iowa Beef Council and the Beef Checkoff hosted two virtual field trips for high school culinary classrooms involved in the ProStart program. Tim Pallokat, own... Read More

American Farmland Trust Partners with Smithfield Brand, Farmland to Save the Land that Sustains Us

Today, American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, announces its partnership with Farmland, maker of high-quality, popular consumer goods such as bacon and sausage, to save farmland and ranchland. No... Read More

(Video) Friday Five - Thanksgiving Special (November 16, 2018)

Hannah Borg and Alex Voichoskie are especially excited for the upcoming holiday! (So much so, they feature TWO stories this week link Thanksgiving  to agriculture.) In the Thanksgiving edition of Friday Five, learn more about UNL's Beef Industry ... Read More

(Video) Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from ... Read More

Lower Income Continues to Pressure Farm Finances

Farm income and credit conditions continued to deteriorate in the third quarter of 2018, according to a Federal Reserve Bank survey. The Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions shows more than half of bankers reported lower farm in... Read More

Banding Challenge

QUESTION: Last fall, we banded a bull and later found we missed one testicle. We rebanded him, and he became lame on one leg. He fell over and just laid there. We cut the band after about 5 minutes, but he died an hour later. What do you think happe... Read More

Turkey Prices at Ten Year Low

Ahead of Thanksgiving, turkey prices have hit a ten-year low. A report by Purdue University estimates turkey prices this year for Thanksgiving will average $1.45 per pound. Jayson Lusk, a professor and department head of Purdue's Department of Agr... Read More

Field to Market, Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announce new capability for farmers to quantify stewardship

DENVER/PRNewswire/ -- Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announced the forthcoming availability of Field to Market's sustainability metrics within the new Truterra™ Insights Engine from Land O'Lakes ... Read More

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods ... Read More

R-CALF USA Substantiates Claims the NCBA calls

 In a recent statement, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) took exception to claims made by R-CALF USA regarding its beef checkoff litigation, calling those claims "phony allegations." R-CALF USA's CEO Bill Bullard stated in their... Read More

National Pork Board and U.S. Meat Export Federation to Partner on Pork 2040

DES MOINES, IOWA – Nov. 13, 2018 – The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040. The stu... Read More