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Senators Calling for House-Passed ELD Mandate Delay

Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas and North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp are spearheading a bipartisan effort to make sure the Electronic Logging Device mandate for livestock haulers is delayed one year. A group of Senators wrote to Major... Read More

October another Stellar Month for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

U.S. pork exports remained ahead of last year’s record volume pace, and beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time, according to October export results released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federa... Read More

Reeve, Downy elected to KLA leadership positions

WICHITA, Kan. — Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) elected Garden City cattle feeder and farmer Lee Reeve as president during the group’s annual business meeting December 1 in Wichita. The membership chose Barb Downey, a rancher fr... Read More

FFAR Awards Grant to Food Marketing Institute Foundation and Animal Agriculture Alliance

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation and Animal Agriculture Alliance... Read More

FSIS Official Counters Brazil Talk of Reopening US market to Brazil Beef

A Brazilian meat executive caused a stir Nov. 28 when he told Reuters that his company Minerva, SA is getting ready to resume exports of fresh beef to the U.S. as early as the first quarter of 2018. USDA officials, however, have dismissed the idea a... Read More

International Promotions Help U.S. Lamb Industry

While the majority of American Lamb is consumed in the US market, the American Lamb Board (ALB) also works with the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to monitor trade issues, seek opportunities, and fund educational activities and promotions in key e... Read More

Research creates way to protect pigs from PRRS during reproduction

MANHATTAN — In the words of Kansas State University researcher Raymond "Bob" Rowland, his latest work is helping to eradicate a devastating swine disease. The disease is caused by the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or PRRS, vir... Read More

UNL conducts Sand Hills study

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The one-two punch of extreme drought and the worst wildfire year on record in the Sand Hills five years ago sparked fears that the grass-covered region would be reduced to a dust bowl of drifting dunes. But the tipping point d... Read More

Pig Farmers Pay It Forward Ham by Ham

DES MOINES, IOWA – Nov. 28, 2017 – Today, the National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to support the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign in Central Iow... Read More

Producers get paid for safety performance

GREELEY, Colo. — Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) members lead the livestock industry in their commitment to creating a safe workplace for their employees. Since the group’s inception in 2001, the CLA Safety Group Program has helped group m... Read More

Exploring a World without Food Animals

What would happen if U.S. farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? Some have called for a move in that direction to address increasing concerns about U.S. health, eating habits, and climate change. Researchers at USDA's A... Read More

Securing Nebraska’s Pork Industry from a Disease Crisis

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association with support from the National Pork Board and Nebraska Department of Agriculture invite pork producers, veterinarians, and stakeholders to attend a Foot and Mouth Disease Crisis Tabletop workshop in West Point ... Read More

USDA Microloans Help Farmers Purchase Farmland, Improve Property

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering farm ownership microloans, creating a financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans are especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veterans looking f... Read More

Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in CERCLA, EPCRA Reporting Mandate

WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2017) -- Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to the DC Circuit Court’s decision to stay a mandate that agricultural entities file reports unde... Read More