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American Egg Board Celebrates World Egg Day 2018

The American Egg Board (AEB) is highlighting the U.S. egg industry's commitment to sustainable nutrition on World Egg Day, October 12, under the global campaign theme "Protein for Life." "Protein for Life" refers to the quality of nutrition that e... Read More

Asia Trade Mission Offers Valuable Market Insights on Pork

A recent trade mission to Asia by the National Pork Board International Marketing Committee built lasting relationships with international customers and elevated U.S. pork as the global protein of choice. The Pork Checkoff team toured Singapore, Viet... Read More

Blockchain Record Keeping – Not Just a Fad

Blockchain record keeping is more than just a fad – it’s something leaders at the world’s largest food companies have decided is the future of their businesses. And that means your farm or ranch may be adopting it in the very near future. Th... Read More

Scotts Bluff County 4-H State Fair Results 2018

4-H members from across the state demonstrated their skills and hard work at the Nebraska State Fair August 24 through September 3 in Grand Island. The State Fair is the premier showcase for 4-Hers to share what they have learned and worked on in 4-H... Read More

Effort to feed seaweed to burping cows gets research boost

An effort to mitigate the effects of livestock operations on climate change is getting a boost in the form of a $50,000 research grant. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is giving the $50,000 grant to Elm Innovations and the Univers... Read More

Central Idaho sheep ranchers persist amid change

On a recent Friday morning in September, rancher John Peavey stood waiting outside Wood River Welding on Main Street in Bellevue. His flock, the 2,800 ewes of the Flat Top Sheep Co., was waiting, too, 10 miles south of town. Peavey's trailer broke an... Read More

NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules

WASHINGTON - At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers. ... Read More

Most Americans Want to Get to Know a Farmer--and Even Live on a Farm

The fall season is a time for friends and families to reconnect with one another, usually around a holiday meal where discussions and even friendly debates are part of the occasion. According to a recent survey from Undeniably Dairy, a campaign by th... Read More

Canada Veterinary University Receives 20,000 Acre Donation

Canada’s University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine has received a substantial gift to continue its mission. A father and daughter duo have donated an entire working ranch and 1,000 head of cattle to the university. The Calgary Her... Read More

KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Uruguay

In September, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Uruguay, where Kansas purebred beef cattle producers had the opportunity to research and develop new markets for beef genetics. They attended Expo Prado, the most p... Read More

EU set to clear start of talks to boost U.S. beef imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries are on the verge of agreeing to start negotiations with the United States to allow more U.S. beef into Europe, in what could be a major move to defuse transatlantic trade tensions. The European Commiss... Read More

Holding Time for Feedstuffs May Reduce Swine Disease Risk

DES MOINES, IOWA, Oct. 9, 2018 – The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have crystallized the U.S. pork industry’s focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from cos... Read More

Kansas Forest Service, fire officials say state’s wildfire suppression capabilities inadequate

An audit of state agency responses to two recent wildfires in Kansas showed that the state’s wildfire suppression training and mitigation programs do not sufficiently prepare the state for wildfire response, according to Kansas State Forester, Larr... Read More

August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights; Pork Export Value Still under Pressure

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August pork exports were fairly steady with last year... Read More