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U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field as FDA Makes Regulatory Land Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Already bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation against American agriculture, U.S. pork producers now face additional headwinds in the form of a regulatory land grab by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The National P... Read More

Researchers find a sweet spot for preserving bacon

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University researchers are sweet on a recent study in which they found that naturally smoked sugar helps to extend the shelf life of frozen bacon. They tested bacon that had been frozen for up to 120 days to find o... Read More

Smithfield permitted for $12 million expansion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of Sioux Falls' largest employers is getting bigger. Smithfield Foods has received a city permit to build a $12.5 million holding barn addition at its meat processing plant. The Argus Leader says Smithfield receive... Read More

Pork Checkoff Announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces

DES MOINES, IOWA – July 11, 2018 –The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their stron... Read More

SCOTUS Nominee Upheld Mandatory  COOL for Beef

Billings, Mont. - President Trump announced his nominee to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In 2014, Kavanaugh... Read More

May Beef Exports Shatter Record While Pork Exports Go Lower

U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May, while also significantly increasing year-over-year in volume. That’s according to new data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. May pork exports were lower, althou... Read More

Study looks at cow’s adaptability to drought, heat stress

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University researchers say they are making steady progress on a study that will help define how water intake relates to a cow’s ability to adapt to drought or heat stress. Megan Rolf, an assistant professor of anim... Read More

NCBA on Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh:

WASHINGTON - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager tonight released the following statement in response to President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: “President T... Read More

China Tariff on U.S. Pork Now Tops 60 Percent

China’s implementation of tariffs on U.S. products means U.S. pork faces a 62 percent tariff level. The National Pork Producers Council responded that U.S. pork farmers now face large financial losses and contraction because of escalating trade dis... Read More

May Beef Exports Shatter Value Record; Pork Exports Trend Lower

U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May while also increasing significantly year-over-year in volume, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). May pork exports were lower than a year ago, tho... Read More

Beef. It's What's For Dinner. with the Rollout of Beef Meal Kits Nationwide

DENVER-PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cooking a delicious, healthy, beef meal from scratch has never been easier with the launch of fresh beef meal kits in retail grocery stores across the country. Developed by American Foods Group in collaboration with B... Read More

Montana livestock board went $8K over budget in kill claims

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say the payments to ranchers for livestock killed by certain wild predators exceeded budget but were not as high as projected. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the Livestock Loss Board paid out $8,000... Read More

Wet Conditions and Skin Rashes in Cattle

QUESTION: Early spring, I had several calves born during a week of torrential rains. They developed a skin rash that resembled eczema or psoriasis. One calf had it all over his body; some even had it inside their ears and between their toes (hoofs).... Read More

Calves Could Be Bringing More Income

Four years of sales data, across 7,525 lots of cattle, reveals something interesting when it comes to heifer calves. Producers are leaving a lot of money on the table. That's based on Western Video Market data from 2014 through 2017. Average lot siz... Read More