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Checkoff Scientists Help McDonald’s USA  Create Dairy-Focused Offerings

Dairy checkoff scientists who work onsite at McDonald’s headquarters have helped the chain launch three items that continue its commitment to elevate dairy and provide customers with great-tasting m... Read More

Ag Coalition Calls for Increased Flexibility on Truck Hauling Regulations

We Support Agriculture (WSA), a coalition of livestock stakeholders, has received numerous reports of livestock and agricultural haulers being pulled over, despite the recent additional 90-day Electronic Logging Device (ELD) wavier issued earlier thi... Read More

Nebraska Ranch Practicum Seeking Applications

North Platte, Neb. - The 2018 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Natural resources, livestock management, and economic reality are integrated througho... Read More

Brazilian meatpacker sells US cattle feedlot operations

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Brazilian meatpacking company has sold its U.S.-based Five Rivers Cattle Feeding operation as part of a $1.8 billion divestment of assets. JBS, the world's largest meatpacking company, was fined $3.2 billion after company... Read More

House Follows Senate, Introduces Emission Reporting Exemption

The U.S. House, following Senate action, has introduced a bill to stop an unintended regulation of farms. Introduced this week, ACRE, the Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act, would avoid unnecessary environmental reporting for farme... Read More

NCBA Hails Introduction of Bipartisan ACRE Act in U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (March 14, 2018) - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent 200,000 farms and ranches from being regulated as if the... Read More

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding 90-Day Waiver for Ag Haulers from Electronic Logging Device Mandate

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are extremely pleased with the 90-day waiver for agriculture haulers from electronic logging device (ELD) regulations made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The current wavier, which was set to expire... Read More

Ag Haulers Get 90-Day Waiver From Hours of Service Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the agency has issued a 90-day waiver for agriculture haulers from hours of service regulations. This announcement follows a meeting Senator Fischer facil... Read More

Fly Management, Not Control, the Goal

There is no simple, one-trick fix when it comes to fly control. In fact, it's better to think in terms of fly management and IPM rather than control. IPM, or integrated pest management, is key because it allows producers to manage around resistance. ... Read More

What do cows think of daylight savings? 'Not receptive'

UNION BRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Fun bovine fact: Cows do not sleep in long, contiguous segments as do people and some other animals. "Cows sleep 10 to 15 minutes at a time," said dairy farmer Katie Dotterer-Pyle. Also, "Cow tipping is actually a myt... Read More

January Exports Show Solid Start to 2018 for U.S. Beef, Pork

January exports of U.S. beef were significantly higher than the large totals of a year ago while pork exports were steady in volume and increased in value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). ... Read More