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NCTA-Curtis is hay drop site

Disaster relief donations of hay and fencing materials are being collected by the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. The University of Nebraska campus in Curtis is participating in the joint ... Read More

SB 68 signed into law

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is excited to announce that Governor Kristi Noem has signed Senate Bill 68, the “Fake Meat” bill. SB 68 relies on existing statutory definitions of meat food products and meat by-p... Read More

Extreme weather and the Livestock Indemnity Program

From UNL BeefWatch online magazine The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortal... Read More

Market Impacts of a Meat Tax

Over time, animal activists and environmentalists have made calls to put a tax on meat. What effect would that have? To find out, we estimated the impacts that a retail-level greenhouse gas (GHG) tax on meat would have on livestock and grain markets.... Read More

Livestock Group Calls Beef Trade with Brazil Risky

Livestock groups warn any trade allowing Brazil to export beef to the U.S. would put the U.S. beef industry at risk. President Donald Trump and his counterpart from Brazil discussed trade issues Tuesday, including beef, sugar and ethanol. However, so... Read More

Kansas Farm Bureau Donates to Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Flooding

MANHATTAN, KAN - Kansas Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture has donated $10,000 to assist Nebraska farmers and ranchers recover from record flooding affecting the state. The money will go to Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Disaster Relief Fund. The f... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Announces New Disaster Relief Fund

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 18, 2019) - Nebraska Cattlemen is working to assist cattle producers impacted by natural disasters by launching a new disaster relief fund. "Recent snow and flooding have wreaked havoc on Nebraska's livestock industry, causin... Read More

Blizzard killed 1,850 cows, Yakima area farmers are reeling

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on Feb. 9 was just one more clobbering for the region's dairy farms. The number of dairy farms in the state has plummeted from 2,500 in 1993 to 377 in 2018, acc... Read More

Widespread Floods Hit Quickly

OMAHA (DTN) -- The "bomb cyclone" that hit Wednesday and Thursday flooded dozens of towns and cities across a wide swath of Nebraska and South Dakota into Iowa and down into northwest Missouri, shutting down much of the region outside of Omaha. High... Read More

Brazil confident in talks to reopen U.S. market for Brazil beef - minister

SAO PAULO, March 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias, who will travel to the United States next week, said on Tuesday she is confident that talks to reopen the U.S. market for Brazil’s fresh beef exports may succeed. ... Read More

K-State updates popular swine nutrition guide

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University has updated a popular publication that has served as a reference for understanding swine nutrition principles for the past 25 years. Mariana Boscato Menegat, a veterinarian and Ph.D. candidate in applied s... Read More