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Ranchers Encouraged to Apply for Demonstration Ranch Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a rangeland health initiative in Nebraska. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is leading a state-wide effort to learn more ab... Read More

BQA Certification to be Hosted During KCA Convention

As part of the 19th Annual KCA Convention and Trade Show, KCA will host Dr. Dan Thomson in providing Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training. The program will begin at 1:00 pm on October 27th at the Meridian Center in Newton, Kansas. The program is... Read More

After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana ranchers with little grass to feed livestock are selling off their calves early after suffering the worst drought in the U.S. The Billings Gazette reported Sunday that eastern Montana ranchers are coping with droug... Read More

CME Group declares victory over cattle market volatility

CHICAGO (Reuters) - CME Group Inc (CME.O) plans no further moves to reduce volatility in its cattle futures market, after making a series of changes to rein in wild price swings that drove away hedgers, a managing director said on Wednesday. Over th... Read More

PLC, NCBA Praise Mark-up of National Monument Creation and Protection Act

WASHINGTON –  The Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today praised Chairman Rob Bishop and the House Natural Resources Committee for marking-up H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act. H.R. 3390 w... Read More

R-CALF USA to Hold Meetings in Nebraska

Bill Bullard, R-CALF CEO and Tatum Lee, R-CALF Development Director will be in Nebraska next week having 2 meetings! October 19th in Valentine, NE ---Rollover Auction benefiting R-CALF USA. Calf donated by Kenny & Roxie Fox---MEETING to follo... Read More

Animal ID Pushback

In the wake of seven, day-long meetings across the country to assess and receive comments on its current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) regulation, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) received strong pushback over the veracit... Read More

K-State Swine Day scheduled for Nov. 16

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, featuring updates on more than 50 research projects that have been conducted in the past year. The registration fee for this year’s Swine Day... Read More

Statement from the Oklahoma Beef Council Board of Directors Relating to Melissa Morton’s Embezzlement

(October 4, 2017, Oklahoma City) The Oklahoma Beef Council (OBC) is led by a voluntary board of beef and dairy producers, so we understand and appreciate the concerns recently expressed by some producers.  In July 2016, OBC discovered one of its emp... Read More

Farmers Union and Cattlemen’s Association Urge USDA to Finalize Farmer Fair Practices Rule

WASHINGTON – In less than three weeks, a rule to protect family farmers and ranchers from the worst abuses of concentrated markets will go into effect, barring any setbacks from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. On the heels of a listening se... Read More

Project at Nebraska Aims to Improve Land Use Efficiency

Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 3, 2017 – A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team will investigate how to improve land use efficiency through the integration of livestock and crop production systems. The project is funded by a $1 million grant fr... Read More