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Showing livestock in Nebraska is very competitive and the best of the best proved that in Grand Island during the Nebraska State Fair.  4-H and FFA members from around the state competed in the 13th Annual Nebraska Elite Showman Competition at the ... Read More

Summer pasture burning is underway

K-State researcher says conditions are ripe for this new approach  Producers and land managers that canceled their prescribed pasture burning earlier this year could try burning now, especially if recent rains have moistened their land. KC Ols... Read More

NCBA Responds to Consumer Reports Article

DENVER (August 29, 2018) – Today’s Consumer Reports article “What’s Really in Your Meat?” is nothing more than sensationalist journalism. The article, which bases its findings on unconfirmed residue screening tests of meat, draws false an... Read More

Additional Counties Eligible For Water Supply  Assistance Due To Drought

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Conservation has expanded the number of counties eligible for the Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative. This program provides state funds, up to a maximum of $6,000, to landowne... Read More

Cattle on Feed *Audio* with Jerry Stowell

OMAHA  -- Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on August 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday. The inventory was 5 percent above August 1, 2017. T... Read More

Colorado Department of Agriculture helps those in need of hay

Producers that have livestock in drought stricken area's will have a new tool to help them find needed forage. The Colorado Department of Agriculture recently announced that the 2018 Colorado hay directory was complete. This is the 32nd edition of... Read More

(Video) Morning Ag News Update - August 23, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news: Watch agriculture feature news and information: ...... Read More

Each Species Brings Its Own Benefits to the Land It Grazes

KEARNEY, Neb. -- The challenges of managing multi-species grazing and the fear of being labeled "the sheep/goat guy" are keeping some ranchers from implementing this method of grazing, ranchers at a conference here said this week. But despite these ... Read More

Canada's cattle producers tightening their belts as drought diminishes pastures

Cattle producers on the Prairies are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as an ongoing drought continues to diminish pastures. "If it's not a make-or-break issue for (farmers) financially, for some it may be a make-or-break issue for t... Read More

Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces Additional Counties Eligible for State Drought Assistance Initiative

2018 for Kansas has been exceptionally dry across the South West portion of the state. In late July Kansas Secretary of Agriculture  Jackie McClaskey welcomed drought assistance and disaster declaration for 50 Kansas Counties. The initial wave of... Read More

Genetic Price Tags

One of the country's oldest and best known replacement heifer sales is adding another level of data to help buyers select animals that best fit their operations' goals. Beginning February 2019, bulls purchased for use in Missouri's Show-Me-Select bre... Read More

Finalists Named For Kansas Leopold  Conservation Award

Ranchland Trust of Kansas, the Sand County Foundation and the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) have named finalists for the 2018 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award. The award honors Kansas landowners for achievement in voluntary ste... Read More

USCA Comments on Changes to FSIS Standards and Labeling

WASHINGTON - The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted comments today to the Food Safety and Inspection Services regarding changes to the Standards and Labeling Policy Book on “Product of U.S.A.”.  USCA’s comments focus on ... Read More

KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Argentina

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In late July, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Argentina, where the team attended the La Rural 2018 Exhibition. La Rural has become the most prominent livestock show in Argentina, with more ... Read More