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Japan mulls lifting ban on chicken imports from Russia

Japan is considering lifting an import ban on some chicken meat from Russia, with the two countries' leaders expected to discuss the matter on the sidelines of this week's Group of 20 summit, governme... Read More

Legen-DAIRY Friday Five -- June 21, 2019

This is a legen-DAIRY edition of Friday Five! From chugging milk to petting cute cows, Bryce and Alex celebrate all things dairy at Triple H Farms in Malcolm, Nebraska! Learn about Nebraska's dairy industry, dairy nutrition and dairy tasty trea... Read More

NMPF Thanks USDA for Steps to Address Feed Shortage

The National Milk Producers Federation today commended Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for actions intended to provide relief to farmers impacted by significant flooding and rain this spring. The Department of Agriculture has announced that far... Read More

Gnat invasion presents threat to chickens, large livestock

An invasion of gnats is presenting a risk to the health and lives of livestock in a southern Minnesota town. The Mankato Free Press reports that gnats cause weight loss and stress for any animal with their bites and by gathering around eyes and ... Read More

USDA Announces Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) in a joi... Read More

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is o... Read More

Police checking whether Indiana dairy farm abuse was coerced`

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — A prosecutor says investigators are looking into whether an animal rights group worker coerced employees at a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm into the abuse of young calves that was captured on undercover video. Ne... Read More

U.S. pig farmers donate 3.2 million servings of pork

Almost a million pounds of pork, or nearly 3.2 million servings, were donated by U.S. pig farmers during 2018, according to data compiled by the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council. Data aggregated from pork producers acros... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Blasts NYC Mayor’s “War On Beef”

LINCOLN –Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement blasting a new initiative by New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill de Blasio that proposes to reduce beef consumption by 50 percent and end the use of processed meat in NYC’s municipal facilities. ... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Criticizes NYC Mayor’s Plan to Combat Global Warming by Buying Less Beef

LINCOLN, NEB. – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to slash meat consumption in schools and other city facilities is being slammed in a letter by Nebraska Farm Bureau. De Blasio’s Green New Deal, a wide-ranging initiative, includes reduc... Read More

NDA Encourages Horse Owners to Consider West Nile Virus Vaccine

LINCOLN – Historic flooding and above-normal precipitation can have a major impact on the mosquito population. With that in mind, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is encouraging horse owners to visit with their veterinarian about vaccin... Read More