class="page-template page-template-page-templates page-template-news page-template-page-templatesnews-php page page-id-544 page-parent custom-background group-blog header-image full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.7 vc_responsive"
Cattlemen Invite President Trump and Vice President Pence to Survey Wildfire Damage in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON (April 25, 2018) - Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association invited President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to visit Okla... Read More

Wildfire Livestock Losses Will Qualify for Financial Help

Livestock producers who lost animals in the central plains’ wildfires may qualify for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). An Oklahoma State University Extension report says the LIP program provides assistance to p... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Issues Veto to Protect Ranchers

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 449, which proposed repealing the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act.  LB 449 was introduced by State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha and opposed by agriculture groups, sportsmen, and local o... Read More

Social influencers learn to be their own butcher

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Ten social influencers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut attended a day-long “BEefTogether” Meat Retreat on April 13, thanks to a partnership between the New York and South Dakota beef councils. The one-day event was fo... Read More

NCTA graduation events May 2-3

CURTIS, Neb. – Nearly 90 degrees and certificates will be conferred May 3 in Curtis to graduates of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.   Mike Boehm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agricul... Read More

Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff said Friday that authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person. Authorities b... Read More

National Dairy FARM Program, Beef Quality Assurance Program Seek Nominations for Joint Dairy Award

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program is partnering with the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program to collect nominations for the first-ever joint FARM/BQA Dairy Award for 2019. The deadline to a... Read More

IBIC welcomes Director of Industry Relations

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) is excited to welcome Rusty Gibbs, Monroe, Iowa, as Director of Industry Relations. Gibbs will be working closely with beef farmers in and around Iowa as well as key industry leaders to share the v... Read More

Cattle on Feed *AUDIO* Jerry Stowell

Cattle on Feed Report 04/20 USDA Actual              Average Guess             Range Cattle on Feed: On Feed April 1    107.0%                              107.5%                 106.5-108.0% Placed in... Read More

Agriculture Committee Includes Sheep in Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture approved a new edition of the Farm Bill on April 18. The farm bill, HR 2, is required to authorize farm and food program support which expires this fall. The committee wrote strong legisla... Read More

O’Rourke Family Selected as 2018 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award Recipient

Governor Pete Ricketts joined Sand County Foundation, the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN), Cargill, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust to announce the O’Rourke Family’s RuJoDen Ranch as the recipient of the 2018 Nebras... Read More