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Applications Now Open for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

DES MOINES, IOWA – The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships. This program, now in its tenth year, is open to college juniors an... Read More

Cattlemen's Beef Board Names New Officers at 2019 Cattle Industry Convention

Cattle producers Chuck Coffey, Jared Brackett and Hugh Sanburg are the new leaders of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB). This officer team is responsible for guiding the national Beef Checkoff Program throughout 2019. Cof... Read More

Second annual KNEB Farm & Ranch Team Sort continues to grow

The KNEB Farm and Ranch Team Sort was held Feb. 9, at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell. The sort was held at the fairgrounds indoor pavilion, which is heated. In its second year, Leslie Snyder coordinator for the event said the even... Read More


Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse fired back on Wednesday after Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker stated that eating meat is unsustainable and vowed to fight against “industrial agriculture.” “Cory’s a good dude, but Tofurky is a... Read More

'Tinder for cows' matches livestock in the mood for love

PETERSFIELD, England (Reuters) - A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle. Called “Tudder” - a mix of dating app Tinder and udder - it lets farmers swipe right on cattle they like the look of. ... Read More

K-State Researcher Publishes Study Confirming Experimental Transmission of ASF Virus Through Feed

MANHATTAN — As an African swine fever outbreak has moved rapidly throughout China and threatens to spread to new countries in Europe, a Kansas State University researcher continues to understand the possible routes for disease introduction and tran... Read More

Market Facilitation Program Deadline Thursday

The deadline for farmers to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program is Thursday. The program, launched last year to help producers suffering from trade retaliation damages, has already paid out roughly $8 billion to farmers. Since its launch i... Read More

Brazil's Marfrig, Minerva Uruguay plants cleared to sell beef to Japan

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian food processors Marfrig Global Foods SA and Minerva SA said on Friday that all seven of their plants in Uruguay have been authorized to export fresh beef to Japan. Marfrig and Minerva meat processing units in Urugua... Read More

USDA to Release Complete Set of Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2028

On Feb. 14, 2019 at 12 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release the complete set of tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report. The new tables will include projections for farm income, U.S. f... Read More

Is creep feeding beef calves profitable?

Successful beef calf producers continually search for ways to improve their operation and bottom-line. Creep feeding calves to increase their market weight is one strategy. To be profitable, the costs of the added weight gain must be less than the va... Read More

Montana bill would distinguish 'real' from lab-grown meat

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to make sure meat products produced from a cultured cell can't be labeled the same as steaks, burger and other items that come from livestock and poultry. Several national companies are producing lab-g... Read More