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Sept 21 USDA Chicken & Eggs Report

NEBRASKA CHICKEN AND EGGS All layers in Nebraska during August 2018 totaled 8.13 million, up from 7.76 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. N... Read More

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Horses in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of multiple confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses across the state over the past few weeks. Confirmed cases have been reported in Lyon, Seward, Neos... Read More

Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O26 Contamination

WASHINGTON– Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26, the U.S. Depa... Read More

Farmers Under Pressure

Farmers are under more stress than ever -- and Ohio State is worried about them. At the university's annual Farm Science Review in London, Ohio, experts lectured farmers on a series of gloomy topics, from low commodity prices to the raging trade war... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Farm Bureau Works to Lower Health Costs for Farmers and Ranchers

For the first time, individual farm and ranch families in Nebraska will have the opportunity to join Nebraska Farm Bureau’s (NEFB) new large group Association Health Plan (AHP) and avoid the higher cost of premiums in the individual health insuranc... Read More

Freeland resumes NAFTA talks in Washington as Congress grows restless

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington — and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that's keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact. Freeland flew back to the U.S. capital Tuesday as a prominent ... Read More

Cattlemen's Association opposes proposed ban on strychnine to control gophers

EDMONTON - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says Ottawa should continue to allow producers to use strychnine to kill prairie gophers. Health Canada is proposing to ban the use of the poison to control the rodents formally known as the Richards... Read More

Business Groups Criticize Strategy to Keep Upping the Tariff Ante Between US, China

OMAHA  -- In the latest round of tariffs, China responded Tuesday to the U.S. by announcing new 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods after President Donald Trump late Monday announced similar tariffs on roughly $200 billion in goods from C... Read More

Missouri teacher shares love of sheep with students

COLUMBIA, Mo.  — "Do you have any more silly sheep stories?" Sam Garrett frequently fields the question from her third-graders at Fairview Elementary School. "I actually make a list of stories and cross them off if I tell them that one so I ... Read More

Holdenville Livestock Market to host World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier October 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Holdenville Livestock Market, 3233 N 370 Cr, will host the first of three regional qualifying events for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). The midwestern regional qualifying event will be October 1. Opening ce... Read More

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia

BEIJING (Reuters) - A new outbreak of African swine fever occurred on a farm in northern China’s Inner Mongolia, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, the second in the region, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread rapidly across ... Read More