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Farm Credit Outlook Shows Prices for Grains to Strengthen

An outlook presented to the Farm Credit Administration shows corn and soybean prices are projected to strengthen, boosting profit margins for crop farmers. The report shows profit margins are expected to decline for livestock producers though, as ... Read More

Midwest Cattlemen Feeding More Silage

MEAD, Neb. (DTN) -- With the number of row-crop acres growing and the number of forage acres shrinking, Midwestern beef-cattle producers have responded by increasing the use of corn silage in their operations, according to speakers at the Silage for ... Read More

President’s Rescissions Package is Direct Attack on Farm Bill

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition urges Senate to reject nearly $1 billion in farm bill cuts Washington, DC, – The rescissions package being considered by the Senate this week would pull the rug out from under struggling farmers and r... Read More

The Bander that Fits

Question: I always cut (castrate) my calves at birth, but as I get older, that gets harder to do. I am thinking about waiting and castrating them closer to weaning and banding them. If I do, what is the best bander? I am also confused about vaccinat... Read More


WASHINGTON  – Today National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that they will hold a public meeting on foo... Read More

Nebraska's Most Expensive Farm Listing Includes Irrigation, Beef Operation

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- Farmers and ranchers love accumulating assets, land in particular, but when markets are down and the outlook uncertain, sometimes there comes a point when it's time to see if you can cash out and move on. That's the story be... Read More

Nebraska Hosts Chinese Pork Producers

LINCOLN, Neb. — June 14, 2018 — Nebraska soybean farmers fostered trade relationships over lunch with visiting Chinese pork producers last Friday. The tour, coordinated by the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC), brought producers f... Read More

NCBA Statement on the Introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act in the U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester Wednesday issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: ... Read More

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

WASHINGTON– U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tuesday announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy prod... Read More

Statement by Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson on Senate Farm Bill

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota welcomed farm bill text released by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry last week. In a statement on the eve of Committee markup, Peterson applauded the ... Read More

Tall Fescue Challenges Can Be Managed

Across the Southeast, beef cattle are knee-deep in tall fescue now, generating concerns of fescue toxicosis. It's an age-old ailment that's known to produce rough hair coats, heat stress, suppressed appetite, poor growth and reduced calving rates. ... Read More

Trump's Canadian Dairy Problem

OMAHA (DTN) -- President Donald Trump's tirade on Twitter over the weekend aimed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has elevated dairy trade between the two countries to the top political issue in Canada. Dairy was once considered a lower-run... Read More

CDC Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Poultry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating several multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. As of June 1, 2018, 124 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salm... Read More

Newport Laboratories is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim

DULUTH, Ga. (June 12, 2018) — Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is excited to announce that Newport Laboratories, Inc. in Worthington, Minnesota, is officially part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s animal health business unit. Newport Laboratories enhances ... Read More