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Dairy Farmers Want Access to Japan

America’s dairy farmers are urging President Trump to work on opening up the Japanese market as soon as possible. Officials are getting ready to begin trade talks between the two countries next month. The National Milk Producers Federation was o... Read More

National Pork Industry Foundation to Award $2,500 Scholarships

The National Pork Producers Council is pleased to announce the 2019 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship, which is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and is managed and administered by the National Pork Producer... Read More

Beef Genetics Researchers Seek to Understand Technology Utilization

Beef cattle producers have a wide range of selection tools available for use in selection of breeding stock. These range from visual appraisal to EPD (expected progeny differences) and selection indexes that leverage genomic technologies. Adoption of... Read More

(Video) Friday Five from Nebraska Power Farming Show

This week's on-location, feature edition of Friday Five comes from the Nebraska Power Farming Show at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln. Hannah, Alex and other members of the Rural Radio Network farm team bring this week's stories. Friday Five... Read More

U.S. Beef Exports Still Red-Hot; Pork Exports Slightly Below Year-Ago Level; Lamb Exports Trend Higher

U.S. beef exports remained on a record-shattering value pace in October, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). October pork exports trended seasonally higher compared to recent months but were sti... Read More

Ohio State students gets bacon vending machine for finals

Ohio State University students can fuel up on pork as they study for finals. A bacon vending machine has been installed at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on the university's Columbus campus. It offers cooked bacon st... Read More

Sherman Co. is newest Livestock Friendly County

Governor Pete Ricketts designated Sherman County as Nebraska’s newest Livestock Friendly County (LFC). Sherman County, located in central Nebraska, is the 49th county in the state to apply for, meet the requirements, and receive the LFC designation... Read More

U.S. dairy industry calls for greater market access to Japan

The U.S. dairy industry pushed President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday to ensure increased access to the Japanese market, saying the United States lags behind other farming nations that have tariff-cutting agreements with Japan. In a h... Read More


A California-based group of Hereford breeders raised $40,800 to donate to cattlemen affected by the California Camp Fire, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Western States National Hereford Sale in Reno, Nev. The money was raised through the sale of Hereford heife... Read More

Michigan lawmakers vote to delay cage-free ban for hens

Michigan lawmakers are moving to delay a requirement that farm animals confined in small spaces be given more room. The Legislature sent Gov. Rick Snyder legislation Thursday that would push back standards scheduled to take effect for egg-laying h... Read More

U.S. Beef Gains New Market Access in Morocco

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef a... Read More

Activists Groups Target Kansas Law Protecting Livestock Owners Property Rights

A coalition filed a lawsuit this week in Kansas challenging the state’s law that protects the property rights of livestock owners. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Food Safety, Hope Sanctuary and others argue that the law violates the F... Read More

Nebraska Pig Farmer Wins $20,000 Quick Pitch Competition

The first Ag Innovation Quick Pitch competition was held at the Nebraska Power Farming Show on Wednesday afternoon. Six agriculture startup companies competed for up to $25,000 in prize money. The  start-up companies competing were: ChorChek: ... Read More

3rd case of hog cholera infection found in central Japan

A local government in central Japan said Wednesday a hog cholera infection has been found at a public research institute -- the third such case since the first outbreak in decades in Japan was reported earlier this year. The latest case in the cit... Read More