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Bull That Led New York Police on Chase After Slaughterhouse Escape Die

A bull that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets.

Push to Reduce Property Taxes Gains New Support in Nebraska

A proposal in Nebraska is seeking to reduce property taxes.

Iowa, Nebraska Echo National Decline in Number of Farms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there were 500 fewer farms in Iowa last year and the average farm size rose slightly but the amount of total land in farms remained at 30.5 million acres.

How Canada Cut Foreign Workers and Hobbled Its Meat Industry

A lesson for Trump on consequences of America-first measures?

 

Crop Insurance Planning in Five Steps

Follow these five steps with your team to help you secure the right amount of coverage to position your business for success, no matter what 2017 brings.

USDA Reposts Some Animal Welfare Records After Criticism

The federal Department of Agriculture has reposted inspection reports on certain animal testing labs on its website after a decision two weeks ago to remove a large online database of animal welfare records prompted complaints.

Number of Minnesota Farms Dips by 300 to 73,300 in 2016

Minnesota has slightly fewer farms than a year ago but the ones that remain tend to be getting larger, following national trends.

A Snapshot of How 5 Premium Proteins are Raised

Discriminating diners may willingly shell out for premium product, but it’s always nice to know what, exactly, you’re paying for. Here’s a peek behind the scenes at what goes into raising the animals that are destined to become some of the most luxurious ingredients in the world.

Trump's Contempt for Trade Deals Spurs Anxiety: What's Next?

Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. and global economies.

Let’s Keep NAFTA Alive

Altering NAFTA puts everything at risk—but a re-negotiation also presents the chance to make a good agreement better.

Farmers May See Little Effect as FDA Implements Ban on Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration rule change – the veterinary feed directive – prohibits farmers from including medically important antibiotics in livestock feed without veterinary oversight.

HSUS Attacks Antibiotic Use in Animals, HumaneWatch Has a Response

HumaneWatch challenges the Humane Society of the United States on its message of misinformation regarding antibiotics resistance in livestock.

French Farmers Angered by Worst Crisis in Decades

EU farm aid no longer offsets slump from EU’s Russia sanctions.

Strong Finish for 2016 Red Meat Exports; New Volume Record for Pork

U.S. pork and beef exports wrapped up an excellent 2016 performance with very strong December results

Testimony Beginning in Trial for 6 in Bundy Ranch Standoff

Witness testimony is beginning in Las Vegas for six defendants accused of taking up arms to stop a federal roundup of cattle near Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch in April 2014.

Beef Industry Talks Possible Trade Deals

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, traveled to the U.S. late last week. This comes after President Donald Trump shot down the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a deal many in agriculture believe would have opened up doors to U.S. trade between 12 countries on the Pacific rim, including Japan.

NY Lawmaker Pulls Bill Exempting Farm Dogs from Welfare Laws

A proposed bill in New York classifying farm dogs as "livestock" has been withdrawn.

Jury Hears Openings in Trial for 6 in Bundy Ranch Standoff

A jury in Las Vegas heard competing narratives Thursday about six men accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in April 2014.

Technology Is Africa’s Food-Secure Future

My farm took a big step forward two years ago when we acquired a tractor. Although farmers in Europe and the United States have worked with tractors for generations, they remain a novelty in many parts of Africa...

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