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U.S. Beef Exports to China Closer to Restart as Rules Issued

06/13/2017

USDA published details for traceability of American meat.

U.S. Beef Deal with China Almost a Reality

06/12/2017

Beef trade protocols with China have been finalized by USDA.

Potential Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak Would Be Devastating

06/12/2017

The pork industry is pursuing one common goal in the 2018 farm bill. It wants money set aside to create, store and supply a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine. An outbreak wouldn’t just affect production or trade, but could become a food security issue. 

Cattle Markets Supply 'Fireworks', More to Come Says Analyst

06/09/2017

Fireworks are often reserved for Independence Day on July 4th, but for cattle markets they help describe meteoric rises and sudden bursts in prices.

Northern Plains Dryness Forcing Cattle Producers to Sell Herds

06/09/2017

Dryness is intensifying in the northern Plains, and cattlemen and grain markets are responding.

Parched Conditions Expand Across Dakotas

06/09/2017

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the Dakotas are experiencing drought conditions that experts say are harming farmers and cattle producers.

Choosing Technology to Enhance Sustainability

06/08/2017
Biotech crops make me more economically and environmentally sustainable, allowing me to grow more food on less land, benefitting my family, consumers, and the wider world.

Several Months to Restore Fence After Texas Wildfire

06/08/2017

Wildfires swept through the High Plains in early March and burned more than 1.5 million acres. A staple of cattle country burned with it. More than 18,000 miles of fencing was destroyed across the Plains and rebuilding is still ongoing well after the flames ceased, especially in the Texas Panhandle.

Texas Producers Remember the Perryton Fire

06/07/2017

A multitude of wildfires rolled its way across the High Plains in early March and destroyed acres, homes, livestock and took the lives of countless livestock and people. The Texas Panhandle was an area hit hard by the wildfire. 

Kansas Program to Help Immigrants Navigate Driving Exams

06/05/2017

In a Kansas meat packing town immigrants are being offered free translators for driving exams through a volunteer program.

Premium Alfalfa Hay? Prove It

06/05/2017

Alfalfa’s proof is in the pudding. Not all hay that looks good is good hay. Not all good hay looks good. The only way to know is by testing samples to determine the nutritional value.

Kansas, Oklahoma Ranchers Focus on Restarting Wildfire-Damaged Pasture

06/05/2017

Ranchers in Kansas and Oklahoma learned more about how grasslands recover after wildfire in a joint educational seminar hosted by Extension personnel from Kansas State University and Oklahoma State University, at Snake Creek Ranch, on the state border. According to Extension sources, plentiful precipitation will be the greatest help in getting grass regrowing.

North Carolina Farmer Sentenced for Dumping Cow Manure

06/05/2017

A cattle farmer in western North Carolina has been sentenced for dumping cow poop in a river.

Producer Seeing Black After Cattle Rally

06/02/2017

Since the official start of summer arrived with Memorial Day, grilling season and fresh fundamentals are helping ignite a new rally in cattle markets.

Beef Into China: Unprecedented Opportunity With Excellent Potential

06/01/2017
Billions of dollars would flow into the U.S. economy—if the Chinese would eat only one pound of U.S. beef per person per year.

1st Prison Sentence Given in Bundy Armed Standoff in Nevada

06/01/2017

A judge called a New Hampshire man a "bully vigilante" and sentenced him Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a standoff with U.S. agents in 2014.

'Pink Slime' Defamation Trial Set to Start in South Dakota

06/01/2017

Jury selection started Wednesday in a more than $1 billion defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." The trial in state court is scheduled to last until late July.

'Pink Slime' Defamation Trial Set to Start in South Dakota

06/01/2017

Jury selection started Wednesday in a more than $1 billion defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink slime." The trial in state court is scheduled to last until late July.

Amid Scandal, JBS Names New Chairman

05/31/2017

Amid large corruption and bribery scandal, JBS' new chairman Tarek Farahat vows to restore trust in world's largest protein company.

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