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Footrot can be economic disaster for sheep producers
Footrot can be economic disaster for sheep producers

June 13, 2019

When sheep get that wet, smelly, rotten-looking open wound between their hooves it can make producers cringe. Especially if the culprit is footrot, which is currently considered one of the most serious issues facing the...



Mapping $8.5 billion in trade assistance
Mapping $8.5 billion in trade assistance

June 13, 2019

In response to U.S. tariffs on imported solar panels, washing machines, steel and aluminum, as well as additional products from China, e.g., in Tariff Revenues Up Sharply, which can be found at https://www.fb.org/market-intel/tariff-revenues-up-sharply, many of...




Thompson named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska
Thompson named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska

June 12, 2019

Brylee Thompson, of Hershey, has been named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2019. Thompson was crowned Wednesday (June 12) afternoon at the North Platte Community Playhouse in North Platte. Thompson, 15, won the horsemanship, appearance, personality,...


Gene editing, innovation important for the future of agriculture

June 12, 2019

After President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an executive order, “Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products,” National Pork Producers Council President David Herring said, “We are hopeful that this executive order breaks the...



Perdue to announce ERS, NIFA location Thursday

June 12, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is expected to announce the location selected to move most of the employees of the USDA Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on Thursday, a USDA...




FSA Clarifies Prevented Planting Acreage Report Policy

June 12, 2019

FSA is providing clarification on reporting prevented from planting crop acres to USDA Farm Service Agency. Producers who were unable to plant intended spring crops due to excessive rains and flooding should always report these...


BIF continues its mission to breed better cattle
BIF continues its mission to breed better cattle

June 12, 2019

BIF President Lee Leachman encourages seedstock producers to effectively use science to build profitable cattle. Third-generation seedstock producer Leachman has spent his lifetime breeding and marketing cattle. At the young age of 7, he started...


71st annual College National Finals Rodeo underway

June 12, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. — The first performance of the College National Finals Rodeo got underway on Tuesday night at the Casper Events Center and some contestants have already seen their hopes of a championship continue or...


Slack results at CNFR as of June 11

June 12, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. — The following are results after Tuesday slack at the 70th annual College National Finals Rodeo, June 11, 2019, courtesy of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Complete results are available at www.collegerodeo.com. Barrel...


McKinney, Doud, farm groups promote USMCA approval
McKinney, Doud, farm groups promote USMCA approval

June 11, 2019

Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and Gregg Doud, the chief agriculture negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, told a House agriculture committee subcommittee today it is vital...


Perdue: No MFP for unplanted acreage, minimal for cover crops

June 11, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement late Wednesday that USDA will not make Market Facilitation Program payments for unplanted acres, but is exploring “minimal” payments for cover crops. “In the coming weeks, USDA...


NIFA votes overwhelmingly to form union to oppose move

June 11, 2019

Employees of the Agriculture Department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture voted overwhelmingly today to form a union through the American Federation of Government Employees, which has been helping the employees fight a Trump administration...


CSU professor wins FoodShot Global Groundbreaker Prize

June 11, 2019

Colorado State University Professor Keith Paustian has been awarded the inaugural FoodShot Global GroundBreaker Prize. The prize comes with $250,000 to accelerate the global adaptation of his COMET tool systems. Paustian’s specialized technology provides farmers...


WW Feed and Supply annouces new oweners
WW Feed and Supply annouces new oweners

June 11, 2019

LA JUNTA, Colo — Curt and Susan Russell announce the pending sale of WW Feed & Supply LLC to local families headed by employees Ryan Davis and Robby Froman. The sale will close in July....