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Hemp production program questions and answers

June 19, 2019

Question 1: Why is the Department of Agriculture building a marketing program for the commercial production of hemp in the United States? The 2018 farm bill (the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) directed USDA to...



Trump, Xi to meet at G-20

June 18, 2019

President Donald Trump will meet with President Xi Jinping on trade issues on the sidelines of the upcoming G-20 meeting, Trump said in a tweet today. “Had a very good telephone conversation with President Xi...


Freeman Ranch brings longhorn producers together
Freeman Ranch brings longhorn producers together

June 18, 2019

YODER, Colo. – Last Saturday, Longhorn producers from across the state gathered at the Freeman Ranch headquarters in Yoder, Colo. for the Mountain States Texas Longhorn Association field day. Guests and MSTLA members enjoyed an...




Hoeven stresses importance of basis in MFP calculations
Hoeven stresses importance of basis in MFP calculations

June 18, 2019

Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., has urged Agriculture Department officials to consider the issue of basis — the difference between the local cash price of a commodity and the price of a...


Kansas City leaders speculate about jobs, money, location

June 18, 2019

Following the Trump administration’s announcement last week that it plans to move two divisions of the Agriculture Department to the Kansas City area, local leaders have begun publicizing how they worked together to convince USDA...



MPCC cowboy finishes third in the nation
MPCC cowboy finishes third in the nation

June 17, 2019

Mid-Plains Community College steer wrestler JD Draper is third in the nation following the conclusion of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Draper threw his third and final steer in 5.2 seconds during...



Champion crowned at 71st CNFR in front of capacity crowd
Champion crowned at 71st CNFR in front of capacity crowd

June 17, 2019

CASPER, Wyoming — The 71st annual College National Finals Rodeo crowned 2019 individual, all-around and team champions during the final round of competition Saturday (June 15) at the Casper Events Center. In the nine individual...


Sleep wins 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship
Sleep wins 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

June 17, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Russele Sleep of Bedford, Iowa, was named the 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion at the 56th annual competition held at Tulare Sales Yard, Tulare, Calif. and presented by the Livestock Marketing...


High school students learn to lead the animal science industry
High school students learn to lead the animal science industry

June 17, 2019

Students from across the country participated in an immersive livestock and leadership learning experience at Kansas State University. Twenty students from six states gathered on the Kansas State University campus last week to gain livestock...




Tallbear Artworks reveals our picture-perfect West
Tallbear Artworks reveals our picture-perfect West

June 17, 2019

A photographic portrait of a bison comes alive, the enormous, untamed creature appearing ready to leap right out of the image. Absolutely magical. That enchanting sensation declaring each photo is a piece of art and...