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Farm Bureau opposes use of ‘meat, fish’ with cell-based protein

January 15, 2019 — NEW ORLEANS — Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention today adopted a policy of opposing all use of the words "meat" and "fish" on labels for lab-grown and plant-based protein products. The policy statement "We support prohibiting the use of commoly known and

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Fortenberry to be ranking member on House Ag Approps Subcommittee

January 15, 2019 — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., will be ranking member on the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee in the 116th Congress, House Appropriations Committee ranking member Kay Granger, R-Texas, announced today. Democratic leaders have already announced that Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., will chair the subcommittee. Rep. Robert Aderholt,

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Politico: Congress may be in session next week if shutdown continues

January 15, 2019 — Congress had planned to be out of session next week following the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, but both the House and the Senate are likely to be in session beginning Tuesday if the shutdown continues, Politico said today. President Donald Trump has criticized

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Republicans remove King from committees including ag

January 15, 2019 — House Republicans will not seat Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on any committees in the 116th Congress, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Iowa, said late today, both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported. "We will not be seating Steve King on any committees

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National Awards Presented to Young Farmers and Ranchers

January 15, 2019 — Winners of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention. Young farmers and ranchers from around the country competed for the awards by demonstrating knowledge of and achievement

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National Western Stock Show opens doors with record Saturday

January 15, 2019 — DENVER – The National Western Stock Show opened its doors Saturday, Jan. 12, with record attendance. The super Saturday recorded 837 more guests than the year before, setting a new opening Saturday record of 53,806 guests. The previous opening day record was 52,969 guests. The

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Colorado pork producers to meet Feb. 16

January 15, 2019 — Colorado Pork Producers Annual meeting will be held Feb. 16, 2019, at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush, Colo., from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join us and others as we discuss a plan for a secure pork supply in Colorado in case of a

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Nebraska Extension offers grain marketing workshops

January 15, 2019 — LINCOLN, Neb. – When finances are tight, one key to keeping the farm is managing income with an effective grain marketing plan, one that accounts for a farmer's cost of production, balance sheet and cash flow. The two-day, in-depth, hands-on workshop "Grain Marketing: Dollar and

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Aerial survey: bark beetle outbreaks expanding in Colorado

January 15, 2019 — FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Bark beetle outbreaks have continued to expand in parts of Colorado, based on a 2018 aerial forest health survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Every year the agencies work together to aerially

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Livestock judges training to be held May 9-11

January 15, 2019 — The 16th Annual Intermountain Livestock Judges Training is scheduled for May 9-11, 2019, at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, in Spanish Fork, Utah. The training is geared to help interested leaders, parents, producers and youth gain hands-on education in livestock selection and evaluation, offering an adult

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Florida Department of Agriculture investigating cattle deaths

January 15, 2019 — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ­— The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services last week received multiple reports related to acute deaths in cattle. These deaths are being investigated by both the Division of Agricultural Environmental Services and the Division of Animal Industry. Local law enforcement agencies

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Trump says ‘Who?’ as criticism of King continues

January 14, 2019 — When Hunter Walker, the White House correspondent for Yahoo News, asked President Donald Trump today for a reaction to the remarks of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on white supremacy, Trump said "Who?," according to a White House press pool report Walker filed. When Walker repeated

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Trump intensifies call for wall, no talk of emergency declaration

January 14, 2019 — NEW ORLEANS — In a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation here today, President Donald Trump intensified his campaign to push Congress to pay for a concrete or steel wall along the border with Mexico, but he did not mention the idea of declaring

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Today’s land market is holding its breath; uncertainties persist

January 14, 2019 — OMAHA, Neb. – Questions abound in the current land market. Will the negative farm financial situation finally overcome other factors to drive land prices the final leg lower? Will outside influences put more stress on land values or actually support prices? Will regional pockets of

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Auction open for Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioners License proceeds go to Wyoming Stock Growers Environmental Stewardship Tour

January 14, 2019 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioners License is now open for bidding and ends March 31, 2019. License is good for elk, deer or antelope in the state of Wyoming. Opening minimum bid starts at $12,000 with no option for a 'Buy

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OCM is now circulating a petition calling on USDA and Congress to the halt payments to JBS

January 14, 2019 — LINCOLN, Neb. — It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $5 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to Brazilian-owned meatpacking corporation, JBS, under the bailout program meant to help American farmers hurt by the trade war. In November 2018, Chinese-owned Smithfield

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First UW wool judging team in 18 years preps for National Western Stock Show

January 14, 2019 — Finding a wool judging team at the University of Wyoming only makes sense with the state being one of the top five wool producers in the nation. But 18 years have passed since there has been any record of a wool judging team. Led by

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Be an educated consumer when purchasing bulls

January 14, 2019 — For many, this is the time of year when bull purchasing decisions occur. Before you buy a bull, consider what you need to improve. The key questions that every rancher needs to answer are: 1) What are my breeding/marketing goals? 2) What traits directly impact

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So what if I can’t get distillers grains to feed my cattle?

January 14, 2019 — In recent months, the shortened supply of distillers grains has reduced the amount many producers have access to, and increased the price of that which is available. This has led many producers to evaluate what their supplement options are. Can I just substitute corn for

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced director election results and appointments

January 14, 2019 — The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced director election results and appointments to fill seats on its headquarters office and branch boards of directors. All appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2019. For complete release, please visit https://www.kansascityfed.org/~/media/files/publicat/newsroom/2019/pressrelease2019boardsofdirectorsfinaldocx.pdf. Each branch office board comprises seven directors,

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