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Kentucky hemp official apologies to GenCanna

February 18, 2020

The president of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association, who called GenCanna, a hemp processor now in bankruptcy, “a fraud corporation” has apologized for his statement. “My misunderstandings about GenCanna have been cleared up and I...




Warming calves best practices

February 21, 2020

An ounce of prevention during cold weather calving is worth a heavy, healthy, scale-tipping calf at weaning time. While the old saying may not go exactly like that, Dr. Lora Bledsoe maintains its truth. Bledsoe,...


Wyoming State Fair accepts master plan

February 18, 2020

The Wyoming State Fair Board is excited to announce that they have accepted the master plan that was developed to guide the future success of the Wyoming State Fair. The master plan was developed by...


Ranchers get help from unexpected source

February 13, 2020

Agricultural producers in southwest Colorado, mostly cow-calf ranchers, expended less labor to access the same amount of water to irrigate their pastures since implementing improvements to their irrigation ditches as part of a community-wide project....



James Arness on Anzio Beach in WWII

May 29, 2012

Four months shy of his 21st birthday, James King Aurness of Minneapolis, Minn., was waiting anxiously with fellow soldiers, standing on one of the U.S. Army’s WWII landing barges of the U.S. 3rd Army Infantry...




Livestock producers and feedlots are facing a trucker shortage

November 30, 2018

Labor shortages are complicating the daily activities in production agriculture in all segments, including livestock hauling. While finding truck drivers is difficult in this market, finding livestock-savvy drivers able to transport hogs and cattle is...


Ag minister: Canada will ratify USMCA ‘very soon’

February 21, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Canadian minister of agriculture said Friday her country will sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade soon, though she did not specify when. “Canada is committed to ratifying the new NAFTA...


Farm groups form sustainability alliance

February 20, 2020

Twenty-one farm and ranch groups on Wednesday launched Farmers for a Sustainable Future, a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. “This coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they...


Higher calf prices may be on the horizon for 2020

December 6, 2019

A shrinking calf crop and strong consumer demand may trigger a push upward in calf prices starting in 2020, according to a senior economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center. Jim Robb told cattlemen during...


Piva alone at top of San Antonio Rodeo leaderboard

February 20, 2020

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo offered thrills and spills like no one could have imagined on Wednesday night. Bucking bulls were at the top of their game sending all but one...


UNL student receives $15k scholarship

February 20, 2020

DENVER – Paige Stanley, University of California – Berkley, and Jessica Sperber, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, have been awarded $15,000 W.D. Farr Scholarships for 2019-20 by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. The awards recognize superior...


Septicemia can kill calves quickly

February 21, 2019

Calves sometimes develop systemic infection in which bacteria or their toxins get into the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, creating life-threatening illness. Bacteria or viruses in the blood can cause septicemia. Bacterial toxins in...




GenCanna exec blames FDA for hemp industry troubles

February 13, 2020

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — The Food and Drug Administration’s uncertainty over how to regulate hemp, including warning letters to companies for selling products illegally, has diminished the interest of big companies in hemp food products...