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  • Cattle Operations Honored for Stewardship Efforts

    Seven cattle operations were recognized here as regional winners of the 2014 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program. The awards, announced during the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, honor the industry’s best land stewards. The seven ...

  • Proposed Tax Regulation Threaten Multigenerational Cattle Operations

    The Internal Revenue Service hosted a public hearing today on a Department of Treasury proposed rule that would eliminate or greatly reduce available valuation discounts for family-related entities. Kevin Kester, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association ...

  • NCBA Showcases Cattle Operation’s Conservation Practices

    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts hosted an event today to highlight the successful conservation efforts by farmers and ranchers that have led to the improvement of the Chesapeake ...

  • US senator joins critics of federal cattle roundup

    A Republican U.S. senator added his voice Wednesday to critics of a federal cattle roundup fought by a Nevada rancher who claims longstanding grazing rights on remote public rangeland about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said he told new U.S. Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze in Washington, D.C., that law-abiding Nevadans shouldn't be penalized by an ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cattle Industry Conference Wraps Up with Policy Priorities

    Over 600 cattlemen and women gathered in Denver, Colo., this week to discuss the policy priorities for the cattle industry for the upcoming year. Throughout the meeting, the various policy committees reviewed expiring policies and discussed proposed policy brought forward from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s state affiliates. According to Philip Ellis, NCBA ...

  • Cargill eliminates 20% of shared-class antibiotics used for beef cattle

    Cargill is eliminating 20 percent of shared-class antibiotics, those deemed important for human medicine and farm animals, from its four feed yards in Texas, Kansas and Colorado, and four additional feed yards operated by Friona Industries, which is a strategic business partner that supplies the company with cattle.  The total number of cattle ...


    By Cargill

  • Croppers pose new threat to Amazon rainforest

    Despite Brazil having made great strides in reducing logging in the Amazon region, a US study says the country faces a renewed threat to its forests. The report’s authors − who focused on the Amazon states of Mato Grosso and Pará, where they interviewed ranchers and meat processors − say the cost of raising beef cattle is prompting many ranchers to consider switching to ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Klamath Tribes and feds exercise water rights

    Tens of thousands of acres in Oregon's drought-stricken Klamath Basin will have to go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath Tribes and the federal government exercised newly confirmed powers that put the tribes in the driver's seat over water use - a move ranchers fear will be economically disastrous. Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner ...


    By Associated Press

  • Phase out summer grazing, say researchers

    The Sierra Nevada Mountain range serves as an important source of drinking water for the State of California. However, summer cattle grazing on federal lands affects the overall water quality yield from this essential watershed. The authors of an article in the Journal of Water and Health argue that high-altitude summer grazing must be phased out. The greatest economic value of the Sierra Nevada ...

  • Two new limpograss cultivars released for select Florida cattlemen

    The University of Florida, in partnership with Florida Foundation Seed Producers Inc., has released two new limpograss cultivars so ranchers can increase the forage variety they feed their cattle. Florida beef cattle producers use limpograss, a warm-season, perennial grass for its high digestibility, cool-season growth and tolerance to poorly drained soils. The new lines, limpograsses 4F and 10, ...

  • UF/IFAS battling a disease devastating to deer farms and cows

    The Florida legislature recently allocated $2 million a year for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to study Hemorrhagic disease, a virus which affects deer and can cross over into cattle, causing concern among Florida ranchers and prompting UF researchers to look for preventions and a cure. “For deer farming to remain a viable industry, and to ...

  • Canada, Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available

    Applications are now being accepted for a new livestock price insurance product designed to help cattle and hog producers manage unexpected price declines. The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP), announced by federal and Western provincial ministers on January 24, 2014, enables livestock producers to purchase price protection on cattle and hogs in the form of an insurance policy. ...

  • NFU Announces Beginning Farmer Institute Participants

    National Farmers Union (NFU) announced the 15 participants selected for the fourth class of its Beginning Farmer Institute. Those selected for the next class are Nicole Vojtech of Ohio; Tracey Zink of Nebraska; Courtney Krueger of North Dakota; Chris Holman and Kriss Marion of Wisconsin; Harrison Topp of Colorado; Glen Hughes and Thomas Clark of Indiana; Erin Bailey of Washington; Rick Duvall of ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Hong Kong Market Reopens for U.S. Beef

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for expanded exports of U.S. beef and beef products to Hong Kong. "This is great news for American ranchers and beef companies," said Vilsack. "Hong Kong is already the fourth largest market for U.S. beef and beef product exports, with sales there reaching a ...

  • NFU Beginning Farmer Institute Studies Cooperatives

    National Farmers Union (NFU) Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) participants are in Minneapolis this week to take a closer look at the value of cooperative businesses, tour a family dairy farm, and consider legal issues and bookkeeping requirements that are critical to success. “As diverse as production agriculture can be, farmers and ranchers ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • NCBA and PLC Accepting Applications for Spring Internships

    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government ...

  • NCBA and PLC File Opening Brief in WOTUS Legal Battle

    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands ...

  • Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply

    Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the first permit for agricultural use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Steven Edgar, president and CEO ...


    By Associated Press

  • USDA spending $3M to feed honeybees in Midwest

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees. Commercial honeybees pollinate an estimated $15 billion worth of produce each year. Many beekeepers bring hives to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oyster Farm Owners Eye Options After Ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California. The justices without comment left in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay Oyster Co. The owners said later at a news conference in San Francisco that they would keep fighting to stay in business. ...


    By Associated Press

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