Checkoff Unveils Veal Marketing Website

The Beef Checkoff this week announced the launch of a new website, at VealFoodservice.com. The site is a mobile-friendly digital hub for all of the checkoff's veal-foodservice marketing efforts. V... Read More

Kansas House Panel Wants To Hunt For Budget Efficiencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee plans to examine vacant jobs within state government and wants to begin a long-term hunt for budget efficiencies. The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a proposed $27 million budget... Read More

Governor Not Backing Off School Cuts

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says he’s not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month. Budget Director Shawn... Read More

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba — The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners, while urging the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on trade ... Read More

McDonald's Changing Chicken

NEW YORK (AP) _ McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The company says the chicken change will take pla... Read More

BLM Seeks Bids for New Off-Range Pastures to Care for Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming environment for wild horses removed from Western public lands. Debbie Collins, who is from the Oklahoma City office, says ho... Read More

Free NRCS webinar on carbon cycle, soil health, March 10

Find out how cover crops and proper grazing management can improve the carbon cycle and soil health. Jay Fuhrer, nationally-known soil health expert and District Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Bismarck, North... Read More

New Report Shows Food Hubs Emerging as Economic Force in Iowa

AMES, Iowa – The first coordinated study of food hub development in Iowa shows that food hubs play a significant role in the state’s local and regional food economy. Thirteen food hubs purchased $4.5 million in food from more than 450 Iowa farmer... Read More

Roundtable on sustainable American beef created; diverse participant list covers farm-to-fork

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (March 3, 2015) - A group of U.S. beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations today announced the launch of the U.S. ... Read More

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits being offered

Colorectal cancer, when detected early, is highly treatable. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer (colon and rectal) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Approximately 49,... Read More

Soy Checkoff Recognizes Market Developer, Biodiesel Board

ST. LOUIS (March 3, 2015) – The United Soybean Board (USB) recently awarded two of its highest honors to a market developer and an organization that have been instrumental in developing major new opportunities for U.S. soybeans that have greatly im... Read More