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ASA Calls for Assurances on Grain Inspection in Reauthorization of Grain Standards Act

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2015) – In response to several high-profile work stoppages that disrupted the flow of grain through the supply chain, American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Bill Gordon testi... Read More

Some cattle free after truck overturns on Kansas highway

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) _ Crews were trying to round up cattle on a Kansas highway after a truck overturned, possibly due to wet conditions. Sedgwick County officials say the truck was carrying 59 cattle on Kansas 96 near Maize when it overturned early W... Read More

New Mexico cattle disappear in possible rustling case

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) _ Deputies are investigating possible cattle rustling at ranches near Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1QmwnlP ) that Eddy County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matt Hutchinson said it's the first time he's se... Read More

(VIDEO) Tornado touches down Wednesday afternoon in Adams Co.

A National Weather Service official says a tornado has hit Roseland, a rural town of fewer than 250 people about eight miles southwest of Hastings, damaging between 10 and 15 homes. Video of tornado taken by Angela Allsman Angela Pfannkuch,... Read More

One-vehicle rollover north of Loomis

The Phelps County Sheriff's Office reported to a one-vehicle rollover on G Road near 746 or 11 miles north of Loomis at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday evening. A vehicle driven by Kali Deberry of Holdrege was traveling northbound on G Road, when the passenger sid... Read More

BCI Graduate Student Receives Top Award at Premier Beef Nutrition Conference

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Dan Frese, graduate student of the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, was recognized for research conducted on cattle handling techniques at the Plains Nutrition Council (PNC) Spring Conference in San Antoni... Read More

Colorado Hog Farm Employees Fired Over Abuse

None of the workers caught on undercover video hitting pigs at a Colorado farm will face criminal charges. Phillips County Undersheriff Thomas Elliott said Wednesday the districtattorney concluded the abuse wasn't bad enough to warrant charges. H... Read More

Grazing Native Plants Balances Economics and Ecology

AMES, Iowa –Can raising cattle support conservation goals? Researchers are investigating how grazing livestock on native plants can yield agronomic, economic and ecological benefits by mimicking natural processes. “Often in agriculture, we thi... Read More

Reversing course, Nebraska senators OK chief medical officer

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska lawmakers have reversed their decision not to confirm the state's chief medical officer, despite criticism of his previous interactions with the Legislature. Senators voted 34-6 on Wednesday to confirm Dr. Joseph Acierno, ... Read More

Bird flu virus creeps across Missouri, prompts more culling

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri. The Missouri Department of Agriculture confirmed Wednesday that a backyard flock of mixed poultry ... Read More

Bayer CropScience and Flagship Ventures form strategic innovation partnership to fund leading-edge agriculture ventures

Monheim, May 5, 2015 - Striving to push the bounds of agricultural innovation, Bayer CropScience today announced a strategic innovation partnership with Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital and venture creation firm. The partnership also incl... Read More