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Thanks for the Opportunity!

It is with mixed feelings that I write my last weekly column.  I’ve been doing this for almost 30 years.  I’ve been the unit leader in one place or another for about 25 years.  Here is what I... Read More

High school students learn to lead the animal science industry

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Twenty students from five states gathered on the Kansas State University campus June 14-17 to gain livestock industry knowledge and develop leadership skills as part of the ninth annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (... Read More

United States Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on June 1, 2017. The inventory was 3 percent above June 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during May t... Read More

USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.  All or parts of these states are experiencing severe or extreme drought conditions – i... Read More

NCGA Corn Board Elects Lynn Chrisp as Next Farmer to Help Lead Organization

The National Corn Growers Association's Corn Board has elected Lynn Chrisp of Nebraska to become the organization's first vice president for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. "I am deeply honored that my Corn Board colleagues chose ... Read More

Brazil farm minister heads to U.S. over fresh beef ban

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi prepared to travel to the United States on Friday to fight a ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, which hit shares of local meatpackers and revived concerns over the image of the world's largest exporter.... Read More

Spring Water Levels Down Slightly in Central Platte NRD

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)- The Central Platte Natural Resources District released their spring 2017 static water level results at their June board of directors meeting on Thursday. The accumulated change since 1982 is 0.85 feet lower district-wide. Groundwa... Read More

Kansas Jury Awards $218M to Kansas Farmers in Syngenta Suit

A federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Friday's verdict after a three-week trial in Kansas City, Kansas, involves four Kansas farme... Read More

NMPF Leaders Applaud European High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names

PARIS, FRANCE – The recent European Court of Justice ruling upholding European Union regulations that prevent plant-based dairy alternatives from using terms like “milk,” “cheese” and “yogurt” is a victory for the same battle occurring ... Read More

GoFundMe for Mika Exceeds Goal

The GoFundMe page for food industry lobbyist Matt Mika who was injured in last week’s shooting at a congressional baseball game practice has exceeded it’s $50,000 goal. Mika was shot multiple times during last Wednesday’s shooting at a Repub... Read More

Eastern Canada Dairy Producers Get Quota Increase

Canada's dairy producers in the nation's eastern provinces will receive a five percent quota increase July first. Five provinces in eastern Canada have approved the increase. The move follows a series of smaller increases that began last year. Dai... Read More