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(Video) Governor Ricketts Goes Horseback to Declare Rodeo Week

Ahead of the 61st Annual University of Nebraska Rodeo, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts took to a horse to proclaim it rodeo week. Ricketts quoted Ronald Reagan, who said: "I've often said there's n... Read More

California's largest cattle-raising operation to be sold

COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — Harris Ranch Beef Holding Co., California's largest cattle-raising operation, is being sold. The company's 800-acre Central Valley feedlot, which can hold up to 250,000 cattle, and its slaughterhouse and processing facili... Read More

USDA Announces Availability of Additional Emergency Programs in Nebraska

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Nancy Johner  announced that emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is authorized for all Nebraska counties, due to the impacts of recent adverse weather. Johner also ann... Read More

Tough winter leads to challenging spring for state’s cattlemen

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Kansas cattle producers are coming off what one Kansas State University official calls “one of the roughest winters” in recent memory, adding that the situation has created the need for extra attention this spring. Justin W... Read More

CME Group Announces Record Live Cattle Futures Open Interest, Surpassing 450,000 Contracts

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Live Cattle futures open interest (OI) reached a record 453,659 contracts on March 21, surpassing 450,000 contracts for the first time. This marks five-consecuti... Read More

NCTA-Curtis is hay drop site

Disaster relief donations of hay and fencing materials are being collected by the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. The University of Nebraska campus in Curtis is participating in the joint effort with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture... Read More

Take photos, document livestock losses

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska urge ranchers to take steps now to document their losses of livestock in writing, and with pictures. The mother cows, the base of Nebraska’s livestock economy, are crying for the calves they’ve lost. Stat... Read More

(Video) Nebraska National Guard airdrops hay to cattle

In an effort to get feed to isolated cattle, the Nebraska Army National Guard used a helicopter to drop prairie hay bales near Richland, Nebraska. Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers used a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to secure multiple bales of h... Read More

Kansas Farm Bureau Donates to Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Flooding

MANHATTAN, KAN - Kansas Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agriculture has donated $10,000 to assist Nebraska farmers and ranchers recover from record flooding affecting the state. The money will go to Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Disaster Relief Fund. The f... Read More

Blizzard killed 1,850 cows, Yakima area farmers are reeling

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on Feb. 9 was just one more clobbering for the region's dairy farms. The number of dairy farms in the state has plummeted from 2,500 in 1993 to 377 in 2018, acc... Read More

U.S. Beef Exports Reach New Heights in 2018; Pork Hurt by Tariffs

USDA export numbers compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show U.S. beef exports in 2018 topped both volume and value records that were set in 2017. Pork export volume came up just shy of the 2017 record and the value also fell one percent. ... Read More