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South Korea confirms 2nd case of African swine fever

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on... Read More

Dairy Defined: With Demand at 56-Year High, “Death of Dairy” is a Myth

ARLINGTON, VA – Dairy is facing challenges. In a crowded beverage marketplace, per-capita fluid milk consumption in the U.S. is down by a quarter in the past 20 years, and the number of U.S. dairy farms dropped 6.8 percent in... Read More

NPPC Statement on China Market Access

Friday morning, Chinese media reported that it was suspending the imposition of punitive tariffs on U.S. pork imports. The following is a statement from National Pork Producers Council President David Herring, a pork producer from Lillington, N.C.: ... Read More

Farm Bureau’s Ag Innovation Challenge Saved Our Farm

It was 2:45 p.m., the last student had left my classroom for the day and I hastily checked my email before heading to a staff meeting. I was an animal science teacher at the local tech school by day and goat farmer when not in session. A subject head... Read More

Pork Checkoff Moving Remittance Payments Into Online System

The National Pork Board announced today plans to migrate Pork Checkoff remittances to its online platform. The online Checkoff remittance system is designed to significantly reduce the processing time, paper and other expenses for the Pork Board, whi... Read More

Does Out-of-Season-lambing offer profit opportunities?

With about 85% of the US lambs born between January and May, yet demand for fresh product throughout the year, is there profit opportunity for producers who can shift their lambing season? This topic was explored from several perspectives during t... Read More

Gov. Ricketts: Let’s Stand Up for Nebraska’s Family Farmers

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman issued statements following news that radical anti-agriculture groups had called for a moratorium on livestock production in Nebraska. “Let’s ... Read More

Checkoff-Funded Masters of Beef Advocacy  Program Reaches Major Milestones in 2019

CENTENNIAL, CO (Sept. 9. 2019) -- Just 10 years after its inception, the Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program celebrated its 15,000th graduate in August. The program was created to equip and engage beef industry advocates to co... Read More

Lamb industry requires further change, says American Lamb Summit

Outcomes from the inaugural American Lamb Summit were clear: all segments of the industry need to further improve lamb quality to keep and attract new customers and become more efficient to recapture market share from imported lamb. Yet, it wa... Read More

The Engler Journey: Roadblocks, Transitions Led to Success

A series of roadblocks and transitions led Amber Klassen (Burenheide) to a successful career and a powerful story. Amber founded ABChickens her freshman year of high school. She began with 200 broiler chickens and grew it to 1,800 broiler chickens... Read More

Nebraska hosts 2019 Range Beef Cow Symposium in November

The 2019 Range Beef Cow Symposium, the 26th iteration of this four-state educational event, will return to Nebraska with a Nov. 18-20 run at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds Events Center in Mitchell. “Moving Science into Practice” is this y... Read More