Next Round of NAFTA Talks moves to Mexico City

The first round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are finished and the next two rounds are already on the schedule.Negotiators will head to Mexico City for the next round of talks September 1-5.

KLA/K-State Ranch Management Field Days coming up

The historic Black Diamond Angus Ranch, also known as Warner Angus Ranch, will host the first 2017 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 17 near Spearville.

Japan Raising Tariff on U.S. Beef Imports

The government of Japan announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase to the tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen beef from the U.S.

Kansas State University meat scientists looking at new ways to preserve bacon

Can a simple antioxidant bring more sizzle to Americans love affair with bacon? Kansas State University researchers think so, and they're setting off on a project to figure it all out. The university's research is funded by the National Pork Board

NPPC Backs EPA Request To Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements For Farms

The National Pork Producers Council have filed a brief in support of EPAs recent motion to delay a federal court order requiring farms to begin onerous and unnecessary air emissions reporting.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 4 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 10.8 million head on July 1, 2017. The inventory was 4 percent above July 1, 2016.

Marubeni Corporation to acquire Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC,

Marubeni Corporation announced that it will acquire Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC to enter into the production and sales of beef in the United States. Creekstone is located in Arkansas City, KS.

Cattle Industry Wraps Up Summer Business Meeting

At their Summer Business Meeting in Denver, the National Cattlemens Beef Associations board of directors formally adopting policy positions on issues like international trade, tax reform, and modernizing the Endangered Species Act.

Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements

Gov. Ricketts directed the Nebraska State Patrol to temporarily wave certain requirements waived for trucks hauling to aid North Dakotans and South Dakotans impacted by drought conditions.

Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer Program expands

Coming to central Kansas the Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer Program. The program, which began in 2013 in southeast Kansas, has no true borders in terms of producers being able to enroll, according to program director Jaymelynn Farney

Heifer Considerations in today's market

UNL Extension Educator Aaron Burger discusses considerations when contemplating whether to replace or sell your heifers. He also previews the "State of Beef" Conference.

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