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Lawmakers See How Food Is Produced  During A Day At The Ranch
Lawmakers See How Food Is Produced During A Day At The Ranch Livestock | 05/04/2019

Several Kansas legislators and U.S. congressmen participated in “A Day at the Ranch” April 27 near Eureka.

Evaluating Winter Wheat for Use as Forage or Grain
Evaluating Winter Wheat for Use as Forage or Grain Livestock | 05/04/2019

Current market conditions for wheat along with the price and short availability of hay in some locations is setting up a scenario where the growing winter wheat crop may have more value for grazing or as a hay crop this...

Second Hours-of-Service Bill Introduced in Congress
Second Hours-of-Service Bill Introduced in Congress Livestock | 05/04/2019

The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act was introduced in the Senate earlier this week. Now, House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson and Greg Pence of Indiana introduced H.R. Bill 2460, the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act.

Beef Month Opens With Proclamation Signing
Beef Month Opens With Proclamation Signing Livestock | 05/03/2019

Gov. Laura Kelly recognized the contributions ranchers and feeders make to the state’s economy last week by declaring May as Beef Month in Kansas.

Gov. Ricketts Proclaims May as Beef Month in Nebraska
Gov. Ricketts Proclaims May as Beef Month in Nebraska Livestock | 05/01/2019

Governor Pete Ricketts was joined at the State Capitol by representatives from Nebraska’s beef industry to proclaim May as Beef Month. Nebraskans celebrate Beef Month every May to highlight the importance of the cattle industry to the state.

Sasse Reintroduces Livestock Haulers Legislation
Sasse Reintroduces Livestock Haulers Legislation Livestock | 05/01/2019

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse reintroduced the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act. Sasse led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the legislation.

Chronic Oversupply, Depressed Prices Plague Dairy Industry
Chronic Oversupply, Depressed Prices Plague Dairy Industry Livestock | 05/01/2019

In response to sustained depressed milk prices, chronic oversupply, farm-level consolidation, and a wave of farm closures, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing on the state of the dairy economy.

New York Mayor Announced Own Green New Deal
New York Mayor Announced Own Green New Deal Livestock | 04/25/2019

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a Green New Deal of his own this week, calling for a reduction in purchases of processed meats in New York City.

R-CALF Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Beef Packers
R-CALF Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Beef Packers Livestock | 04/25/2019

The Scott+Scott law firm has filed a class action lawsuit in federal district court in Chicago on behalf of R-CALF USA and four cattle-feeding ranchers from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Wyoming.

USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock and Dairy Insurance Programs
USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock and Dairy Insurance Programs Livestock | 04/23/2019

The Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency Monday announced several enhancements to the Dairy Revenue Protection, Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection Programs.

K-State veterinarian urges producers to conduct bull soundness exam
K-State veterinarian urges producers to conduct bull soundness exam Livestock | 04/23/2019

This time of year, A.J. Tarpoff enjoys warmer temperatures and green grass just as much as the next guy, but you might cut him a little slack if he thinks a bit differently about the onset of spring-like weather.

Kansas Unified In Support Of New WOTUS Rule
Kansas Unified In Support Of New WOTUS Rule Livestock | 04/22/2019

NCBA and KLA recently filed official comments with the Environmental Protection Agency supporting the new waters of the U.S. rule proposed by the Trump administration.