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Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood

May 19, 2017 — Outtagrass Cattle Co. cartoon by Jan Swan Wood for the May 20, 2017, edition of Tri-State Livestock News

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Nebraska Beef Council hosts Beef Experience Tour

May 19, 2017 — KEARNEY, NE – Chefs, dietitians, bloggers and foodservice professionals were guest on the Beef Experience Tour hosted by the Nebraska Beef Council on May 9th and 10th. The tour attendees were visitors from states across the country including New York, Ohio, Tennessee, California, Arkansas, Utah […]

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South Dakota Soil Days and Rangeland Days: June 20-21, Wall

May 19, 2017 — The South Dakota 13th Annual Soil Days & 34th Annual Rangeland Days will be June 20-21. Pre-register by June 14. For more information or to register, contact Dave Ollila (605)394-1722 or david.ollila@sdstate.edu Continuing Education undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Sioux Falls will […]

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Perdue says NAFTA can be improved for ag

May 19, 2017 — Reacting to Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's formal message to Congress that the Trump administration intends to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement in 90 days, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said "While NAFTA has been an overall positive for American agriculture, any trade deal […]

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Perdue travels to S. Dakota for veterans event

May 19, 2017 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is traveling today to Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota to discuss the Agriculture Department's Veterans to Agriculture Initiatives. Perdue will be joined by South Dakota Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds, and Rep. Rep. Kristi Noem, all Republicans, and […]

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USTR sends NAFTA renegotiation notice to Congress

May 19, 2017 — Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally notified Congress that President Donald Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. In a briefing for reporters, Lighthizer said the notification means that negotiations could start on August 16 and that USTR […]

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USCA chairman comments on NAFTA renegotiation

May 19, 2017 — (WASHINGTON) – May 19, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally notified Congress of the Administration's intent to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) Trade Committee Chairman Leo McDonnell issued the following statement: "Since the signing of NAFTA, U.S. […]

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Mont. Farm Bureau: Stop water rights extortion

May 19, 2017 — Federal agencies managing western lands are increasingly demanding that ranchers with grazing permits on federal lands surrender their water rights to the government or get off the range. The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) believes this is extortion and not an acceptable practice of the […]

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Earl cartoon by Big Dry Syndicate

May 19, 2017 — Earl cartoon by Big Dry Syndicate for the May 20, 2017, edition of Tri-State Livestock News

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AQHA approves animal welfare recommendations

May 19, 2017 — The American Quarter Horse Association, May 18, 2017 – The AQHA Executive Committee approved several recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission at the 2017 AQHA Convention. The recommendations ranged from adding specific medications to the AQHA forbidden drugs or substances list to creating educational […]

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Darrel Barry1929-2017

May 19, 2017 — Darrel "Beechnut" Barry was born February 15, 1929, at New Underwood, SD, at his Grandma Barry's home to Emory E. and Clara C. (Welfl) Barry. He attended Barry School at Haydraw the first 8 years of school. He then attended high school in New Underwood, […]

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Ag Pride 2017

May 19, 2017 — Our special section magazine featuring stories about those who are proud to support the ag industry. Read the full issue below (may take a few seconds to load). In this issue: Telling your ag story–South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Photo Contest Winners […]

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Dietterle, Harper purchase Faith Livestock after Vance family operates it for 57 years

May 19, 2017 — Gary Vance has seen some ranches add 200 pounds to their calf weights. It didn't happen overnight, but neither did the success of Faith Livestock Commission Company under the Vance family's watch care. After 57 years in the auction business, the Vance family of Faith, […]

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Fair trade keeps American farms competitive

May 18, 2017 — Fair trade is critical to American farmers and ranchers and our nation's economy. That's why opening new markets—and maintaining the ones we have now—is a top priority at the American Farm Bureau. Agriculture is fueling our economy, as well as putting food on our tables. […]

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S.D. Eminent Farmer nominations due June 1

May 18, 2017 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State University Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Committee is seeking nominations for SDSU's Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Award Program. 2017 marks the 90th anniversary of the program, which was founded in 1927. The intent of this program is to recognize […]

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BeefTalk: Proactive Cow Penning

May 18, 2017 — A beef producer needs a set of "liquid cattle" – the group that is easy to round up and sell as weather changes, feed becomes short or the labor force changes. Selling this group creates opportunity for the remaining herd by lessoning the demands on […]

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Wilson Ranch 7th Annual Bull Sale

May 18, 2017 — Date: Mar. 31, 2017 Location: St. Onge Livestock Auction, St. Onge, SD Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar TSLN Rep.: Scott Dirk Average: 39 Yearling bulls – $3,835 Wayne, Susan and Kellen Wilson held the 7th Annual Wilson Ranch bull sale at St. Onge Livestock with a very […]

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NCBA joins Canadian, Mexican partners in presidential letter

May 18, 2017 — WASHINGTON — The National Cattlemen's Beef Association today joined its cattle-industry partners in Canada and Mexico in sending a joint letter to the presidents of those two nations and to President Trump, urging the three leaders to not "jeopardize the success we have all enjoyed […]

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Nebraska’s Shrewsbury to intern at Red Angus

May 18, 2017 — Denton, Texas — Ashtyn Shrewsbury, Alliance, Nebraska, is serving the Red Angus Association of America as the summer intern with the RAAA marketing team. She will be assisting the Association with herd visits and be completing field audits as required for the Feeder Calf Certification […]

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Wilken Angus—Your connection to proven profitable genetics!

May 18, 2017 — Date: April 29, 2017 Location: Faith Livestock Commission Co. Auctioneer: Doug Dietterle Reported by: Dan Piroutek & Scott Dirk Averags: 75 Yrlg. Angus Bulls – $5,136 Gary and Lori Wilken, along with their large family, hosted another big crowd on another beautiful spring day in […]

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