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USDA to publish notice to relocate 600 ERS, NIFA employees

August 14, 2018 — The Trump administration is wasting no time with its plans announced last week to move most of the staff of the Agriculture Department's Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of Washington. The Agriculture Department announced today that it will

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Day Writing by Heather Hamilton-Maude: Grandma’s House

August 10, 2018 — It's a kitchen table that nearly fills the room Beneath a wooden clock sporting a mule deer buck There are cookies in the jar on the counter The biggest of the set with the mushrooms on top Handwritten recipes in a fine cursive print Hideous

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Traceability forum: Kansas City, Sept. 25-26

August 10, 2018 — The 2018 Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability will bring together beef and dairy producers, cattle feeders, state veterinarians, livestock markets, and technology and data experts, in an effort to advance USDA's ADT program. "Traceability – it's fundamental to many key aspects of the food industry.

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National Cattlemen’s Foundation accepting applications for 2018 W.D. Farr Scholarships

August 10, 2018 — DENVER (August 10, 2018) – The National Cattlemen's Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed

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Johnson named Hereford Adviser of the Year

August 10, 2018 — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeanne Johnson, Centerville, S.D., was honored as the 2018 Adviser of the Year, July 5, during the VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Grand Island, Neb. Johnson has been the adviser for the South Dakota Junior Hereford Association since 2012

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GRSB issues statement on antimicrobial stewardship

August 10, 2018 — COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (August 1, 2018) – The membership of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has voted overwhelmingly to approve a global Statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship to recognize the urgency with which action against the development of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) needs to be

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Hastings youth help with horses during rodeo

August 10, 2018 — Hastings, Neb. (August 6, 2018) – When Taylor and Faith Wilson go to the Hastings (Neb.) rodeo, they don't get to watch much of the show. But that's by their choice. The girls, daughters of Dr. Troy and Marsha Wilson of Hastings, spend their time

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Anthrax is found in Butte County

August 10, 2018 — Additional cases of Anthrax have been confirmed in South Dakota livestock this year. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven has confirmed that the disease was diagnosed in a group of 300 unvaccinated yearling cattle in Butte County. Butte is the fourth county where the disease has

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USDA supply and demand data to be released without ‘lockup’

August 10, 2018 — For the first time in decades, the Agriculture Department today will release the latest information on supply and demand for crops without allowing major news organizations such as Reuters, Bloomberg and DTN/The Progressive Farmer early access to the information so their analyses can be released

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First confirmed equine case of West Nile Virus found in Mont. for 2018

August 10, 2018 — Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock has received the first reported cases of equine West Nile Virus in Montana for 2018 in Musselshell and Lake Counties. This follows detection of the virus in mosquito surveillance pools from Cascade, Hill, and Lewis and Clark

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Ft. Pierre to host 4-H rodeo finals Aug. 17-19

August 10, 2018 — FT. PIERRE, SD – A 47-year tradition rides on Aug. 17-19 as the South Dakota 4-H Finals Rodeo brings together some of the most accomplished young cowboys and cowgirls from across the state to compete for top honors at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Ft.

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NCBA reaffirms its unwavering support for checkoff program

August 10, 2018 — DENVER (Aug. 10, 2018) — The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is fully committed to the Beef Checkoff Program and the state beef councils who carry out necessary demand-building programs on behalf of the industry. For more than 50 years, state beef councils have been

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Beef for the patrolmen

August 9, 2018 —

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Mellette County Livestock Show: Aug 29

August 9, 2018 — The date for the annual Mellette County Pen of 3 Heifer and Livestock Show, sponsored by the Mellette County Livestock Improvement Association has been set. The show will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the White River, SD rodeo grounds. The divisions for the

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BeefTalk: Sheep and Cows: Some Do and Some Do Not

August 9, 2018 — Driving across the grasslands, one finds oneself asking, "Who eats all this grass?" Those who live in more urban settings actually ask, "Who cuts the grass?" Well, we have no need to cut grass because sheep and cows graze, coexisting within the same grasslands, along

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Independent ranchers seek injunction of beef checkoff funds in 13 more states

August 9, 2018 — National independent rancher group Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) today moved to expand their legal campaign to end the unconstitutional administration of the Beef Checkoff program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The current injunction against collection of checkoff funds,

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Petition aims to change labeling laws for U.S. beef

August 9, 2018 — When consumers shop the meat case, they have a variety of labels to choose from such as natural, organic, antibiotic-free, grassfed, Certified Angus Beef and Certified Hereford Beef, just to name a few. While beef and pork muscle cuts are no longer under the list

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Paul Merle Elshere: 1929-2018

August 9, 2018 — Paul Merle Elshere 1929-2018 Paul Merle Elshere was born October 11, 1929 in Philip, South Dakota to Ruth (Eymer) and Paul Leroy Elshere. He was their first child who was then followed by Phyllis, Arlie, and Linda. Paul attended school at Elshere School, Milesville School,

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SDSU announces the ’18 Eminent Farmers/Ranchers and Homemakers

August 9, 2018 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences will recognize four individuals with the Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Eminent Homemaker honor during a banquet on September 21, 2018 at the McCrory Gardens

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NDSU’s Ken Hellevang is named Professional Engineer of the Year

August 9, 2018 — Ken Hellevang receives recognition for his work as an agricultural engineer. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has recognized Ken Hellevang, a professor in North Dakota State University's Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department, with the Professional Engineering Institute's Professional Engineer of the

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