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USCA President Visits the White House to Talk Trade

June 19, 2018 — (WASHINGTON) – On Friday, June 15th, United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner was invited by Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) to the White House for a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. President Graner joined a delegation of ranchers and farmers

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Innovation Nation: New products to make life easier on the ranch (and rancher)

June 18, 2018 — In an industry as old as time, constant updates and innovations hit the market in the hopes of creating an easier user experience. Often single families or a couple are responsible for solely running the business, so products that are more efficient can make a

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Working Ranch Cowboys Association: For the Greater Good

June 18, 2018 — Working Ranch Cowboys Association is commonly perceived as a ranch rodeo association, and while that is partially true, the ranch rodeos are more of a vehicle for its larger goal: to support the cowboy community. In the two decades since WRCA was formed, it has

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CowPots: One Dairy Cow’s Manure is Another Man’s Garden Gold

June 18, 2018 — Garden pots that are made from cow manure, containing nitrogen, and biodegradable. In the northwest hills of Connecticut is a second-generation dairy farm run by two brothers, Matt and Ben Freund, who saw the potential of the idea, and made it happen. The brothers milk

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Roadie the Ranch Dog: The magic of a little orange mutt

June 18, 2018 — Every child in America probably has a stack of favorite books, and ranch and farm kids ought to add one or all four books from Scott Haynes' Roadie the Ranch Dog series to the stack. The Montana-born artist currently lives in Newcastle, Wyoming, with his

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Barta Livestock builds more than toys with scale-model livestock

June 18, 2018 — Zach Barta, the son of a ranchhand growing up in the Nebraska Sandhills, has always dreamed of quality livestock and, like many of us ag kids growing up in the '90's, spent his youth playing with 1/64th Ertl Farm Country sets. But as he grew

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Returning disabled farmers and ranchers to agriculture through AgrAbility

June 18, 2018 — William Meyers was 21 years old when he had his accident. The single vehicle rollover – he was driving home late from work at the local farm co-op – broke his back in three places and left him paralyzed from the T4 vertebrae down.   It

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Diversifying To Survive: Hutterite Colonies Explore Innovative Businesses To Enhance Their Ag Portfolios

June 18, 2018 — Don't put all your eggs in one basket.  This sage wisdom has been passed down from generation to generation of farming and ranching families. Diversifying a production agricultural portfolio can help weather through market pitfalls, damaging weather conditions and other unpredictable factors that can impact

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Rock Creek Aquaculture Farm

June 18, 2018 — Nebraska is corn and beef country, and soybeans and hogs and wheat.   Not shrimp. But a shrimp farm is thriving in southeast Nebraska.  Rock Creek Aquaculture, in Diller, Neb., sixty miles southwest of Lincoln, has been raising shrimp for the past year.   Scott and Holli

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The First Year: Stapleton Cooperative Market

June 18, 2018 — After having to drive a minimum of 20 miles for a loaf of bread or a jug of milk, the residents of Stapleton, Neb. and Logan County have their own grocery store.  The Stapleton Cooperative Market and Deli opened in March of 2017 and celebrated

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Y-Tex tags still made in the U.S.A.

June 18, 2018 — If you haven't personally used them to identify your livestock, there is a good chance you have seen the products while wandering the aisles of your local farm and ranch supply store where bags upon bags of colorful, geometrical shaped tags hang in rows. Chance

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DeTye Vet Supply uses dirt road values to help ranchers succeed

June 18, 2018 — Going into their 18th season of serving ag producers in western South Dakota and the surrounding area, Tyler and Dee Haugen can see that their goals and business strategy are sound.  DeTye Vet Supply, located near Sturgis, South Dakota, uses a mail-order style business and

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Taylor Buckley joins American Gelbvieh Association staff

June 15, 2018 — Broomfield, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association is pleased to announce and welcome Taylor Buckley as the new data and member services coordinator. Buckley will assist AGA members and customers with DNA testing, as well as all aspects of the AGA Online Registry Service. She

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Paul Berg to receive AMSA’s highest honor

June 15, 2018 — Paul Berg, an associate professor emeritus in North Dakota State University's Animal Sciences Department, will be the 2018 recipient of the American Meat Science Association's highest honor, the R.C. Pollock Award. Berg will be honored during the association's 71st Reciprocal Meat Conference on June 26

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Conference workshops cover gamut of subjects for farmers and ranchers

June 15, 2018 — Montana Farm Bureau members discussed issues and advocacy during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference June 12-14 in Fairmont Hot Springs. The Issues workshop speakers covered three items of interest to farmers and ranchers—trucking regulations, the farm bill and Farm Service programs. Bruce Holmes, with

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NCBA “Looks Forward” to Public Meeting on Fake Meat

June 15, 2018 — WASHINGTON (June 15, 2018) – Today National Cattlemen's Beef Association Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration's announcement that they will hold a public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture technology: "NCBA

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The family who rodeos together … Pirrung family shares passion for sport

June 15, 2018 — This Wednesday (June 13, 2018), South Dakota Farmers Union fed hundreds of South Dakota families who gathered in Belle Fourche for the South Dakota State High School Rodeo Finals, among them is the Pirrung family of Hartford. Payton, 16, qualified in team roping – an

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BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited – Consumer Issues and Demand

June 15, 2018 — BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited – Consumer Issues and Demand Images Three Noticeable Changes in Beef! Three Noticeable Changes in Beef! Consumers have more opportunities to express their opinion about the food they buy and eat. By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist NDSU Extension After four

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SD women hold 1, 2, 3 spots for all-around at CNFR

June 14, 2018 — CASPER, Wyoming (June 13, 2018) — An Australian going to school in Oklahoma is dominating the saddle bronc riding at the 70th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). Jake Finlay from Queensland is a senior at Panhandle State University in Goodwell studying animal science. He

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Stepping out: Researchers seek genetic information in cattle that travel to graze

June 14, 2018 — Derek Bailey and his cohorts have been wondering – do your cows like to hike in the mountains? This is just one aspect of research that the New Mexico State University professor and researcher, along with others has worked on since the 1990s to help

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