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Japan to accept Canadian beef over 30 mos of age

May 22, 2019

May 21, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Global Affairs Canada Maintaining and expanding market access for Canada’s high-quality agricultural products means greater export opportunities, the creation of good, middle-class jobs,...




AngusSource® bolsters program with genetic verification

May 17, 2019

Many cattlemen can say their calves are “Angus-sired”, but when buyers want added assurance, the AngusSource® program now offers an option to document that fact. The American Angus Association recently added genetic verification into their...






BLM Names State Director for Mont./Dakotas Office

May 17, 2019

Mehlhoff brings more than 35 years of public service to state leadership role The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the appointment of a veteran land manager as the new Director for the Montana/Dakotas...


G-20: Western hemisphere, Russia release ag statements

May 17, 2019

From the meeting of G-20 agriculture ministers in Japan, the Agriculture Department over the weekend released two statements from Western hemisphere governments and photos of their leaders meeting, while TASS, the Russian government news agency,...


AQHA ranching heritage challenges

May 17, 2019

The next 2019 American Quarter Horse Association Ranching Heritage Challenges are slated for May 18-19. The Central Coast Ranch Horse Classic is at the Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club in Carmel Valley, California. The...





Farm Bureau Calls for Quick Resolution on China Trade

May 17, 2019

America’s farmers need a swift resolution to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a letter to President Trump. The six-year downturn in farm...


USDA makes $40 million available for wetlands, cites Midwest

May 17, 2019

The Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced Thursday that it is inviting proposals for $40 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on...



Trump reveals immigration plan with nothing on farmworkers

May 17, 2019

President Donald Trump on Thursday revealed an immigration proposal that did not include any provisions to address the issue of farmworkers. Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said she had not taken a...


Walk-Ride-Rodeo movie, Amberly Snyder to speak: May 20-21
Walk-Ride-Rodeo movie, Amberly Snyder to speak: May 20-21

May 17, 2019

The Sturgis Ambulance and Black Hills Energy are sponsoring a free presentation by well-known barrel racer turned motivational speaker Amberley Snyder May 21 in the big gym at Sturgis Brown High School. Amberley shares her...