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SD 4-H Members Compete in Livestock Judging Contest

January 17, 2020

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota 4-H youth from Clark, Deuel and McCook counties competed in the 2019 National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held on Nov. 19, 2019, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock...




Senate passes USMCA, sends it to Trump

January 17, 2020

The Senate passed the bill to implement the U.Sl-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade Jan. 16, 2020. The vote was 89 to 10. The House has already passed it and the measure will now go to President...



Ganje: Don’t look for the gold, look for the gravel

January 17, 2020

In the natural resources, mining and geological fields, the ‘experts’ are reluctant to call gravel a mineral. It matters not whether they are a lawyer, judge or geologist. But I set aside this ridiculous game...


Varilek’s Cattle Call: Test of the Strength

January 17, 2020

We had a significant test lower across the agriculture markets on Thursday just after the signing of phase one. Friday was better for the grains, but livestock didn’t hold up quite as well. Fundamentals on...



Grazing workshop, Murdo, Jan 29-30

January 17, 2020

Biological Planning: Regenerative Grazing and Cropping with Purpose, a two-day workshop with Joshua Dukart, certified Holistic Management educator and rancher from western North Dakota. The workshop will be held January 29 & 30, 2020 at...


NE Ranchers enjoy winter ball

January 17, 2020

Mullen – The 165 plus cattlemen and women that came to the Hooker Co. Community Center on the Hooker Co. fairgrounds to welcome 2020 in had much better weather than the previous two years. The...


Ag agencies highlight accomplishments in 2019

January 17, 2020

In a little-noticed series of news releases and blogs in December, Agriculture agencies listed their accomplishments for 2019. While these publications might be considered brag books, they are interesting for what they choose to highlight...


Forest Service chief emphasizes timber sales

January 17, 2020

Vicki Christiansen, chief of the U.S. Forest Service, an Agriculture Department agency, highlighted increased visitor access and the highest timber sales in 21 years, in a year-end report. “In 2019, through Shared Stewardship agreements, we...


Northey lists agency achievements in 2019

January 17, 2020

Northey lists agency accomplishments in 2019 Agriculture Undersecretary for Food Production and Conservation Bill Northey in late December listed the major accomplishments in 2019 of the agencies under him: the Farm Service Agency, the Risk...


Update your AQHA member account information

January 17, 2020

AQHA members, it’s that time of the year again! Login to your AQHA member account and update your contact information to ensure it is correct. Updating your contact information allows AQHA to properly service your...


APHIS highlights keeping African Swine Fever out of the country

January 17, 2020

The Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service put keeping African Swine Fever at the top of its list of accomplishments for 2019, but also noted “eradicating a disease affecting stone fruit, keeping international...


FSIS lists 2019 accomplishments, 2020 agenda

January 17, 2020

The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has published a news release listing its 2019 accomplishments and agenda for 2020. “It’s all about the science,” said Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety Mindy Brashears. “Science...


Alltech launches relief effort for Australian farmers

January 17, 2020

[NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.] – Even as rain begins to fall in some parts of Australia, wildfires continue to devastate large portions of the country. The fires have already destroyed an estimated 10 million hectares, claiming 25...



N.D. 4-Hers Develop Skills at National Summit

January 17, 2020

Three North Dakota 4-H’ers had an opportunity to develop their skills as leaders in the agriculture industry at the recent 63rd annual 4-H Youth AgriScience Summit held in Chevy Chase, Md. “This was a great...


PRCA Standings of Jan. 13, 2020

January 17, 2020

All-Around Standings Rank, Name, City, State, Earnings 1. Clay Smith, Broken Bow, OK……………………. $12,061.05 2. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, TX,…………………………. $11,206.17 Bareback Riding Standings Rank, Name, City, State, Earnings 1. Winn Ratliff, Leesville, LA,. $10,223.68 2....